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Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 : 7:06 p.m.

Huaren Chinese Culture Show Saturday at Power Center

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Huaren means people of Chinese ethnicity or descent, irrespective of language, politics, or geography. It is a word that speaks to the Chinese diaspora, that links Chinese people regardless of whether they were born in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Germany, Australia, America, etc. and where they might live.

The annual Huaren Culture Show, put on by University of Michigan students, celebrates the Chinese New Year with a cultural show that traverses Chinese culture old and new. Performances include traditional Chinese dance, contemporary dance, traditional Chinese music on the pipa (Chinese lute), contemporary Chinese American music, Chinese wu shu martial arts, Chinese Yo-Yo, hip-hop and more!

From the Huaren Culture Show website:

Huaren Mosaic Culture Show

DATE: Saturday, Feb. 20
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Power Center for the Performing Arts
SPONSOR: Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO) and Huaren Cultural Association
Huaren Mosaic is a compilation of Huaren culture during one night of exciting shows! Mosaic includes: dance, Chinese yo-yo, traditional instruments, martial arts and more!
COST: All Tickets $5. Service charges may apply.

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 editor of Asian American Village, lead multicultural contributor for, and a contributor for New America Media's Ethnoblog. She is a popular speaker on Asian Pacific American and multicultural issues. Check out her Web site at, her blog at or reach her at