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Posted on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 : 12:12 p.m.

Chinese Kunqu Opera demonstration Monday at U of M

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Last week, the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan presented a formal lecture about Kunqu Opera by Professor Zhou Qin of Suzhou University, Jiangsu, China.

On Monday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m., that conversation continues with a Kunqu roundtable discussion and demonstration by Professor Zhou Qin at the Michigan League, Room 4. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about this classic art form and try singing kunqu themselves.

The Michigan League is located at 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor. Light refreshments will be served.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Ann Arbor and the Big Island of Hawaii. She is an editor of Asian American Village, lead multicultural contributor for, and a contributor for New America Media's Ethnoblog. She is on the Advisory Board of American Citizens for Justice. She team-teaches "Asian Pacific American History and the Law" at University of Michigan and University of Michigan Dearborn. She is a popular speaker on Asian Pacific American and multicultural issues. Check out her website at, her blog at, and she can be reached at