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Chinese New Year Festival
Friday, February 17, 2017 Sunday, February 18, 2018
10:00 AM 5:00 PM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington as the Year of the Dog begins. Festivities include lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, Chinese music, and more.

Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino , CA 91108

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Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art
Friday, September 15, 2017 Sunday, March 11, 2018

Circles and Circuits explores the art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century to the present day. By examining the contributions of artists of Chinese descent in Cuba, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and beyond, the exhibition reveals the hidden complexities of the transcultural art of the Caribbean. Presented in two parts, History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora, on view at the California African American Museum (CAAM) through February 25, 2018, and Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art on view at the Chinese American Museum (CAM) through March 11, 2018.

I. History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora
California African American Museum
600 State Drive Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Admission is FREE

II. Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art
Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission is FREE; suggested donation of $3.00, which supports the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

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Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Sunday, March 11, 2018

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) stands in the center of modern Chinese history. While most commonly understood as a politician, this formidable matriarch was also introduced to Western audience or reader as a connoisseur, patron and even creator of art in the early twentieth century, a phenomenon that interestingly fell unnoticed in modern scholarship.

This exhibition is the first of its kind in the United States to explore the empress dowager's roles beyond politics. It has been organized through a groundbreaking partnership with the Summer Palace Museum in Beijing. Upon viewing this exhibition, it will become clear that Cixi not only led politics, but also art of China at the crossroads of tradition and innovation. The exhibition reconstructs the matriarch's everyday life in the Summer Palace, presenting her multi-faceted roles of politician, matriarch and connoisseur of various arts through four different sections and over 100 objects that have never before been seen in the United States.

Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace is organized by the Summer Palace Museum, Beijing, China and the Bowers Museum and is guest curated by Ying-chen Peng, Assistant Professor of Art History at American University.

Bowers Museum
2002 N Main St
Santa Ana , CA 92706

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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Why Are Chinese People Everywhere?
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Judy Tsu-Chun Wu is a professor and chair of Asian American Studies at the Universityof California, Irvine. She is the co-editor of “Gendering the Trans-Pacific World. Diaspora, Empire, and Race” (Brill, 2017). She is the author of several books and is currently working with Gwendolyn Mink on a political biography of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color U.S. Congresswoman and co-sponsor of Title IX.

Parking available at Bamboo Plaza or Mandarin Plaza (both usually $5) or metered street parking.

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

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Chinese American Genealogy Workshop
Monday, January 29, 2018 Wednesday, January 31, 2018
8:30 AM 5:00 PM

The workshop provides insightful presentations on Chinese genealogy research. It instructs attendees on how to use various techniques to advance their own research and discover the interesting information pertaining to their family/clan history and to identify those resources that can best serve them. There will also be exposure to the various information, material, and tools available on the Internet and in books and other sources to assist in compiling and documenting Chinese lineages. The ancestral villages of attendees will be identified and located – the primary source for family genealogy books.

Maile Room (mezzanine level near escalators)
California Hotel & Casino
12 E. Ogden Ave.
Las Vegas , NV 89101

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Chinese New Year Festival 2018 - Year of the Dog
Saturday, February 3, 2018 Sunday, February 4, 2018
11:00 AM 5:00 PM

Celebrate Chinese New Year Festival, Year of the DOG at the International Cottages, Balboa Park.

There will be Kung-Fu, Lion Dance, Red Envelope, Dumplings, Steamed Buns, Calligraphy, and Ethnic Dance Performance.

International Cottages, Balboa Park
668 Pan American Plaza
San Diego , CA 92101

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Cheng Foundation Lecture
– Chop Suey, USA: How Americans Discovered Chinese Food
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:30 PM 8:30 PM

Yong Chen discusses the historical forces that turned Chinese food, a cuisine once widely rejected by Americans, into one of the most popular ethnic foods in the U.S.

Free. No reservations required.

Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens
Rothenberg Hall
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino , CA 91108

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Lantern Festival
Saturday, March 3, 2018
12:00 PM 7:00 PM

Each year, the Los Angeles Lantern Festival is presented by the Chinese American Museum and culminates the Lunar New Year celebration. Enjoy the music, dance performances, martial arts, magicians, food trucks, arts and crafts booths, and a spectacular lighted dragon finale. Festivities unfold at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

El Pueblo de Los Angeles
125 Paseo De La Plaza
Los Angeles , CA 90012