Inauguration of the new minor in Asian Studies

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014

The inauguration was attended by Dean of Arts Antoni Lewkowicz, Vice-Dean Academic Geneviève Mareschal, the First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, Hiroaki Kodama, the First Secretary and the Third Secretary of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Zhai Jianjun and Guo Wei as well as many professors, students and members of the local communities. The new minor was celebrated by several wonderful musical performances including Chinese folk and traditional music, traditional Japanese music and Japanese dance, performed by the Emi-no-kai group from Ottawa as well as Chinese singing performed by international star George Sapounidis, bearer of the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch who presented the Department with two DVDs and a CD.

Zhai Jianjun, First Secretary  of the Chinese Embassy

 
Zhai Jianjun, First Secretary 
of the Chinese Embassy

 

Emi-no-kai Japanese dance group

  
Emi-no-kai Japanese dance group

Mr. Tao playing a traditional  Chinese instrument

 
Mr. Tao playing a traditional 
Chinese instrument

 

Sheri Zhang with George Sapounidis  and the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch

 
Sheri Zhang with George Sapounidis  and the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch
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