Fresno State Celebrates 30th annual Amerasia week

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Fresno State Celebrates 30th annual Amerasia week

The 30th annual Amerasia Week celebration at California State University, Fresno will be held Wednesday through Saturday (March 7-10) with free, nightly events open to the public starting at 7 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union, 2485 E. San Ramon Ave. The lineup is:

On Wednesday, the romantic comedy from Hong Kong “and i hate you so” will be screened. Thursday is Japanese Culture Night, featuring a performance of “Doyo,” traditional Japanese songs by Nihonjinkai, the Japanese Student Association of Fresno State. The movie, “Shall We Dance?” also will be shown.

On Friday, the Hmong Student Association will present cultural songs, dances, a fashion show and a play about the courtship rituals among the Hmong in Thailand.

Festival Night on Saturday will feature music, cultural dances and performances from many different Asian groups.

Fresno State Anthropology professor Dr. Franklin Ng, who coordinates the Asian Studies Program, says Amerasia Week is an opportunity to showcase the Asian Americans in Central California and the United States.

“It gives the campus and the community a chance to learn about the heritage and culture of their Asian American neighbors in this state. The more we learn about others in the American mosaic, the more we can promote harmony and understanding ,” Ng said.

For more information, call 278-5167.