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Upcoming Event

Friday, October 23rd
Low Plaza

Columbia University Chinese Students Club (CSC) PRESENTS NIGHT MARKET 2015: AUTUMN MOON?

NIGHT MARKET is Columbias LARGEST event of the fall semester! CSCs annual Fall Festival transforms Low Steps into the famed Night Markets of China and Taiwan with two tents and hundreds of lights showcasing OVER 20 PERFORMANCES and OVER 40 CLUB BOOTHS that are bursting with energy! Admission is FREE! Come pie your friends and RAs at our annual PIE TOSS afterwards!
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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).

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 2015-16 Board!

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

Executive Board

Aini Sun

CC '17, English, Economics
Princeton Junciton, NJ
Activities/Interests: Columbia Venom Step Team, Columbia Social Enterpreneurship Group, Masterchef, reading, trap music, watching documentaries

Rebecca Ren

CC/SEAS Vice President
CC'17, Economics-Political Science
Mahwah, NJ
Activities/Interests: brunch, EDM/house music, Sherlock, ultimate frisbee, Undergraduate Recruitment Committee

Alexandra Zhang

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

Raymond Li

CC '17, Economics-Statistics
Palo Alto, CA
Activities/Interests: Longboarding, ultimate frisbee, music

Jeff Niu

GS '16, Economics, East Asian Studies
NY/Moorpark, CA
Activities/Interests: Swim, basketball, dance, Netflix, being domesticated

Executive Committee Members (ECMs)

Gary Chen

CC '18, Economics-Statistics
Hong Kong
Activities/Interests: Traveling, reading, cooking

Benefit Dinner 2015

Mercedes Chien

CC '18, Undecided
San Jose, CA
Activities/Interests: Adventure, food, sleep

Night Market 2015

Leena Dai

CC '18, East Asian Studies & Economics
Philadelphia, PA
Activities/Interests: eat

Lunar Gala 2016

Stephanie Ding

CC '18, Neuroscience and Behavior
Armonk, NY
Activities/Interests: Otters, volleyball, drawing, netflix, traveling

Lunar Gala 2016

Jason Lei

CC '18, Computer Science
Westchester, NY
Activities/Interests: Music, photography, running, having multiple chins, Ferris

Lunar Gala 2016

Isabel Weiss

BC '18, East Asian Studies, Economics
Portland, OR
Activities/Interests: doing handstands

Night Market 2015

Kathy Yuan

BC '18, Statistics
Allentown, PA
Activities/Interests: Tennis, music, traveling, visiting museums, television, pop culture

Night Market 2015, Benefit Dinner 2015

Organizational Committee Members (OCMs)

Greg Gu

CC '18, Economics
London, United Kingdom

Claire Lee

CC '19, Neuroscience and Behavior
Vancouver, BC
Activities/Interests: piano, ice cream, igloo architecture (because Canada), hugs, collecting plates and utensils

Jeff Li

SEAS '18, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
Hanover, New Hampshire

Kevin Li

CC '18, Undecided
Hong Kong
Activities/Interests: Footy, Basketball, Watching Friends, EATINGGGG

Jess Qu

SEAS '19, Biomedical Engineering
Columbus, Ohio

Bill Tang

SEAS '18, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Long Island, New York

James Towne

CC '19, Economics
West Hartford, Connecticut

Jack Yan

CC '19, Sociology, Human Rights
Hohhot, China
Activities/Interests: Theatre, Traveling, Adventures, Photography, Men

Veronica Yang

BC '19, Urban Studies, Anthropology
Newton, Massachusetts
Activities/Interests: DANCE, breakfast, ice cream, third-world countries

Angela Zhang

SEAS '19, Undecided
Fremont, California

Joanna Zhang

SEAS '19, Biomedical Engineering
Beijing, China
Activities/Interests: Petting bunnies, Netflix, piano, sleeping, being lazy

Randy Zhong

CC '18, Economics
Columbus, Ohio

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: Leena Dai, Alexandra Zhang, Jess Qu

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.


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: Tia Zhao (SEAS'16) and Edward Tang (CC'17)

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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