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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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Introducing Your Ancestors to Future Generations:
How to Make Them Come Alive on a Page
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Have you ever wished that your children or grandchildren could have gotten to know your grandparents? Go beyond just facts, family trees, old photos and documents. Write stories about your ancestors that show their personalities, quirks, and character in a way that younger generations will find interesting.


Refreshments will be served.

Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.)
415 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles , CA 90012


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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