CASA celebrates Chinese culture with 18th annual show

The Chinese American Student Association hosted its 18th annual Chinese Culture Show at Bovard Auditorium on Sunday. The event was centered on a play titled I Am So Proud of You, with dance and musical performances interweaved throughout the night.

I Am So Proud of You aimed to capture some of the struggles of a Chinese American teenager living in the United States. CASA’s culture show was directed by Eddy Xing, a sophomore majoring in business administration, and Jefferson Yan, a sophomore majoring in biological sciences. The play’s protagonist is a rebellious 16-year-old Chinese American girl named Emily Lu, who learned to embrace her culture after being sent to stay with her grandfather.

Xing and Yan first came up with the idea for the play after noticing the underrepresentation of Chinese culture on campus.

“We wanted to introduce more Chinese American culture onto USC’s campus because there is a lack of understanding or lack of awareness for Chinese American…

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