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From Mao to Manhwa

Experience the Diversity of the Far East during the Long Night of Sciences at the Seminar of East Asian Studies of Freie Universität

№ 139/2009 from Jun 08, 2009

"Huanying guanglin" – With these words the Confucius Institute at Freie Universität will welcome visitors to the Long Night of Sciences on June 13, 2009. Children and adults are invited to participate in a trial lesson in Chinese. Or, are you more interested in learning Japanese? That will also be a possibility at the Seminar of East Asian Studies. In addition, there will be numerous lectures on the theme of beauty and aesthetics in Japanese daily life, avant-garde art, and politics.

The Korean Studies activities will include something for all of your senses: There will be performances of dances to Korean pop music, and cartoons and computer games will be on display. A Korean violin player, who has won numerous awards, will play classical music. A band formed by students just for the Long Night of Sciences will interpret Korean songs. Starting at 7:00 p.m. there will be a Korean buffet.

Below is a brief selection of the activities to be offered by the Seminar of East Asian Studies at the Long Night of Sciences at Freie Universität on June 13, 2009:

  • Japan: A Beautiful Country

Concepts of Beauty in Japanese Politics (lecture)

Time: 8 – 8:30 p.m.
Place: Ehrenbergstr. 26–28, 14195 Berlin, Bldg. 8, Room 004

  • Cosplay

Japanese Costume Contest

Time: 9 –10 p.m.
Place: Ehrenbergstr. 26–28, 14195 Berlin, Bldg. 8, Room 009

  • China: Liberation or Oppression?

The Year 1949 as a Year of Political and Social Upheaval (lecture and discussion)

Time: 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Place: Ehrenbergstr. 26–28, 14195 Berlin, Bldg. 8, Room 009

  • Kung Fu

Demonstration by the Shaolin monks of the Shaolin Temple, Berlin

Time: 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Ehrenbergstr. 26–28, 14195 Berlin, Bldg. 8, Room 203

  • Learn Chinese

Trial Chinese Lessons for Children and Adults

Time:    5:40 – 6:10 p.m. and 7:30 –8:00 p.m. (for children)
            8:00 – 8:30 p.m., 10:00 – 10:30 p.m., and 11:00 – 11:30 p.m. (for adults)

Place: Ehrenbergstr. 26–28, 14195 Berlin, Bldg. 8, Room 009

  • Classical Violin Concert

Dong-Myoung Park, award-winning Korean violin player, presenting Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Time: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Fabeckstr. 7, 14195 Berlin, Bldg. 12

  • Computer Games in Korea

Presentation of videos and sequences from Korean computer games

Time: 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Place: Fabeckstr. 7, 14195 Berlin, Bldg. 12

  • Manhwa

A closer look at the Korean equivalent of Japanese manga

Time: 7:30 – 8:00 p.m., 8:30 –9:00 p.m.
Place: Fabeckstr. 7, 14195 Berlin, Bldg. 12

General Information about the Long Night of Sciences:

  • Date: Saturday, June 13, 2009, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • More in the Internet: www.fu-berlin.de/langenacht

  • Program booklets can be ordered free of charge from abt6@zedat.fu-berlin.de or can be downloaded at: http://www.fu-berlin.de/langenacht .The booklets are also available at 129 different locations in Berlin and 39 in Potsdam. In Dahlem, for example, they can be obtained from Unishop and the Info Counter of the Studentenwerk, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, as well as in the Office of the President, Freie Universität, Kaiserswerther Straße 16–18.

  • Tickets and Prices: for adults, 12 euros (advanced sales to June 12, 10 euros); discounted  tickets cost 8 euros (in advance, 6 euros); family ticket: 24 euros (in advance: 20 euros, up to 5 pers., incl. 2 adults); children under 6: no charge for admission; Late-Ticket: 5 euros (sales at box office beginning at 11:00 p.m.). Advanced sales begin on May 28, 2009.

  • Advanced sales: at all S-Bahn ticket sales outlets, customer centers, and ticket vending machines

  • Advanced sales online: possible until June 9, 2009 at www.langenachtderwissenschaften.de (1,55 euro surcharge, incl. postage)