The provocative nature of the act was taken in good spirit by the participants. "I hope Super Sunday is an accurate representation of Chinese culture," joked Grace Bloodwell '03.
The banquet drew a diverse array of students, many of whom were not Asian. Duru, who is African-American, had never been to a Chinese New Year celebration before. "It was definitely interesting," she said. "I really liked the lions." Jessica Son '04, who is of Korean descent, did not know much about Chinese culture before attending the banquet. "It was very enlightening and fun," she remarked.
The organizers of the event, the Chinese Students Association (CSA), were pleased by the diverse makeup of the crowd. "I don't think CSA is just for Chinese people," said Leslie Tam '03, the association's co-president. "It's an association where people do Chinese things."
Chen liked the lion dance, but the food was the highlight of the evening. "The food was great," he said. "I haven't had real Chinese food in a while."