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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
323-857-6000

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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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Soul Mining exhibit
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Saturday, July 14, 2018

Soul Mining looks broadly at the influence of Asian labor and culture in the Americas with artists from Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Works on display uncover histories of forced migration, political struggle and transformation, and offer personal narratives to reconcile with these collective experiences.


When the United States signed into federal law the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, Chinese immigration was suspended. The formerly welcomed Chinese laborers were expelled and began moving south into Mexico and Latin America. It is said that the original fence along the southern border was built not to keep the Mexicans out but rather to detour Chinese immigrants from re-entering the United States. The narrative in the exhibition reflects a complex history of forced migration tied deeply to a web of social, political and economic issues.

FREE ADMISSION

HOURS:
SUN: CLOSED
MON: CLOSED
TUE: 12-4
WED: 12-4
THU: 12-7
FRI: 12-4
SAT: 12-4


East Los Angeles College
Vincent Price Art Museum
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park , CA 91754
323-265-8841

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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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JamboFree
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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Screening: Woman Sesame Oil Maker
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).

FREE


USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) 110
900 W. 34th St.
Los Angeles , CA 90007
213-740-2804



Meet Author Yunte Huang
Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History
Saturday, June 9, 2018
2:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon with noted author and acclaimed biographer Yunte Huang. He will be reading from, discussing, and signing his book, “Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History”

Yunte Huang grew up in a small town in southeastern China, where at age eleven he began to learn English by secretly listening to Voice of America programs on a battered transistor radio. After receiving his B.A. in English from Peking University, Yunte came to the United States in 1991, landing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As a struggling Chinese restaurateur in the Deep South, he continued to study American literature, reading William Faulkner, Ezra Pound, and Emily Dickinson on the greasy kitchen floor.

After receiving his Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Yunte taught as an assistant professor of English at Harvard University from 1999 to 2003. A Guggenheim Fellow, Yunte is currently a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
3301 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance , CA 90503
310-618-5955

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C.A.C.A. Los Angeles 106th Anniversary and Fundraiser Luncheon
Sunday, June 17, 2018
11:30 AM 2:00 PM

Established in 1895, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) has fought against racial discrimination, defended civil rights, opposed anti-immigration, movements and countered efforts to marginalize American Chinese culture and heritage. Each of the 19 chartered chapter/lodges across the U.S. is dedicated to enhancing civic pride, supporting community services and promoting responsible citizenship. C.A.C.A. Los Angeles was organized on May 15, 1912.

Registration and Silent Auction
11:30 AM

Lunch
12 noon – 2 PM


Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel
303 E. Valley Blvd.
San Gabriel , CA 91776

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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 Dragonfest.com.

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

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