LAS Alumni Afternoon in Chinatown April 30, 2016

Join LAS alumni in Chicago's Chinatown from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, to enjoy a traditional Chinese meal, learn about Chinese culture and philosophies from UI professors, and explore Chinatown and all its offerings. RSVP by 4/22/16.

An Afternoon in Chinatown – Lunch and Tours!
A Traditional Chinese Lunch, a Captivating Cultural Experience, and Interesting Tours

LAS alumni are invited to attend a cultural event in Chicago’s Chinatown on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 12:00-3:00 pm.  Join the LAS Alumni Association at a private event at the popular Ming Hin Restaurant, where you will enjoy a traditional Chinese meal, learn about Chinese culture and philosophies from Illinois professors, and explore Chinatown and all its offerings.   

At Ming Hin you will enjoy a delicious and abundant traditional lunch served Chinese family-style.  You’ll be inspired by Professors Chilin Shih and Jeffrey Martin from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures who will present “Harmony from Discord:  Ancient Chinese Philosophies with a Modern View.”  Professors Shih and Martin, joined by their students, will demonstrate how ancient Chinese philosophies, martial arts, and cultures in the modern world can evolve discord into harmony.  

Following the lunch event, join fellow alumni on one or both guided tours.
Chinatown Walking Tour – this guided tour is one hour in length and explores Chinatown’s greatest treasures providing rich cultural and historical information at each landmark.  This tour will be divided into groups and can accommodate up to 75 guests.
Chinese Medicine Tour – this guided 1-hour tour will introduce guests to Chinese medicinal herbs and foods that support health and wellness.  Two sessions are offered with a limit of 20 people per session.  
Both tours are optional, require an additional fee, and are first come, first served.

Register today for the event and optional tours! Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 22nd.
Lunch Event from 12:00-2:00 pm:  $30 per person
Chinatown Walking Tour from 2:00-3:00 pm:  $5 per person
Chinese Medicine Tour from 2:00-3:00 pm and 3:00-4:00 pm:  $10 per person

For additional information please call the Alumni Relations Office at 217-333-3387 or email them.  

This event is sponsored by the LAS Alumni Association.  We are honored to highlight Illinois’ outstanding department, East Asian Languages and Cultures.