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Wu Bin’s Ten Views of a Lingbi Stone
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Sunday, June 24, 2018
11:00 AM 5:00 PM

In ancient China strange and marvelous stones were valued for their beauty and as reflections of the hidden structures underlying the universe. Stones were seen as fluid and dynamic, constantly changing, and capable of magical transformations. Certain stones were believed to be able to speak, to emit clouds and rain, to predict the weather, to move about of their own accord, and to heal. Fantastic stones were perceived as mountains in miniature, imbued with the same primordial energies that made up peaks sacred to both Daoist and Buddhist traditions. Like the human body, stones were believed to be born, to live, and to die, just as were mountains themselves.

The exhibition focuses on the most extraordinary painting of a stone ever created in China: Wu Bin’s Ten Views of a Lingbi Stone (1610), a Ming dynasty handscroll comprising 10 separate views of a single stone from the famous site of Lingbi, Anhui Province. Also including superb examples of Lingbi and Taihu stones and contemporary Chinese ink paintings depicting stones, this exhibition explores the history of collecting strange stones in China and the relationship between stones, Daoist cosmology, and classical Chinese poetry.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles , CA 90036

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Genghis Khan: The Exhibition
Discover the Man Behind the Legend
Friday, February 16, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018

What do pants, the pony express, cannons, paper money, skis, violins, bakhlava and “hooray!” have in common? Answer: Genghis Khan introduced them all to the West.

Not Genghis the brutal barbarian of Western history books, but Genghis the great civilizer and lawmaker, whose empire brought each of these innovations to the west, including 13th Century Mongolian-style democracy.

Now the most comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures invades the Reagan Library, its only Southern California stop on an international tour that has drawn more than a million visitors.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr.
Simi Valley , CA 93065

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Industrial Eden: A Chinese Capitalist Vision
Thursday, April 26, 2018
4:00 PM 5:30 PM

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and USC professor Brett Sheehan for a discussion on the evolution of Chinese capitalism chronicling the fortunes of the Song family of North China under five successive authoritarian governments. Headed initially by Song Chuandian, who became rich by exporting hairnets to Europe and America in the early twentieth century, the family built a thriving business against long odds of rural poverty and political chaos.


USC Campus
Taper Hall (THH) 210
3501 Trousdale Pwy
Los Angeles , CA 90089

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CFHGSC Meeting
Searching for Wong & Yee Roots
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Eugene Moy will narrate a PowerPoint presentation documenting his 2016 road trip to search for evidence of his paternal grandfather's business activities in Montana, and to connect with his maternal Yee family in Calgary. Along the way, he and spouse Susan visited historic museums and libraries, historic Chinatown and Chinese cemetery sites in Virginia City, Winnemucca, Lovelock, and Tuscarora, NV and stopped at sites in FortMcLeod and Lethbridge, Alberta.

Eugene will share some of the resource materials he found. Another purpose of the trip was to photograph roadside Chinese restaurant signs, and of course to sample from many Chinese and other restaurants along the way. Come and enjoy hearing the stories from this educational and fun tour!

Refreshments will be served.

Chinese American Citizens Alliance
415 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles , CA 90012

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2018 California-China Business Summit
Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:00 AM 7:00 PM

Despite trade disputes and uncertainty, the relationship between California and China remains an essential bridge across the Pacific. Join us at the 2018 California-China Business Summit as we explore and highlight the vibrant California-China trade relationship and practical strategies for bilateral success.

Meet 100 top business leaders and investors from across China who are ready to do business with California. Access business, political and thought leaders to learn about the latest information on dynamic partnership between California and China.

Governor Jerry Brown to deliver keynote. Discount offered for California small businesses.

Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles , CA 90210

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Documentary Screening: The Chinese Exclusion Act
Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:30 PM

Award-winning documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu will show a portion of their film The Chinese Exclusion Act, followed by a discussion moderated by Li Wei Yang, curator of Pacific Rim collections at The Huntington. The film explores the important connections between the Chinese Exclusion Act—a federal law, enacted in 1882, which prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers until its repeal in 1943—and civil rights, immigration, culture, and American identity.



Sichuan Summit
Friday, May 4, 2018
6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Explore the secrets of Sichuan food. Food critic Jonathan Gold will moderate a panel discussion featuring a chef demonstration and short videos on the art of Sichuan cooking. Tasting samples before the event.

Million Dollar Theater
307 South Broadway
Los Angeles , CA 90013

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Performance @ PAM: Soundscape
Friday, May 4, 2018
7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Concert in the beautiful Pacific Asia Museum courtyard exploring the similarities and differences in Chinese and Mexican music traditions.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena , CA 91101

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Taste of Chinatown Walking Tour
Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:30 PM 3:30 PM

Celebrate Chinatown LA's 80th anniversary with this ChinaWeek exclusive. Sample Chinatown's most delicious bites from classic favorites to trendy hot spots.

Chinatown Los Angeles
Location provided upon registration.

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Sichuan Dinner
Saturday, May 5, 2018
6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Multi-course "mala" Chinese dinner with Chinatown inspired cocktails.

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Kun Opera in the Chinese Garden
Sunday, May 6, 2018
1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Experience Chinese opera as it was enjoyed in centuries past during an informal performance in the Huntington Library's Garden of Flowing Fragrance.

Free with general admission.

Huntington Library Chinese Garden
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino , CA 91108

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The Chinese Exclusion Act
Sunday, May 6, 2018
6:30 PM

On the 136th anniversary of the passage of the law restricting Chinese labor immigration into the United States, a special screening of the documentary film, The Chinese Exclusion Act, will be presented by the Chinese American Museum and Visual Communications with community supporters Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, and PBS SoCal.

A post-screening Q&A will follow with co-directors Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu of Steeplechase Films. The documentary is a co-production of Steeplechase Films and the Center for Asian American Media. This program is part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, a Visual Communications production, which runs from May 3-12.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles , CA 90012

Assembled Like Clouds: Art In Chinese Buddhist Ritual
Monday, May 7, 2018
6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Dinner and presentation on art in Buddhist rituals by Phillip Bloom, Curator of the Chinese Garden and Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies at The Huntington Library.

Golden Dragon Restaurant
960 North Broadway
Los Angeles , CA 90012

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Screening of "The Search for General Tso" (2014)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:00 PM

Who was General Tso, and why are we eating his chicken? This feature documentary explores the origins and ubiquity of Chinese-American food through the story of an iconic sweet and spicy chicken dish. Includes General Tso chicken entree over rice.

Arena Cinelounge Sunser
6464 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles , CA 90028

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New Chinatown Dim Sum Tour
Saturday, May 12, 2018
9:30 AM 2:00 PM

As an exciting part of the 3rd annual ChinaWeek, get ready to explore authentic Cantonese cuisine in LA's “New Chinatown” in San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Square/Focus Plaza
140 W. Valley Blvd.
San Gabriel , CA 91776

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Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour
Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:30 AM 1:00 PM

Visit a Los Angeles Chinatown temple, herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more!

Location provided upon registration.

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Guzheng Performance at Bowers Museum
Saturday, May 12, 2018
1:30 PM

Celebrate ChinaWeek with a live guzheng performance in the Bowers Museums' enchanting Ancient Arts of China gallery.
Free with general admission.

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana , CA 92706

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New Chinatown Mother's Day Banquet Brunch
Sunday, May 13, 2018
9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a traditional multi-course Chinese banquet brunch.


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Mother's Day at USC Pacific Asia Museum
Sunday, May 13, 2018
11:00 PM 5:00 PM

Visit USC Pacific Asia Museum on Mother's Day with your mom, grandma or other special woman in your life.

Free admission.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena , CA 91101

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Upcoming Exhibition Celebrates, Studies L.A. Asian American Hip Hop Culture
Friday, May 18, 2018
6:00 PM 8:30 PM

The Chinese American Museum's newest exhibition, Don't Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop, looks into hip hop in the greater Los Angeles region as a site of resistance, refuge, and reinvention for today's Asian American communities.

Set to open May 18, this groundbreaking exhibition is co-curated by Ninochka "Nosh" McTaggart, PhD, and CAM's newly appointed curator Justin Charles Hoover, and will bring together 13 Asian Americans who have helped to shape L.A.'s hip hop movement.

Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles , CA 90012

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The 7th Annual Diversity Visionary Awards
Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 AM 3:00 PM

This event brings together, multi-cultural organizations, community sponsors, partners and supporters honoring and celebrating diversity and recognizing individuals for their work in diverse communities. The respective community honorees will be announced soon.

The Diversity Visionary Awards is recognized through the Pacific Trade & Culture Alliance (PTCA) as it spearheads this annual event together with this year's Community Sponsors: the Indonesian American Business Council (IABC), the Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (KACCOC), the Friends of Thailand International Network (FOTIN), the Hong Kong Association of Southern California (HKASC), and the Philippine Cultural Center of America, Inc. (PCCAI).


South Coast Plaza
(Carousel Court - Level 1)
Costa Mesa , CA

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Screening of "Eat Drink Man Woman" (1994)
Monday, May 21, 2018
7:00 PM 9:00 PM

An appetizingly sexy comedy from the director of "The Wedding Banquet."

Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles , CA 90012

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Chinese Ancestry Day
Presented by Oakland Asian Cultural Center & Genealogical Society
Saturday, May 26, 2018
9:00 AM 4:00 PM

We will have a packed lineup of speakers and workshops including:
Filmmaker Felicia Lowe, who will give the keynote address and talk about some of the research she did which resulted in her acclaimed film Chinese Couplets (she will show excerpts).
Marisa Louie Lee, who will talk about the amazing array of records you can find at the National Archives and insider's information on how to find resources about your family.
John Wong of the In Search of Roots/Roots Plus program, speaking about making pilgrimages to your ancestral village and the program that takes youth and the young at heart to their family homes.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Ste. 290
Oakland , CA 94607

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:30 AM 12:00 PM

On Thursday, May 31, there are multiple opportunities to attend events for free.

Marriott Burbank Hotel
2500 North Hollywood Way
Burbank , CA 91505

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Dragonfest Expo
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Sunday, August 26, 2018
10:00 AM 2:00 PM

DRAGONFEST!!! It's the most popular martial arts and Asian cultural expo in the world! It is the martial arts version of San Diego's ComicCon. This is a two-day event and it's a fun place to see movie stars from Big Trouble in Little China, Best of the Best, the Karate Kid, Avator: The Last Airbender and so many more. Filled with vendor booths, martial arts celebrities, toys, products and so much more. Dragonfest is also a charity event and 100 percent of all funds collected goes to support the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Dragonfest website is

Pickwick Gardens Convention Center
1001 West Riverside Dr.
Burbank , CA 91506

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