Saturday, November 28, 2020

"In Conversation Online: Diane Severin Nguyen and Hannah Turpin," December 16 at Carnegie Museum of Art.


The Carnegie Museum of Art will present "In Conversation Online: Diane Severin Nguyen and Hannah Turpin" on December 16.
Join artist Diane Severin Nguyen and Hannah Turpin, Carnegie Museum of Art's Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art and Photography as they discuss Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star, the museum's latest online exhibition.

Filmed entirely in Ho Chi Minh City, Tyrant Star prompts viewers to consider the social, psychological, and spatial impacts of our time. The stitching together of differently sourced sounds with distinct visual chapters of trash-strewn landscapes, quiet interiors, and fragmented bodies suspend the viewer in an environment of solitude, longing, and uncertainty. The subtle movements highlight the ways our surroundings are alive, swelling with the memories of the past.
Tyrant Star is available online through February 14. The conversation on Deember 16 runs from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and the price is pay-what-you-wish. Those interested should sign up in advance.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Staff Pick Favorite: Yang Jin (杨瑾) & Friends, December 2 (online) with City of Asylum.



The City of Asylum will replay its February 2020 program Yang Jin (杨瑾) & Friends on December 2.
This holiday season, City of Asylum has swan-dived into our archives to bring you some of our most memorable programs for our new series “Staff Pick Favorites.’ Tonight, we’ll be revisiting an evening of world music with a cross-border concert featuring pipa virtuoso Yang Jin!

This program will feature extremely talented and passionate musicians from all over the world. Together they will explore the relationship between East and West through creativity and virtuosity. The program will feature songs spanning traditional music, world music, classical music & modern music combining Chinese, Middle Eastern, South American & other regional elements.

Featured Musicians:

Yang Jin (pipa, zhongruan, Guzheng), John Marcinizyn (Guitar), Dariush Saghafi (Santur), Yahya Golestan (Tar, Tomback), Mimi Jong (Erhu), Alejandro Pinzon (Bandoneon), David Bennett (Cello), Gina Ketter (Violin), Joe Sheehan (Piano), Jeff Berman (Percussion)
It runs online from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and is free and open to the public, though registration is required.

Jackie Chan movie Vanguard (急先锋) continues in Pittsburgh through December 3.


The 2020 Jackie Chan film Vanguard (急先锋), which opened in Pittsburgh on November 19, will continue here through at least December 3.
Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.
It plays locally at several theaters on different days, including AMC Loews Waterfront, Cranberry, Waterwork, Phoenix in Chartiers Valley, and the Cinemarks in McCandless, Monroeville, and Robinson. Tickets are available online via Fandango.

Friday, November 20, 2020

SAP Ariba hiring bilingual Mandarin-English Procurement Specialist for overnight call center position in Pittsburgh.

SAP Ariba hiring bilingual Mandarin-English Procurement Specialist, this time through a staffing agency. An excerpt from the job ad:

***Candidates must be fluent in both Mandarin and English***

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides inbound application and functional support for all relevant Ariba applications, both internally and externally, by way of email, webform and phone.
  • Resolves 80% of issues without escalation.
  • Respond to customer inquiries in a timely manner and within service level objectives.
  • Successfully documents all requests through the CRM system while adhering to all documented procedures.
  • Provides general assistance to other teams within Global Customer Support and Ariba.
  • Conducts all customer interactions in a manner that presents Ariba in a positive light. Specialists are required to be respectful, fair, gracious and knowledgeable and to uphold the core values established by Ariba.
  • Ensures that individual performance meets or exceeds the department standards.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

New Jackie Chan movie Vanguard (急先锋) in Pittsburgh, from November 19.


The 2020 Jackie Chan film Vanguard (急先锋) will play around Pittsburgh from November 19: a fan event will be held at select theaters on the 19th while the film will open in most theaters on the 20th.
Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.
It's not quite clear what the fan event involves, but another theater says it includes a behind-the-scenes special of the film. The fan event will play locally at the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson, and the Movie Scoop theaters in Cranberry and Waterworks; tickets for it are available online.

The movie will play in Mandarin with English subtitles from the 20th at the above-mentioned theaters plus some screenings at the Chartiers Valley Luxury, the AMC Loews Waterfront, the AMC Luxury South Pike, and the Cinemark in Monaca. Tickets are available online from Fandango.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star, online at Carnegie Museum of Art, November 18 through February 14.


An exhibition by Diane Severin Nguyen, Tyrant Star opens online today from the Carnegie Museum of Art.
This iteration of Carnegie Museum of Art’s online exhibition series features Tyrant Star, a 16-minute video work by artist Diane Severin Nguyen (American, b. 1990). It marks the first time that the work, a new acquisition, will be exhibited at CMOA.

Filmed entirely in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Tyrant Star prompts viewers to consider how cultural touchstones like songs and shared histories are fragmented and woven together in new ways over time. The work unfolds in three chapters, beginning with a view of the metropolis set to Ca Dao, or Vietnamese folk poems, before shifting to an aspiring YouTube star performing a cover of “The Sound of Silence” and concluding with footage of children at a Ho Chi Minh City orphanage. Although each chapter focuses on different voices and perspectives, they are linked by messages of grief and care that remain unheard or misunderstood and by reminders of pain, isolation, and trauma. Nguyen’s camera captures trash-strewn landscapes, quiet interiors, and fragmented bodies, highlighting subtle movements that suggest our surroundings are alive, swelling with the memories of the past.

Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star is organized by Hannah Turpin, curatorial assistant for modern and contemporary art and photography.
It is available online at the CMOA's website through February 14, 2021.

Pittsburgh/Saitama Business Matching with Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO).

via @SaitamaCityPR

The Japanese External Trade Organization and Saitama City Foundation for Business Creation is looking to facilitate business connections between Saitama and its Sister City Pittsburgh. Those interested are requested to complete a Google Form.
Companies based in the Japanese city of Saitama, a Pittsburgh sister-city near Tokyo, are interested in connecting with Pittsburgh-based companies to explore mutual opportunities for sales, distribution, manufacturing, and joint research. The Saitama companies represent a variety of industries, but many are involved in creating components for medical devices or robotics. Pittsburgh/Saitama business connections are being facilitated by the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) in partnership with the Saitama City Foundation for Business Creation (SFBC). If there appears to be a good match, we will facilitate an introductory virtual meeting. If there is not a good match, we can retain your information for future opportunities with JETRO or Japanese companies. This is a great opportunity for Pittsburgh businesses interested in exploring international markets or looking for quality manufacturing options. If you would like to learn more or participate you can fill out this form, or contact Ryan O'Shea at Ryan@futuregrind.org.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Jasmine Cho honored as CommUNITY Champion.

Baker, author, and activist Jasmine Cho is recognized by WTAE news today as a CommUNITY Champion.
Cho said, "There's this representation and example of possibility when you see somebody whose story and whose face looks like yours."

Cho is Korean American. She studied art therapy at Carlow University and was part of designing a mural. She said the cookies help her in two ways. Baking them is therapeutic and decorating the cookies reconnects her to her heritage.

"Gathering these missing pieces of my personal identity. I feel like I'm on this continuous excavation of my history so there's a lot of mixed feeling between feeling very liberated and empowered but also very angry and sad that I didn't learn about these people sooner," said Cho.

Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute assistant professor ordered to remove mention of BTS from lecture on K-pop's soft power.

by Cindy Ord / WireImage

The South China Morning Post writes about Areum Jeong, an assistant professor at the Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute who was recently ordered to remove mention of BTS from a lecture on K-pop's soft power.
She had been expected to give a lecture about K-pop’s soft power at the university’s business school until a course coordinator told her to omit any mention of the BTS band, she said in an interview.

“I was offended that an academic institution was trying to censor a talk, especially because it’s based on nonsense spewed by nationalists,” said Jeong, who refused to give the lecture in the end. “I don’t self-censor.”
SCUPI was announced in 2013 as a joint partnership between Sichuan University and the University of Pittsburgh

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Fan event for new Jackie Chan movie Vanguard (急先锋) in Pittsburgh, November 19.


Local Cinemark theaters are hosting a fan event for the 2020 Jackie Chan film Vanguard (急先锋), which will play around Pittsburgh from November 20.
Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.
It's not quite clear what the fan event involves, but another theater says it includes a behind-the-scenes special of the film. The fan event will play locally at the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson, and tickets are available online. The movie itself will play at those theaters plus the Waterworks Cinema.

Friday, November 13, 2020

"Here and There: Anti-Racist Perspectives from Japan and Germany," November 16 (online) at Carnegie Mellon.


Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Modern Languages presents "Here and There: Anti-Racist Perspectives from Japan and Germany" on November 16. It runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and is free and open to the public, though registration is required.

2020 Japanese animated movie Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song (劇場版「Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel]」III.spring song) in Pittsburgh, from November 18.


The 2020 Japanese animated movie Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song (劇場版「Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel]」III.spring song) will play in Pittsburgh from November 18. It follows a double-feature of the trilogy's first two movies on November 14. From the distributor:
The thrilling Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] trilogy comes to its incredible conclusion with the release of the final chapter, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song, on the big screen!

Fantuan / Just Order Enterprises Corp. (饭团) hiring Mandarin-speaking Business Developer.

Fantuan, a delivery service catering to Asian restaurants and groceries that recently expanded to Pittsburgh, is hiring a Mandarin-speaking Business Developer.
Full Job Description

Fantuan was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2014. With a mission of “life made easier,” the company is a one-stop platform providing food delivery (Fantuan Delivery), reviews (Fantuan Reviews), an errand service (Fantuan Rush), e-commerce and marketing services. Fantuan is one of the top Asian life-services platforms in North America, currently operating across Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and other metropolitan areas in Canada and the US.

Responsibilities

  • Actively develop business partners and maintain relationships with existing businesses
  • Correctly instruct customers to register, install and use merchant app
  • Responsible for the offline promotions
  • Complete specified monthly tasks on time

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Members of Squirrel Hill's Asian communities sought for participation in teen-produced documentary series on local neighborhoods.


Steeltown is hoping to connect to members of Squirrel Hill's Asian communities for participation in a Days in the Neighborhood documentary series. Those interested in participating should contact jon@steeltown.org.

"Craft Beer Connection: Pennsylvania, Japan and the Business of Beer," November 19.

via @bairdbrewing

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and the Pittsburgh-based Japan America Society of Pennsylvania will present "Craft Beer Connection: Pennsylvania, Japan and the Business of Beer" online on November 19.
Over the past decade, craft brewers in the US have exploded onto the beer market. Japan’s craft boom is just starting, but both have become big business. This event will explore the impact and opportunities created by this exciting industry all while sampling their products. Grab a drink and network virtually with us after the panel discussion! The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania will present this program in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with support from Pennsylvania Commerce Department and media partner Philadelphia Business Journal.
Tickets are $15 and available online.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Oishii Donburi, from the team at Oakland's Oishii Bento, coming very soon to Lawrenceville.

via @oishiibento412

Signage is up in Lawrenceville for Oishii Donburi, a new restaurant from the owners of Oishii Bento and Chick'n Bubbly in Oakland. Work began on the the former Design Island and Artisan Harvest spot at 5227 Butler St. (map) last summer. The company purchased the spot back in May 2018.



Design photo via Margittai Architects.

Pusadee's Garden finally coming (back) soon to Lawrenceville.


Pittsburgh Magazine's Hal B. Klein profiles Pusadee's Garden, which is finally coming back to Lawrenceville after nearly three years of renovations.
“There were times when I was starting to wonder if this was ever going to be finished,” says Johnson. “But, in reality, this was a six-year project in the making,” he adds, noting that the new Pusadee’s Garden is the fulfillment of a longstanding vision to bring homestyle Thai cuisine served in an elegant setting to Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

More bubble tea coming to Squirrel Hill with Chatea.


Signage recently went up for Chatea in Squirrel Hill. Construction started at 5867 and 5869 Forbes Ave. (map) in July.

New Jackie Chan movie Vanguard (急先锋) in Pittsburgh, from November 20.


The 2020 Jackie Chan film Vanguard (急先锋) will play around Pittsburgh from November 20.
Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.
It plays in Mandarin with English subtitles at the Cinemark theaters in McCandless, Monaca, and Monroeville, as well at the Waterworks Cinema. Tickets for the Cinemark shows are available online.

"CHINA Town Hall: Society & Culture with Raymond Chang, Lucas Sin, and Janet Yang," online on November 12.


The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center is promoting a nationwide China Town Hall on cultural diplomacy between the US and China on November 12.
Starting with ping-pong diplomacy in 1971, cultural diplomacy has played a pivotal role in facilitating mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and China. This event will gather leading cultural figures to discuss how, despite sometimes turbulent political and economic relations, sports, food, and film continue to reveal our shared humanity and connect us through culture.

Join the National Committee on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. EST for a discussion with Raymond Chang (Major League Baseball China), Lucas Sin (junzi kitchen) and Janet Yang (Janet Yang Productions) on the importance, challenges, and future of cross-cultural learning between the United States and China. NCUSCR Public Intellectuals Program fellow Alison Friedman (Performing Arts of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) will moderate the event.
The event will be held on Zoom from 7:00 to 8:00 pm EST and registration is required.

"Plantations as Battlefields," November 11 (online) at Pitt.


The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host Dr. Michitake Aso and his talk "Plantations as Battlefields" on November 11.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, demand for consumer goods such as tires for bicycles and automobiles grew rapidly. In French Indochina, this demand led to the creation of vast plantations of hevea brasiliensis, a type of tree that produces late that can be used to produce rubber. These plantations did not disappear with the end of colonialism. In fact, they served as key battlefields during the American War in Vietnam, or the Vietnam War as it is known in the United States. Dr. Aso's talk explores the role of rubber plantations during this war and uses these iconic landscapes as a case study of how the environment shaped decolonization and Vietnamese nationalism.
It begins online from 12:00 pm. Registration is required and can be done here.

Filipino-American film Yellow Rose continues in Pittsburgh, through November 12.


The 2019 film Yellow Rose, which opened in Pittsburgh on October 8, will resume playing here through November 12. From the movie's official site:
Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.
It plays locally now at the Manor Theater in Squirrel Hill and tickets are available online.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Pitt's Korean Student Association hosts Jason Y. Lee (online), November 10.


The Korean Student Association at the University of Pittsburgh will host Jason Y. Lee for an online talk on November 10.
KSA is very excited to announce our speaker event! We are bringing in Jason Y. Lee, who is the CEO of Jubilee Media on YouTube. If you are familiar with video series such as Spectrum, Odd Man Out, or Middle Ground, that is all Jubilee Media! Jason will be talking about his experience of working in Wall Street to starting a media company. There will also be time at the end for Q&A! It will be a very rewarding and relevant event for all of us, so we hope to see you there!

Zoom Meeting Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94772616288

Meeting ID: 947 7261 6288
The online event starts at 8:00 pm.

Selections from China, Japan, Korea part of 2020 Film Pittsburgh Fall Festival, November 11 through 22.


Selections from China, Japan, and Korea will help compriise the 2020 Film Pittsburgh Fall Festival, which runs online from November 11 through 22.

"Aida," a 10-minute film from the US and Japan.
A young mother is stuck between development and decay.
"Angel's Mirror," a 14-minute Chinese short film.
A group of young boys are fascinated by a girl who spends her days looking out the window.
Beethoven in Beijing, a 2020 documentary.
The often-tense relationship between the U.S. and China is seen through a different lens in Beethoven in Beijing. Targeted for elimination during the Communist Revolution, Western classical music had all but disappeared from China. But in 1973, Chinese interest in classical music was rekindled when President Nixon dispatched the Philadelphia Orchestra to help open the bamboo curtain. Co-directed by Duquesne University alumna and former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter, Jennifer Lin, the film gives a compelling, up-close look at how music can change hearts and minds–and history.
"Beyond Noh," a four-minute short from the US and Japan.
Masks from all over the world take us on a cultural journey through ritual, utility, deviance, and politics.
"Pangu," a six-minute short from the US and China.
A modern tale about parenthood and the differences between generations.
"Son of Memory," a 19-minute film from Japan.
What if you could bring back your loved one for 49 days?
"Tiger and Ox," a nine-minute short from South Korea.
What does divorce mean to women in a patriarchal Korean society?
Tickets are available for purchase for full-length films on their own, or for short films as part of blocks.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (卧虎藏龙) to play in Pittsburgh-area theaters for film's 20th anniversary, December 6 and 9.


The 2000 martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (卧虎藏龙) will play in Pittsburgh area theaters in December to mark its 20th anniversary. From the distributor:
Winner of 4 2000 Academy Awards®, including Best Cinematography. Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior ­fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy — and the inescapable, enduring power of love.

Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box-of­fice smash from two-time Best Director Academy Award® winner Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, 2005; Life of Pi, 2012) and featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

This special anniversary event includes an exclusive introduction from director Ang Lee.
It plays locally on December 6 and 9 at the Cinemark theaters in McCandless, Monroeville, and Robinson, and tickets are available online.

"Here and There: Anti-Racist Perspectives from Japan and Germany," November 16 (online) at Carnegie Mellon.


Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Modern Languages presents "Here and There: Anti-Racist Perspectives from Japan and Germany" on November 16. It runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and is free and open to the public, though registration is required.

Japanese movies Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] 1 & 2 (劇場版「Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel]) playing in Pittsburgh in double feature, November 14.


The Japanese animated movies Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] 1 & 2 (劇場版「Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel]) will play in Pittsburgh as a double feature on November 14. From the distributor:
Join fans across the country for an exclusive one-night double feature event featuring parts 1 and part 2 of the Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] trilogy. Don’t miss “I. presage flower” and “II. lost butterfly” as the films returns to the big screen before the final installment, “III. spring song,” arrives in theaters later in the month.
It is scheduled to play locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront and Cinemark theaters in Monaca, Monroeville, and North Hills; tickets are available online.

Friday, November 6, 2020

2019 Chinese documentary Our Time Machine (时光机) now playing online via Tull Family Theater.



The 2019 Chinese documentary Our Time Machine (时光机) has begun to play online via the Tull Family Theater in Sewickley from November 6. A synopsis from the film's official site:
Shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, artist Maleonn creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a wondrous time-travel adventure performed on stage with life-size mechanical puppets. Through the play’s production, he confronts his own mortality. Maleonn finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on art, the agonies of love and loss, and the circle of life.
Ticket information is available online and 50% of proceeds will go to the Tull Family Theater.

Anime Night at the Drive-In with Lu Over The Wall (夜明け告げるルーのうた) and Promare (プロメア), November 8 at Carrie Furnace.



The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center and Screenshot Asia will present Anime Night at the Drive-In with two Japanese films, Lu Over The Wall (夜明け告げるルーのうた) and Promare (プロメア), November 8 at Carrie Furnace. Space is limited and advance registration is required. The evening also features a costume and car decorating contest.
Did you miss cosplaying at Tekko this year? Want to show off your spookiest Halloween costume one more time? Celebrate the evening by dressing up as your favorite characters or by decorating your vehicle! Post your photos on social media with the event hashtag (#AnimeNightPGH2020) for a chance to be featured on the big screen and to win some fun prizes! Prizes for costume contest include two badges to Tekko 2021. Prizes for car-decoration contest include a basket of swag from Screenshot:Asia & Tekko, and two badges to Tekko 2021.
The event starts at 5:00 pm and registration is required. The Carrie Blast Furnaces are located in Rankin, a few miles southeast of Pittsburgh (map).

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Premiere of documentary The Revolution They Remember on Cultural Revolution, November 12 (online) at Pitt.


The University of Pittsburgh Library System presents the premiere of The Revolution They Remember, a Pittsburgh-made documentary on recollections of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, on November 12.
The Revolution They Remember presents the Chinese Cultural Revolution era of 1966-1976 via the memories of those who experienced it and have reflected on its legacies. In 2019, the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) received a one-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support the creation of a feature-length documentary film titled The Revolution They Remember, a collaboration between the ULS East Asian Library (EAL) and Dartmouth Library. The Revolution They Remember is based on two video oral history projects: one by the EAL and the other by Dartmouth Library. Initiated by the EAL in 2015, The Cultural Revolution: 10 (CR/10) Project recorded, preserved, and published video interviews with Chinese citizens sharing their memories and impressions of China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. At Dartmouth Library, the Down to the Countryside Movement project includes interviews with former “Rusticated Youth,” young people who were relocated to China’s rural areas during the Cultural Revolution. The Revolution They Remember features selections from the interviews from these two projects, as well as images contributed by interview participants, archival footage and photos. The film also comprises commentary by scholars of modern Chinese history.

Screening followed by a Q&A session with the documentary team.
It runs from 7:00 to 9:30 pm and is free and open to the public, though registration is required.

AsianBossGirl with Pitt's Chinese American Student Association, November 7.


The University of Pittsburgh's Chinese American Student Association will host the cast of the AsianBossGirl podcast on November 7 via Zoom.
Ayeee 🤩 our first guest speaker event of the year is coming up! We're so proud to be having ~AsianBossGirl~ with us 😮; Melody, Helen, and Janet host their popular podcast as they talk about their experiences as Asian American women.

Zoom with us on Nov. 7th at 6 PM (EST) to hear their stories, insight, and advice, and to ask questions 🤔!

See what Melody, Helen, and Janet are up to and visit their website! https://www.asianbossgirl.com See Less
The talk starts at 6:00 pm and is free and open to the Pitt community.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Fantuan / Just Order Enterprises Corp. (饭团) hiring Mandarin-speaking Business Developer.

Fantuan, a delivery service catering to Asian restaurants and groceries that recently expanded to Pittsburgh, is hiring a Mandarin-speaking Business Developer.
Full Job Description

Fantuan was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2014. With a mission of “life made easier,” the company is a one-stop platform providing food delivery (Fantuan Delivery), reviews (Fantuan Reviews), an errand service (Fantuan Rush), e-commerce and marketing services. Fantuan is one of the top Asian life-services platforms in North America, currently operating across Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and other metropolitan areas in Canada and the US.

Responsibilities

  • Actively develop business partners and maintain relationships with existing businesses
  • Correctly instruct customers to register, install and use merchant app
  • Responsible for the offline promotions
  • Complete specified monthly tasks on time

Monday, November 2, 2020

Teppan-BBQ (板川名府) now open in Squirrel Hill.


Teppan-BBQ recently opened in Squirrel Hill, quickly filling the spot long occupied by Ka Mei. Signage went up last month at 2209 Murray Ave. (map), and a menu is available online.

Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) online with Pitt's Office of International Services, November 4.


The University of Pittsburgh's Office of International Services will present the 2004 Chinese movie Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) online on November 4, part of OIS's Watch Party Wednesday series. From the distributor:
Stephen Chow (director and star of Shaolin Soccer) is at it again with his newest action-packed and comedic martial-arts adventure, KUNG FU HUSTLE. From wildly imaginative kung fu showdowns to dance sequences featuring tuxedoed mobsters, you've never seen action this outrageous and characters this zany! With jaw-dropping fight sequences by Yuen Wo Ping (famed action choreographer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Matrix), KUNG FU HUSTLE will blow you away! In a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing (Stephen Chow) desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turn out to be kung fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung fu master of all.
It is free and open to the Pitt community and plays online from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Registration is required.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

"Art, Identity, and Activism with Jasmine Cho: An Interactive Cookie Art Workshop," November 5 at Pitt.



The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center and Global Hub will host Jasmine Cho and her presentation "Art, Identity, and Activism with Jasmine Cho: An Interactive Cookie Art Workshop" on November 5 as part of International Week.
The Pitt Global Hub and Asian Studies Center present Art, Identity, and Activism with Jasmine Cho: An Interactive Cookie Art Workshop as part of International Week 2020. Join us for an interactive cookie art workshop with Jasmine Cho as she speaks on topics of identity and activism. This event is free and open to the Pitt community – families are encouraged! The first 25 registrants will receive a FREE cookie kit complete with two blank sugar cookies as well as all the tools you’ll need to decorate along with Jasmine. All registrants will receive an ingredient list and recipe ahead of time.

Jasmine Cho is a Pittsburgh-based artist, author, and cookie activist most known for using portrait cookies to elevate representation for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. She is also a Food Network Champion (“Christmas Cookie Challenge” Season 3, Episode 8) and the Founder of Yummyholic. Her cookie activism has been featured internationally on various media outlets that include NPR, HuffPost, CBS This Morning, and The Korea Daily. In 2019, Jasmine gave a TEDx talk on her work that immediately went viral and has since reached over 47K views. Jasmine has received numerous accolades including CREATOR of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Small Business Community Champion Award by Citizens Bank, and was also awarded a Mayor’s Proclamation declaring Jan. 28th, 2020 as “Jasmine Cho Day” by the City of Pittsburgh. Expanding to traditional fine art while pursuing art therapy studies, Jasmine wrote, illustrated, and published her first children’s book, Role Models Who Look Like Me: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Made History. You can see more of her work at jasminemcho.com.
The 6:30 pm event is free but registration is required.

"All Water Has A Perfect Memory: Video Temporalities of Chen Qiulin," November 5 at Pitt.


The University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center will host Ellen Larson and her talk "All Water Has A Perfect Memory: Video Temporalities of Chen Qiulin" on November 5.
Contemporary Chinese artist Chen Qiulin’s (b. 1975) video projects are inspired by her own personal anamnesis, emotions, and autobiographical connection to space and place. Her slow, meandering video landscapes reflect temporalities seeping in nostalgia; lamenting the irrevocable loss of the physical structures and natural environment that have shaped her childhood memories. Chen came of age in the small Sichuan city of Wanxian, near Chongqing. Like millions of others, her homeland was demolished in advancement of the Three Gorges Dam Project (1994-2012). Through a combination of documentary and surrealist dreamlike aesthetics, Chen’s spatially subjective temporalities reveal particular Chinese notions of time, evoking historical legacies of regional traditions and forms of nostalgia which function as a fluid placeholder for memory. Chen engages both post-industrial and natural landscapes to construct her moving image narratives, all which respond to China’s rapid urbanization during the early 2000s within the Yangzi River region.

Discussion will focus on a dissertation chapter to be circulated prior to the colloquium.
The onlinei discussion will run from 12:30 to 2:00 pm and is free and open to the public.