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Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association Newsletter

Volume MMXIII, April Edition

HARVARD-RADCLIFFE CHINESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

A student-run organization at Harvard College exploring and celebrating aspects of Chinese culture, education, and politics

APRIL 2013

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A Message from Your Presidents Sib Families and Committees

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Featured Upcoming April Events

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Featured Past Events

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Speaker Series Week

WELCOME TO APRIL! On behalf of the Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association (HRCSA) Executive Board, welcome to April! We can hardly believe that the semester is already winding down and hope all of you are enjoying the start of spring! In this April edition, please find features for a few of our upcoming events, including a feature for Speaker Series Week and Visitas, as well recaps of our March events, including recaps of a collaboration with Team HBV and a visit from Former Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman. We look forward to seeing you around campus!

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HRCSA Executive Board

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Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association Newsletter

Volume MMXIII, April Edition

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENTS Welcome to April! This last month has featured exciting events, including a visit from Former Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, who shared with us his experiences working in China and extended his best wishes to HRCSA. In addition to meeting with Ambassador Huntsman, we are so excited of the progress we have made in the last month to connect and collaborate more with organizations around our campus and beyond our campus. During the Ambassador’s visit, we worked with the Institute of Politics to host an event titled “China Rising” with Mr. Huntsman at the IOP Forum.

Apart from these on-campus efforts, we have also continued making progress on our outreach to university organizations apart from our campus. Throughout March, our Outreach Committee, led by Co-Chairs Gorick Ng and Charles Wong, have worked diligently to lead these efforts. Additionally, furthering our public service collaboration, we supported Team HBV’s very successful Hepatitis B Awareness Week at the beginning of April.

This month, check out our new Speaker Series Week and Visitas events! Warm regards, Lynelle Chen and Eric Chung

SIB FAMILIES AND COMMITTEES Sib families are continuing with further programming expected to wrap up the year. Committees for the 2013 – 2014 calendar year are also continuing for the Cultural, Education/Political, Outreach, Public Relations, and Social Committees.

Sib families will likely be reassessed for their size and status at the beginning of the fall semester to accommodate new freshmen. If you are interested in being a sib family leader in the future, please contact the Presidents directly.

Committee applications will continue to be considered on a rolling, conditional basis throughout the semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Presidents directly.

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Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association Newsletter

Volume MMXIII, April Edition

SPEAKER SERIES WEEK

Upcoming Events at a Glance Speaker Series Week

Led by: Education/Political Chairs Emmy Hu and Jen Liu

Monday, April 8, 2013 –

Publicity by: Public Relations Chairs Yuan Jiang and Roland Salatino

Thursday, April 11, 2013 See Page 6 for dates and locations. Organized by: Ed/Pol Committee Visitas: Pan-Asian Barbecue

Given the great interest and success of our monthly Speaker Series dinners, we are excited to present an additional initiative headed by the Education/Political Committee co-chaired by Emmy Hu and Jen Liu. Between April 8th and April 11th, 2013, the Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association will be hosting a series of dinners with professors as part of a new Speaker Series Week.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Please join us for one or more of our dinners! Each dinner will feature an accomplished professor discussing important issues over a casual meal.

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Monday, April 8 at 5:30PM

Science Center Plaza

David Wang on "Chinese Popular Culture"

Organized by: Executive Board

Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30PM

Visitas: Crush Party

Mark Elliott on "Second Generation of Chinese Ethnic Policy" Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00PM

Saturday, April 21, 2013 Pforzheimer Dining Hall

Leonard van der Kuijp on "Relations with Tibet"

10:00PM to 2:00AM

Thursday, April 11 at 6:00PM

Organized by: Executive Board

William Kirby on "Business and Economic Development in China"

VISITAS FULL SCHEDULE Welcome Social Friday, April 19, 2013 7:00PM – 9:00PM Ticknor Lounge

HRCSA Info Session Sunday, April 21, 2013 11:00AM – 12:30PM Sever 103

Pan-Asian Barbecue Saturday, April 20, 2013 3:00PM – 5:00PM Science Center Plaza

Extracurricular Activities Fair Sunday, April 21, 2013 4:00PM – 6:00PM SOCH

Crush Party Saturday, April 20, 2013 10:00PM – 2:00PM Pforzheimer Dining Hall

Kick Back with Karaoke Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:00PM – 9:30PM Ticknor Lounge

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Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association Newsletter

Volume MMXIII, April Edition

SPEAKER SERIES WITH MEG RITHMIRE Led by: Education/Political Chairs Emmy Hu and Jennifer Liu Publicity by: Public Relations Chairs Yuan Jiang and Roland Salatino On March 4, HRCSA held a Speaker Series Event in Eliot Memorial Dining Room with Professor Meg Rithmire, an assistant professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit at Harvard Business School. She is an expert on the comparative political economy of development with a focus on China. She started off the conversation by talking about the new leadership in China under Xi Jinping and the corruption and legitimacy issues that it faces. One issue that was repeatedly brought up was the spike in corruption over the past two decades after a decision by the federal government to centralize taxes in the early 1990s, leaving local governments with little money but extreme pressure to lead a booming economy. The dinner discussion left us with lingering thoughts about the future of China and ways to pursue these issues further.

RAMEN BAR STUDY BREAK Led by: Cultural Chairs Sally Gee and James Ho Publicity by: Public Relations Chairs Yuan Jiang and Roland Salatino Ramen Bar study break took place on Tuesday, March 12th in Holworthy Common Room. Many students came out to take a break from studying from midterms, and there were plenty of toppings for students to use including fish balls, sausage, barbecue, tofu, and many more. It was a great success. HRCSA is always glad to be able to provide a social outlet for those in the midst of a busy week!

SPEAKER SERIES WITH KEITH RICHBURG Led by: Education/Political Chairs Emmy Hu and Jennifer Liu Publicity by: Public Relations Chairs Yuan Jiang and Roland Salatino On March 8, HRCSA held a Speaker Series Event in Adams Conservatory with the Washington Post's China Bureau Chief, Keith Richburg, a current fellow with the Institute of Politics. He has been a Washington Post reporter for more than three decades, with 20 years overseas as a foreign correspondent, and half of that time in Asia, particularly China. During the dinner discussion, Mr. Richburg talked about his experience being a foreign reporter in China during the 1980s when Chinese people have yet to see many foreigners. He also called for the need for cooperation between the Chinese government under President Xi Jinping and the U.S. government under President Barack Obama, especially the tight economic link. Keith Richburg's study group at the IOP is every Wednesday from 4:00PM – 5:00PM in the Faculty Dining Room.

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Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association Newsletter

Volume MMXIII, April Edition

HEPATITIS B WEEK WITH TEAM HBV Co-sponsored Events with Harvard Team HBV As part of the Presidents’ new initiative to engage with public service organizations to build collaboration and cooperation, HRCSA is proud to support Harvard Team HBV’s Hepatitis B Week from April 1st through April 5th, 2013. Hepatitis B Week featured many events increasing awareness for the illness, which threatens thousands of lives each year, including many of Asian American descent. HRCSA specifically co-sponsored the Plushie Workshop and the Spring Soiree, two opportunities for students to meet peers who are supporters of Hepatitis B awareness and join together in solidarity against the illness. A special thanks and congratulations from HRCSA to Team HBV for a very successful week!

IOP FORUM: CHINA RISING Led by: Presidents Lynelle Chen and Eric Chung Education/Political Chairs Emmy Hu and Jennifer Liu On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, HRCSA co-sponsored the IOP Forum Event China Rising with the Institute of Politics Forum Team. The event featured Former Ambassador to China and Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman, Former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, and Washington Post’s China Bureau Chief and HRCSA Speaker Series Guest Keith Richburg. HRCSA, represented by Senior Council Chair Eric Wang, asked a question regarding China’s global responsibilities, especially in light of current events with North Korea. The organization also sponsored members as ground floor guests during the event and opportunities afterward to meet the Ambassador.

HRCSA MEETING WITH JON HUNTSMAN Led by: Presidents Lynelle Chen and Eric Chung Presidents Lynelle Chen and Eric Chung met with Mr. Huntsman and had an opportunity to share with him the mission of the HarvardRadcliffe Chinese Students Association. Ambassador Huntsman affirmed the importance of greater political engagement for Chinese Americans and the positive impressions he had as a diplomat in Asia. He concluded the meeting by sharing his best wishes for HRCSA. During the evening, Chung, Senior Council Co-Chair Eric Wang and Education/Political Co-Chair Emmy Hu met with Ambassador Huntsman at the Institute of Politics for an IOP Director’s Dinner. The event featured IOP Director Trey Grayson, Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni, as well as respected guests of the Ambassador. The Ambassador’s remarks were off-the-record.

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Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association Newsletter

Volume MMXIII, April Edition

PLEASE JOIN US FOR SPEAKER SERIES WEEK!

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Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association Newsletter

Volume MMXIII, April Edition

HARVARD-RADCLIFFE CHINESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

Presidents

Vice Presidents

Secretary

Lynelle Chen Eric Chung

Eric Li Sandy Chan

Alice Zhao

Finance Chairs

Cultural Chairs

Ed/Pol Chairs

Social Chairs

Jim Chan Ned Lu

James Ho Sally Gee

Jen Liu Emmy Hu

Justin Lo Jeffrey Zhao

Outreach Chairs

Pub Chairs

IT Chairs

Senior Council Chairs

Charles Wong Gorick Ng

Yuan Jiang Roland Salatino

Michael Suo George Wu

Lydia Gaby Valerie Shen Eric Wang 7

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