Asian Cultures Around Campus

Asian Cultures Around Campus is an ongoing series of performances and instructional demonstrations featuring student talents as well as homegrown and renowned artists outside of Bloomington. Through these performances, the Asian Culture Center endeavors to bring the Asian cultures closer to the University and Bloomington communities. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Past programs include:

Monday Table Topics: Round-Table Discussion

Monday Table Topics is a monthly discussion and luncheon with IU faculty and visiting scholars at Indiana University. The roundtable serves as one of the many informal outlets for scholars to talk about topics related to Asian culture, history, arts, education, politics, government and business. A light lunch is usually provided. Past roundtable discussions have included:

Over A Cup Of Tea

Over a Cup of Tea is a monthly forum on issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans. Guest speakers are often invited to present their expertise on particular subjects and to faciliate discussions. Some past topics and guests include:

Asian Presidents' Dinner Meeting

Sponsored by the Asian Student Union and the Asian Culture Center, this monthly dinner meeting of all Asian student leaders is an opportunity for student leaders to network, get support, and learn from each other's activities. If you would like to observe the meeting or if you have an important announcement or agenda to be included please contact the ACC.

Recipe Exchange and Cooking Demonstration

The ACC invites guests who will unveil their culinary knowledge and tell you about the varieties and nuances of the featured Asian dish, as well as its preparation. Past featured recipes have included Yum Woon Sen and Korean Bulgogi.

Weekly Asian Games Featuring Mah-Jong and Go

Mah-Jong is a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. It originated in China and dates far back into ancient times. Volunteers teach and play Mah-Jong at the ACC every week.
Play 'Mah-Jong' at the ACC
Every Friday
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Go (WeiQi in Chinese, Baduk in Korean) is the oldest game of strategy still played in its original form. The rules are simple, but the strategy is fantastically complex (computers can't come close toe beating humans). Come to play, learn, or even teach this ageless game.
Play 'Go' at the ACC
Every Friday
Time: 4-7 p.m.

Henna Lessons 101

Come to the ACC to learn the ancient Indian art of henna designs. You will have hands on experience, as well as learn basic techniques and designs. Please feel free to bring your friends.

Asian Language Learning Program

Need tutoring in an Asian language? Need to learn basic survival phrases in an Asian language? Or to brush-up on your speaking skills? The ACC can help! All tutorial sessions are FREE, last one hour, and held at the Asian Culture Center. Languages offered include: Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Bengali, and Vietnamese.

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Who are Asian Pacific Americans?

Time: Fridays, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description:A bi-monthly roundtable lunch discussion that allows students and community members to talk about specific topics such as: APA identity, misconceptions, model minority myth, APA and media representation, bi-racial culture, and others. Light lunch provided to participants.