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Fall 2003 Programs

October 22, 2003
President's Lecture: Charles B. Wang
Photo:Charles B. WangFounder and Chair Emeritus of Computer Associates, co-owner of New York Islanders, and philanthropist Charles Wang talks about how he applies his entrepreneurial spirit to business, philanthropy, sports, real estate, and start-ups—locally nationally, and internationally.
A discussion will follow the lecture. Reception will follow in the Theatre Lobby.

In addition, a Wang Center Open House is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Highlight: Wang Center architect P.H. Tuan will conduct a guided tour of the building beginning at 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 12:45 p.m.
Wang Center Theatre

October 29, 2003
Photo: Purushottama BilimoriaThe Ethics of Personal Law: Minority Rights, Religion, and the Uniform Civil Code Debate in India
In this inaugural lecture of the Asian and Asian-American Studies Colloquium Series, Purushottama Bilimoria traces the development of distinctive rights among India’s diverse communities, and examines the role of religion and communal politics in their encoding. Bilimoria is Visiting Professor, Center for India Studies and Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies.
For further information, call Eriko Sato, Coordinator, Asian and Asian-American Studies Colloquium Series, at (631) 632-9477. Reception follows in the theater lobby at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:50 p.m.
Wang Center Lecture Hall 2

November 1, 2003
Sohrab and Rustum
Photo: Sohrab and RustumPlaying a dozen different characters, Zaraawar Mistry presents a brilliant solo work that intertwines the ancient Persian story of father and son Rustum and Sohrab, with a contemporary tragicomic tale of a Zoroastrian family from Mumbai. The haunting Persian music for the play is performed live by Tim O'Keefe and Maryam Yusefzadeh. All performances are preceded by a brief introduction to Zoroastrianism. Produced by Center for Independent Artists. Details ...
Saturday, Nov. 1, 8:00 p.m.
$5 for students; $10.00 for Stony Brook faculty and staff, and senior citizens; $15.00 general admission.

November 4, 11 & 18, 2003
Asian Loving: Films Exploring Relationships, Yearnings, and Lifestyles

Photo: Iron LadiesRecent films exploring the varieties of love in Asian and Asian American worlds: The Iron Ladies (Nov. 4), about a gender-bending volleyball squad; Cosmopolitan (Nov. 11), with Roshan Seth as a hapless would-be swinger; Robot Stories (Nov. 18), an anthology of sci-fi "from the heart"; selected short subjects. Details...
All showings at 8:00 p.m, Wang Theatre. Each film: $5 general admission.

November 7, 2003
Glimpses of Indian Classical Music
Maestro Jyoti Pandit and friends lift our spirits with Indian classical music. Part of the Mind and Spirit Series of the Ward Melville Library; co-sponsored by Center for India Studies. Free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, Nov. 7, 4:00 p.m., Lecture Hall 1

November 14, 2003
A Conversation with Loni Ding
: Creating the Public Presence
of the History of Asians in the Americas
Photo: Loni DingLoni Ding, veteran documentary filmmaker, discusses her work and screens clips from her award-winning and history-making documentaries. During her nearly 30 years as an independent producer, Ms. Ding's work has ranged from a five-part children's series on multicultural identity, Bean Sprouts, to hard-hitting documentaries like The Color of Honor and Willi Lobo Manchild. Co-sponsored with Asian-American Bridge.
Friday, Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre

November 18, 2003
Dongnae Yaryu Korean Masked Dance-Drama
Photo:Masked Dance DramaA traditional Korean folk theatre festival. The Dongnae Yaryu Masked Dance-Drama Preservation Society, a troupe of 27 performers and musicians, brings new life to a venerable art form in a special performance at the Wang Center Theatre. The troupe's specialty is a form of Korean folk theatre that originated in Dongnae, a fishing community in the South Kyoungsang Province in the extreme southeastern tip of Korea. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis. Details...
Tues., Nov. 18, 2:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre

November 19, 2003
Monica Ai-Cheng Liu: A Novelist's Experience
Photo: Monica LiuThe Chinese-American writer reflects on coincidence, fate, and destiny in the context of her own extraordinary life experiences. Her novel Blue Fire (2000), winner of the 10th Annual L.A. Writers Association Literary Award, was adapted into an English-language film by award-winning director Chia-Hui Gao. A special free screening of the film is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Details...
Wed., Nov. 19, 12:45 p.m. (film: 7:00 p.m.), Wang Center Theatre.

December 12, 2003
East Meets West, with the Stony Brook Camerata Singers
Photo: Camerata SingersThe Stony Brook Camerata Singers, under the direction of Timothy Mount, perform in the beautiful, resonant Chapel of the Charles B. Wang Center. Program includes Frank Ferko's Hildegard Motets and Olivier Messiaen's O sacrum convivium, both heavily influenced by Asian music. Also on the program: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folk songs set by rising star, composer Chen Yi, and a virtuosic piece in the language of the Maranao people, an Islamic group living in the Philippines. To reserve tickets call Timothy Mount at (631) 632-7329 or email Timothy.Mount@stonybrook.edu.
Friday, Dec. 12, 8:00 p.m., Wang Center Chapel

The Wang Center is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Asian food available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guided tours are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.

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