Spring 2024

Chinese Cultural Tables: Every Monday and Thursday (11:30 am - 1:30 pm) at Pryz Lobby
Discover the captivating world of Chinese culture through our immersive and interactive cultural tables. With diverse topics ranging from history and art to cuisine and more, there's something for everyone to explore. Engage in hands-on activities, indulge in delicious tastings, and take in the beautiful posters. Come meet our inspiring Fulbright Teaching Assistant from Taiwan and gain a deeper understanding of the rich and fascinating Chinese culture.

Chinese Language Tables: January 16, Febuary 19, March 26, and April 16 (6:00-7:00 pm) at McM208
Looking to practice and improve your Chinese language skills? Our Chinese language tables are open to all levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced. Come join us for monthly conversational sessions led by our experienced language instructors. You'll have the opportunity to practice speaking, listening, and reading in a supportive and immersive environment. Whether you're new to the language or looking to enhance your current skills, our language tables are the perfect place to take your Chinese to the next level.

Taste of Dumplings: March 18 (6:00-7:00 pm)
Join us for an evening of mouth-watering delights at our Taste of Dumplings event! Experience the diverse and delicious flavors of dumplings from various regions of Asian countries. Our selection of different shapes and tastes of dumplings promises to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Whether you're a fan of traditional dumplings or curious to try new flavors, this event is a must-attend for all foodies out there!

Spring 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (6:30-7:30pm)
There will be a webinar introducing the Southeast Asian collection at the Asian Division as well as Southeast Asian materials at other research centers at the Library of Congress. Registration is via the following Zoom link: http://bit.ly/3sSgps1. The webinar provides an orientation to researchers about the types of Southeast Asian materials available at the Library and how to access them. While the webinar mainly focuses on Southeast Asian material, there is also plenty of general information on how to access the Library and also on reading rooms Library-wide. Fellowship and partnership opportunities at the Library will also be covered.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
"Using Chinese in the U.S. Government" - a discussion led by speaker Christopher Crocoll (Deputy Division Director of East Asian & Pacific Languages, Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department). Crocoll leads a discussion & answers the questions: 
¨ Why work for the Government?
¨ How is Chinese (or other languages) used in the Government?
¨ Who has the positions involving Chinese, and what are they like?
¨ What should one’s Chinese be like to work in the Government?
Zoom Link

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Chinese Club is hosting the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration this Friday (2/12) at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Chinese Trivia will be played using Kahoot and the top three winners will receive Amazon gift cards. In order to sign up for this fun-filled event please register on the nest and the Zoom link will be sent to you. Please, invite your friends so everyone has a chance to win prizes and celebrate the year of the ox - for any questions or accommodations please email dygert@cua.edu.

Fall 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Sneak-peek Lecture: Wondering why WeChat & TikTok are such a big deal these days? Explore this & similar questions in:CHN 290: Unpacking the Chinese Internet - A course by William Vogt, China Expert & Social Media Analyst. *Course to be taught in English, No Chinese language experience required*
Register for the sneak-peek lecture here: https://bit.ly/3dC4fxi

Thursday, October 1, 2020
The Mid-Autumn Festival is this Thursday and the Chinese club is celebrating by hosting a zoom where we will be learning about the legend of the Moon Festival. Fellow Chinese Club members will tell stories and teach you how to make moon cakes and Chinese lanterns!
Join us THIS THURSDAY at 8:00 P.M.
Our Zoom link:https://cua.zoom.us/j/82148981533?pwd=bFBwTGc3Nm9aUnJLUUZiMm9RdUc3QT09

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Join us from 2:30-3:30pm as we discuss the Expectations within the Asian Community 
CCE Link

Saturday, March 21, 2020
19th Annual Philippine Culture Night: "PangaRap: Will You Take the Chance?". Sponsered by Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students (F.O.C.U.S). 5-10pm Pryz Great Rooms

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Internationally renowned Japanese artist Tabaimo & choreographer Maki Morshita present Fruits Borne Out of Rust a performance executed by a solo female dancer and two on-stage musicians to an original score by Yusuke Awazu & Keisuke Tanaka. CUA Asian Studies students will attend this production with Prof. Hwang. If you are interested in discounted seating ($25), please email hwang@cua.edu for more information.
7:30 pm, Kennedy Center

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Chinese Night: Lunar New Year Celebration. Sponsored by Catholic University Chinese Club and Department of Modern Languages and Literature. Free food, games, crafts, raffles, lion dance! More info here
6-7:30pm, Pryz Great Rooms

Fall 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students: Misa and Fiesta. Celebrate Filipino American History Month with F.O.C.U.S.! Bring your friends and family to celebrate a bilingual Mass in St. Vincent's chapel followed by free Filipino food, games, dancing, and more!
11am St. Vincent's Chapel

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Politics Lecture: Human Rights Violations in Xinjiang. Ms. Olilvia Enos, Senior Policy Analyst, Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation.
5pm, Gowan 408

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Sociology Lecture: Is a Casteless India Possible? Dr. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, an Indian political theorist, writer, and activist for Dalit rights. Please RSVP for the event here or email barren@cua.edu.
4pm, Pryz Great Room A

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Annual Lecture on Human Rights: Thirty Years after Tiananmen Square: Human Rights in China Today. Guangchen Cheng, IPR Fellow and author of Barefoot Lawyer. Cheng will reflect upon developments since the Tiananmen Square protest that was crushed by the Communist party.
6:30pm, Heritage Hall


Saturday, April 27, 2019
18th Annual Philippine Cultural Night: "Hindi Ako Malayo: I will Bring Your Home." Sponsored by Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).
5 to 10 p.m., Pryz Great Rooms

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
Book Talk: North Korean Human Rights Transnational Advocacy. Professor Andrew Yeo, Director of Asian Studies, discusses his new book on the eve of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, Vietnam and the importance of human rights. Sponsored by Mullen Library and IPR. Reception to follow.
5:15 to 6:30 p.m., May Gallery, Mullen Library.

Tuesday, February 18, 2019
Book Talk: Delivering Little Boy. Professor James Nolan, Williams College, discusses his new book about collaboration between American and Japanese physicists and doctors to study the effects of radiation on atomic bomb survivors. Sponsored by Department of Sociology. Reception to follow. 
5:15 to 6:30 p.m., Pryz 323 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Chinese Night: Lunar New Year Celebration. Sponsored by Catholic University Chinese Club and Department of Modern Languages and Literature. Free food, games, crafts, raffles, lion dance! More info here.
4:30 to 6 p.m., Pryz Great Rooms

FALL 2018

Tuesday, December 6, 2018
John Oh Memorial Lecture: Ambassador Kathleen Stephens. Sponsored by the Department of Politics.
4:30-6:00 pm, Happel Room, Caldwell Hall. Reception to follow immediately.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Film Screening: 1987: When the Day Comes. Based on an actual event, the film focuses on the cover-up and investigation of the death of a university student activist by water torture during the height of democratization protests in South Korean in 1987. Sponsored by the Department of Politics.
3:40 to 5:40 p.m., Aquinas Hall 108

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Lecture: "A Casual Conversation with a Zen Master: Life, Love, Success, Happiness, Meaning" Speaker: Venerable Pomyun Sunim. Sponsored by Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue, of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.
4 to 6 p.m., Happel Room, Caldwell Hall


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Public Discussion: "Democracy Understood from Asian Perspectives in These Global Times"

Monday, April 10, 2017
Career Panel: "Career Panel on Asia and International Relations" with Mr. Kevin Kim, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Nicholas Hamisevicz, Ph.D. Student, The Catholic University of America and former Director of Research and Academic Affairs, Korea Economic Institute of America; and Mr. David An, Senior Research Fellow, Global Taiwan Institute and former Senior Project Manager, Lockheed Martin.
12:40 to 1:45 p.m., Gibbons Hall, B030

Monday, February 20, 2017
Lecture: "U.S.-China Relations" by Mr. Kevin Sheives, China Desk, U.S. Department of State
12:40 to 1:45 p.m., Gibbons Hall, B030

Friday, February 3, 2017
Conversation with a Buddhist Monk: "One World, One Dream" Forming a Community of Common Destiny for Human Beings
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Happel Room, Caldwell Hall

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Lecture: "China and the United States at the Crossroads: The Moral and Cultural Challenges" by Dr. Zhang Yuan, Professor of Comparative Literature, Beijing Normal University. Co-Sponsored by The Catholic University of America's Department of Politics and the Center for the Study of Statesmanship.
4 p.m., Columbus School of Law, Room 204

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Cultural Event: Chinese New Year Celebration.
Sponsored by Catholic University Chinese Club.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Pryzbyla Center Great Rooms B & C


Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Lecture: "Peacmaking in Mindanao Philippines: The Role of CUA" with Dr. Frederick Ahearn, Institute of Policy Research & Catholic Studies and Emeritus Professor of Social Science, The Catholic University of America. Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies Brown Bag Series.
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Room 351

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Cultural Event: Chinese Movie Night. Sponsored by Catholic University Chinese Club

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Conference: "The Evolution of North Korean Human Rights Discourse and Activism: Domestic and Transnational Dimensions"
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Great Room A, Pryzbyla Center