Liu Jianhua: Collected Letters

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Liu Jianhua: Collected Letters
NOW ON VIEW LOGGIA, SECOND FLOOR In the elegant Loggia, echoes of our building’s history linger in limestone walls, stately pillars and the ornate ceiling. Now, a cutting-edge art installation transforms one corner of the space: Porcelain letters and fragments of Chinese characters, suspended in midair, mingle in a silent symphony of symbols, open to interpretation and a new reading. With...

Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics

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A Collaboration with Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (OCTOBER 18, 2017–APRIL 1, 2018) Opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), on October 18, Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics juxtaposes paintings and sculptures by one of the most imaginative artists working today with treasures from the MFA’s renowned collection of Japanese art. The exhibition reveals how Murakami’s contemporary vision is...

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

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Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

Japanese Artist Yasunori Kimata to Perform Live Painting at UCF on November 5

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Japanese artist Yasunori Kimata arts
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 17, 2018) – The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami and the University of Central Florida (UCF) present a live painting performance by Japanese artist Yasunori Kimata on Monday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m. in Cape Florida Room 316ABCD in the UCF Student Union, located at 12715 Pegasus Dr. in Orlando. Admission is free. Kimata’s skill, artistry and mastery...

My Life in China

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Independent film director, Kenneth Eng, recently graced our Central Florida for the East Coast Premiere of his documentary film, “My Life in China,” at the 2015 Florida Film Festival. During the festival, we received an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes meet and greet with him at the Asia Trend / YESS Center on April 14, 2015. Eng was officially selected for...

The Nanking Revolution

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This is an excerpt from Brandon Chin's novel, "The Nanking Revolution". It is an alternative history of The Nanking Massacre where the Chinese civilians, instead, rise up against the Imperial Japanese Army. You can download the novel in its entirety here: https://brandonchin.net/book/the-nanking-revolution Neda felt a thick knot settle in his chest sitting frozen over. The cramped train full of other young...

The Art of Belly Dancing

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Belly dance class
Traditionally known as the “Oriental Dance,” belly dancing has been celebrated for centuries by royalty, writers, poets, artists and musicians. Many experts say belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the Orient to India to the Middle East. Throughout history, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women--generally during rites...

Taiwanese Dance by National Dong Hwa University

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dance troupe of the College of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University
May is Asian Heritage Month and in support of it the dance troupe of the College of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University is touring the United States. This is the tenth year anniversary of the group and it is the first time they have come to the United States. The dancers are all from tribal communities from across Taiwan and represent to the diversity...

2015 Asian’s Top Five Google searched words

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyhSBELXK7A Google unveiled the “2015-the top ten search terms list”. No search ranking for mainland China since Google be blocked in mainland China. What are those hot words in Google search ranking? Following is Google part of Asian countries and regions “2015-the top ten search terms list”: Hong Kong, China iPhone 6s How-Old.net (Microsoft launched a guess age tool) Du Rufeng (Helen To Yu-ung, travel writer and...

FusionFest Celebrates Diversity

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FusionFest 2018
New festival brings two days of cultural and international entertainment, food and film to Central Florida Orange County, Fla. – A new festival celebrating Central Florida’s growing diversity is coming to Orange County on Thanksgiving weekend this year. FusionFest, a free, two-day celebration of cultural inclusion, will be held on Nov. 24 and 25, 2018 in front of the Dr. Phillips Center in downtown...
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