"Far East Deep South" Screening and Talk Back with Director Baldwin Chiu

April 16 at 7:00PM
Naylor Auditorium

Chiu's movie elevates the contributions of early Chinese immigrants to the mid-South following the Civil War and also sheds light on the complex racial history of the Mississippi Delta. 

First Free Chinese Summer Language Program in 2024

For the first time ever, students qualified to participate in the Sewanee's Chinese language summer program can attend for free with a grant from STARTALK.  Read more to find out about this collaboration.

Lecture on Chinese Forensic Drama

There will be a lecture on drama and legal investigations in early modern Chinese this coming Friday, featuring guest speaker, Dr. Wang Guojun, Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Vanderbilt. His talk is titled "Gender of Knowledge: Virtues and Crimes in the Forensic Drama of Early Modern China."

This talk will take place in the Language Lab (Gailor 225) from 1:30 to 2:30 PM on April 28th (Friday)

Chinese Songs at International Karaoke Night

Students worked hard practicing their songs in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.  There was food from around the world and prizes for best solo, small group, and whole class acts.  Read more to find out who won and hear a bit of their songs.


8th Annual International Karaoke Night

At International Karaoke Night, students of all levels sing songs in the language that they are studying.  It's a night of fun, food, music, prizes, friendly competition, and learning about other cultures and their music.  Read more to see video highlights and find out who won!

8th Annual International Karaoke Night

Join us for a night of fun, food, music, and prizes! Brave students will sing in the language that they are studying at Sewanee. Get your name on the roster to sing by contacting Helen Stapleton hfstaple@sewanee.edu.

Talk by Dr. Jiwei Xiao

Dr. Jiwei Xiao, who formerly taught Chinese at Sewanee, will deliver a talk entitled "What is a detail?: Reading Chinese Fiction as World Literature."  In addition to the lecture, Dr. Xiao will be at the Tower Room upstairs in McClurg at noon for a discussion over lunch. 

Lunar New Year Celebration

Students ushered in the Year of the Tiger at a Lunar New Year Celebration at McClurg on Monday, January 30, 2022.

7th Annual International Karaoke Night

The 7th Annual International Karaoke Night was held on October 27, 2021 and featured acts in all the modern languages that Sewanee offers: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. There was fun, food, music, and incredible talent on display.

Stop Asian Hate!

Please join us Monday evening (4/19 at 7:30) at Convocation Hall as faculty and students discuss the recent rise in hate crimes and bias incidents against Asians and Asian-Americans across the US. In addition to celebrating and standing in solidarity with our Asian and Asian-American community, panelists will touch on how to be allies and make our community a more welcoming place for all. 

Lantern Festival Concert with Wu Fei

Join us on February 26 at 7:00pm for an evening of music and conversation with Nashville-based artist, Wu Fei, who plays the guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument.  All are encouraged to join in Zoom Room # 817 160 1654.

Sponsored by The Performing Arts Series, Asian Studies, Campus Activities, Asian House, and the Office of Global Citizenship.

Lunar New Year 2021 Celebration

Students celebrated the Year of the Ox on February 12 by playing games and drinking boba tea at the Asian House.

6th Annual International Karaoke Night, 2020

Students gathered at Cravens Hall for the The 6th Annual International Karaoke Night on Saturday, October 24.  It was a little different from past International Karaoke Nights when students sang live in front of a panel of judges and an audience.  Instead,  they submitted videos of themselves singing in the language that they are studying.  The videos representing Chinese, French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish were screened at the event, and students and faculty were able to view the videos and vote online in person or remotely.

Live in the Asian House

The Asian House organizes fun events such as this Lunar New Year Celebration at McClurg, which had dancing dragons and Asian cuisine! Apply to live in the Asian House for next academic year 2020-2021! Applications are due on March 1, 2020!

Chinese Song Wins at the 5th Annual International Karaoke Night

The 5th Annual International Karaoke Night took place on November 7, 2019 at the Tiger Bay Pub. There were songs in 8 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.

What's the Tea?

The Asian House sponsored a tea ceremony to try Asian teas and meet some current members of the Asian House on March 1, 2020.