For release: September 21, 2012
For press information, contact Riki Jackson, 901-678-3166
The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) will host a “Day in the
Park in China” to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. The event will be held
Saturday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Helen Hardin Honors Hall on the U of M
The event will provide opportunities to participate in time-honored traditions that
have been woven into Chinese culture for thousands of years, including Chinese chess,
checkers, calligraphy, mahjong, jianzi, knot-making, paper-cutting, paper-folding,
and karaoke. Chinese food will be served.
“This is a wonderful way to bring people together in the community to celebrate the
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in a similar way that people celebrate in China at this
time of year,” said Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, director of CIUM. “We are honored to host
a program that celebrates the traditions surrounding the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.
It is a joy to be able to offer these activities on the University of Memphis campus.”
Admission is $8 for those ages eight and up and $5 for children under eight. Guests
will receive a hand-stamp at the door, so they can come and go as they like.
Additional information is available online at www.memphis.edu/cium or from the CIUM office at 901-678-2595 or 901-678-3166.