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CSU Hosts Chinese New Year Celebration Feb. 9

Chinese New YearCleveland State University’s Confucius Institute is collaborating with local Chinese organizations to host their biggest event of the year on Saturday, Feb. 9. The 7th annual “Chinese New Year Celebration” will observe 2019, the year of the pig. 

The event will highlight performances from last year’s winners of the Confucius Institute’s “Annual Art Performance Competition.” The various acts range from Chinese martial arts to classic Chinese art performance, such as kuaiban, an oral storytelling performance, and crosstalk, a traditional Chinese comedic performance art. 

Following the performances will be a reception featuring assorted Chinese dishes donated by local restaurants and stores. 

The performances will begin at 2 p.m. in the Berkman Hall Auditorium with the reception projected to start at 4 p.m.  Advance tickets cost $8 but are available for purchase at the door for $12. Ticket proceeds will be used to support Chinese cultural activities in local K-12 schools.

Organizers of the “Chinese New Year Celebration” include the CSU Confucius Institute, the Chinese American Faculty and Staff Association at CSU, the Westlake Chinese Culture Association and the Great Wall Enrichment Center. 

For more information about the CSU Confucius Institute’s “Chinese New Year Celebration,” visit