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Upcoming Event

Saturday, April 26th
Riverside Park

◄ Columbia University Chinese Students Club (CSC) PRESENTS RICE BOWL 2014 ►

What: 5v5 basketball and 5v5 dodgeball
Where: Riverside Park's basketball courts @ 475 Riverside Dr
When: Saturday, April 26th, 2014 11am-4pm
Who: Anyone up for the challenge!

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About Us

The Chinese Students Club (CSC) of Columbia University is a non-profit student-run organization that promotes social, cultural and political activities both on and off campus. We host various events and activities throughout the school year intended to promote awareness of Chinese culture at Columbia. All of our events are open to everyone; they are Chinese in theme, but not limited to Chinese in attendance. Meet our board!

We also have under us six satellite groups, ranging from the Wushu Club, Radiance Dance Troupe, and Chinese Yo-Yo Club, to the CSC-Connect Peer Mentoring Program, Chinese Conversation Club, and the English Tutoring Program.

Through CSC, we strive to share our culture with others. The events sponsored by CSC range from social mixers to political forums. Our annual events include the Lunar Gala, one of the biggest student-run productions at Columbia, Night Market, Benefit Dinner, and Rice Bowl (a sports tournament).


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Get Involved!

Become a member and join our mailing list! Receive our newsletter, and be the first to get the inside scoop!

Be a part of the board! The group of people that tie it all together! Don't miss our Fall interviews or Spring elections!

Be on the lookout for flyers sponsored by CSC! Come and enjoy yourselves at our events and get a taste of Chinese culture!

Interested in Chinese Martial Arts? Chinese Yo-Yo? Get involved with one of our satellite groups!

Meet the 2013-14 Board!

Try hovering over the pictures! Photo Credit to Jackie Ho.

Executive Board

Alex Xu

CC '15, Neuroscience and Behavior
Seattle, WA
Activities and Interests: Camp Kesem, Peer Health Exchange, Crew, Foreign Languages, FOOD

Lunar Gala 2013 (Past)

Lisa Li

CC/SEAS Vice President
SEAS '15, Computer Science
New York, NY
Activities/Interests: Kappa Phi Lambda, Application Development Initiative, rap songs, German, watching TV, going to Broadway shows, baking yummy goods

Night Market 2012 (Past)

Therese Chen

Barnard Vice President
BC '15, Environmental Science
Portland, OR
Activities/Interests: Buffalo wings, Governing Board at Barnard, research at LDEO, shoe-collecting, dairy alternatives

Benefit Dinner 2012 (Past)

Clarice Zhou

SEAS '15, Biomedical Engineering
Portland, OR
Activities/Interests: Columbia University Emergency Medical Service, research at Columbia University Medical Center, figure skating, romantic comedy movies, blogging

Lunar Gala 2013 (Past)

Denny Jin

CC '16, Economics
Marietta, GA
Activities/Interests: Lambda Phi Epsilon, Krumping, Freestyle Rapping

Executive Committee Members (ECMs)

Rosie Deng

BC '16, Neuroscience
White Plains, NY
Activities/Interests: admiring sunset, painting nails, going to mall, beach strolls

Night Market 2013
Benefit Dinner 2013

Meaghan Hurr

SEAS '16, Operations Research: EMS, Computer Science/Economics Minor
Laguna Niguel, CA
Activities/Interests: Society of Women Engineers, Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, food, trying to learn "cool" dancing, Buzzfeed

Lunar Gala 2014

James Kim

CC '16, Undecided
Federal Way, WA
Activities/Interests: KSA freshmen rep, Pick-up lines master, Tennis, Dancing

Lunar Gala 2014

Amy Li

CC '16, Political Science
Activities/Interests: Columbia Women's Business Society, Arrested Development, dumplings, swimming

Night Market 2013

Chris Haotian Li

CC '16, Economics
Carmel, IN
Activities/Interests: Workaholics, inspirational rap, and engaging in collegiate activities

Benefit Dinner 2013

Yixin Sunny Sun

CC '16, Undecided
Lincoln, Rhode Island
Activities/Interests: Youth For Debate, sewing, watching movies, eating

Lunar Gala 2014

Kevin Tyan

CC '16, Undecided
Bethesda, MD
Activities/Interests: Columbia University EMS, eating, sleeping, frisbee, cooking

Night Market 2013

Michelle Wiryadi

SEAS '16, Chemical Engineering
Jakarta, Indonesia
Activities/Interests: Watching trashy TV shows, listening to music, rapping, eating

Benefit Dinner 2013

Organizational Committee Members (OCMs)

Leon An

SEAS '17, Undecided
Scarsdale, NY
Activities/Interests: Piano, Ukulele, basketball

Will Guo

SEAS '17, Biomedical Engineering
Tenafly, NJ
Activities/Interests: Fish, basketball, video games

Emily Hu

CC '17, Economics
Lexington, MA
Activities/Interests: Cooking, baking, eating :)

Wina Huang

CC '17, Economics-Political Science, Business Management Concentration
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Activities/Interests: Shooting, Running, Singing, Playing Piano, Drawing

Neha Jain

SEAS '17, Applied Mathematics
Southlake, TX
Activities/Interests: My interests include playing the flute, singing, learning wushu (chinese martial arts), and telling everyone I know to join the best club ever, CSC!

Curtis Li

CC '16, Political Science & Economics
Hong Kong
Activities/Interests: football, reading, sleeping, snowboarding, 80's music, karaoke, soccer

Sai Phatraprasit

SEAS '17, Undecided
Bangkok, Thailand
Activities/Interests: I have a very distinct high-pitched voice, so you can easily spot me from the crowd. I can eat anything, and I mean anything, but I don’t enjoy cooking because it takes too long. I love traveling and going on adventures to remote places (nature is the best) <3

Ritchie Shen

CC '16, Economics-Mathematics
Parsippany, NJ
Activities/Interests: competitive video games, CSC!!!

Aini Sun

CC '17, English (possibly), Statistics Concentration
Princeton Junction, NJ
Activities/Interests: Reading, watching documentaries, green tea, following the Gordon Ramsay tag on Tumblr

Larry Xiao

SEAS '17, Applied Mathematics
Plano, TX
Activities/Interests: Sand Volleyball, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, weight lifting

Samuel Xiao

CC '17, Financial Economics
Palo Alto, CA
Activities/Interests: Fitness, Tech

Alexandra Zhang

BC '17, Political Science
Berwyn, PA
Activities/Interests: CUO, MUN, music, photography, swimming, food, netflix

Satellite Groups

CSC Connect

CSC's big sib-little sib program! CSC Connect is a family-style mentorship program where Little Sibs and Big Sibs are matched into a family unit for mutual growth and networking opportunities. Big Sibs are upperclassmen (sophomores and above) and Little Sibs are usually freshmen (although any new incoming student is eligible to be a Little Sib). Sign at the beginning of each school year either as a big sib or little sib and be placed into a warm, loving family.

Coordinators: Jennifer Xiong and Genevieve Chow

Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts)

Wushu is contemporary Chinese martial arts with roots in the many traditional Chinese martial art styles. It is primarily a performing art that emphasizes speed, power, flexibility, balance, and looking unbelievably good. The history of wushu traces back to the early days of the People’s Republic of China when the leaders decided to try to unify the hundreds of styles of kung fu that existed back then. They eventually decided to split the styles into a Northern style known as longfist and a Southern style simply called southern fist. In addition, there are four major weapons categories: dao, jian, gun, qiang, and numerous other minor styles adapted from traditional styles.

President: Daron Lin

Chinese Yo-Yo

The Chinese Yo-Yo Club's mission is to share the art of Chinese yo-yo and diabolo through performances, demonstrations, and workshops. Members have performed for various events on and around campus including the CSC Night Market, CSC Lunar Gala, Days on Campus, and NYU TASS Night Market. They have also held workshops for children at CASPY and Asian Youth Program.

Co-Presidents: Adrien Brochard and Sean Ballinger
Senior Advisors: Emily Lin and Sam Guo

Radiance (Chinese Dance Troupe)

Founded in 2006,Radiance Chinese Dance Company was created to promote the development and appreciation of classical, folk and contemporary Chinese dance. Members of Radiance choreograph, rehearse, and perform year-round and are dedicated to sharing the richness of Chinese culture through dance.

Directors: Doris Xia and Rebecca Xu

Chinese Conversation Club

The Chinese conversation club is a great opportunity for anyone looking to improve their fluency in Chinese. Foreigners, ABC's, and native speakers are all welcome! Meet friends and new people as we chat over free food during our bi-weekly meetings.

Coordinator: Connie Chen and George Zhao
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View photos from past events on Facebook!
Photo credits to Ben Xue, Brian Wu, Jackie Ho and Columbia Photography Association!


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