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Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern California Collectors
April 2017 to January 21, 2018

Snuff, a powdered form of tobacco from the Americas, was initially brought to China by European traders in the late 16th century, during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It was in the 17th century, however, in the early Qing dynasty (1644–1911), that China witnessed a rise of snuff-taking among the upper classes. Inhaling snuff was perceived as more stylish and elegant than smoking tobacco, and this led to the subsequent use and collecting of snuff bottles (biyanhu). Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00…

Hammer Building, Level 2
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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This exhibition is included in General Admission.


Milton Quon Exhibit
Now through November 8, 2017
Gallery hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm. Monday through Friday.

Santa Monica Emeritus College Gallery to Display Works by Legendary Chinese-American Artist Milton Quon. Thru November 8th.

Santa Monica Emeritus College
1227 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 434-4306

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Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art
Opens September 15, 2017

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

CAAM Opening Reception I. September 19, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Curators’ Talk begins at 6:30pm
RSVP by September 14: rsvp@caamuseum.org

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.

CAM Opening Reception II, September 20, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Curators’ Talk begins at 6:30pm
RSVP by September 14: rsvp@camla.org

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Chinese Family History Group of SoCal (CFHGSC) meetings
2017 Fall Meetings

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00am to Noon
History of Old and New Chinatown in Los Angeles and New Chinatown Tour.
Presenter: Eugene Moy, CHSSC

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am to Noon
Chinese Diaspora from China.
Presenter: Dr. Judy T. Wu, UC Irvine

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00am to Noon
Basic Chinese for Researching Family History.
Presenter: Michael Ho

December – Winter Hiatus

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

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Questions? Email us: cfhgsc@gmail.com .

Celebrate OCA-GLA's 26th Annual Image Awards
Friday, October 13, 2017
6:00pm

The evening will include dinner, a silent auction, and the presentation of awards. Proceeds from the event support the many volunteer activities that OCA-GLA organizes throughout the year including community service projects, voter education, and advocacy efforts on issues including hate crimes, immigration, employment, and social justice for Asian Pacific Americans.

Ocean Star Restaurant
145 N. Atlantic Blvd., 2nd Floor
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Doors Open | 6:00pm
Program Begins | 7:00pm

For more information, please contact info@oca-gla.org .

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Innovasian: Celebrating Asian Americans in Arts & Culture
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Celebrating Asian American influencers in arts, media, politics, social media, and culture through a series of events! Our first event is Saturday, October 14th, as we highlight actor Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley, upcoming Crazy Rich Asians) and Sang Kyu Kim (credits include producer, The Walking Dead; co-executive producer/writer, Designated Survivor; supervising producer, 24: Live Another Day) with a series of Q&A's. Mixer to proceed.

Only available to 40 registrants.

485 S. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, California 90036

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Asian World Film Festival — Joy Luck Club
Sunday, October 29, 2017
5:00pm to 8:00pm

In San Francisco, a group of aging Chinese women (Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu) meet regularly to trade familial stories while playing Mahjong. In a series of sixteen vignettes that spans generations and continents, this adaptation of Amy Tan's bestselling novel explores cultural conflict and the often-turbulent relationships between four first-generation Chinese-American women (Ming-Na Wen, Tamlyn Tomita, Lauren Tom, Rosalind Chao) and their mothers. This film is nominated for Best Screenplay in 1995 at BAFTA Awards and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published in 1994 at Writers Guild of America, USA.

Panel/Q&A to follow with Janet Yang, Lauren Tom, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh-and moderator, Nancy Wang Yuen. More guest speakers are yet to be announced.

This event was organized through our partnership with CAPE - Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment.

ArcLight Cinemas - Culver City
9500 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

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Riverside Asian American Walking Tour "Downtown Edition"
by Save Our Chinatown Committee, Japanese American Citizens’ League (Riverside Chapter), and the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at UC Riverside
Sunday, November 5, 2017
10:00am – 11:30am

Discover Downtown Riverside's hidden Asian American gems and history. Along the way, you will learn how the city's first Chinese quarter vanished, how one family's children helped them prevail in a landmark civil rights' case, and how the first organized Korean American settlement site came to be in Riverside. Pioneering Asian American immigrants struggled to belong, while maintaining their cultural identities. This tour launches the Riverside Asian American Walking Tour and History Project, a partnership between Save Our Chinatown Committee, Japanese American Citizens' Alliance (Riverside Chapter), and the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at UC Riverside to share the hidden histories of Riverside's Asian & Pacific Islander American communities.

Downtown Riverside Pedestrian Mall at Main and Ninth Streets
3834 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501

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Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace
November 12, 2017 – 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
714.567.3600