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Lecture: Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Chinatown

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The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago will be offering a monthly lecture series in 2012 highlighting the architectural and cultural landmarks of Chinatown. The Saturday afternoon (2pm) lectures are free of charge.

Where:  Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center
238 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL  60616

January 21 –– Welcome to Chinatown: The Gateway Arch and Nine Dragon Wall, presented by Ian Chin, Vice President and Senior Principal of Wiss Janney Elstner and Associates, Inc, Architects, Engineers and Materials Scientists

February 18 –– Iconic Architecture I: Pui Tak/On Leong Building

March 17–– Iconic Architecture II: Moy's Association Building/Won Kow Restaurant

The Chinese-American Museum is honored to have as our guest speaker Tim Wittman, architectural historian and historic preservationist. Mr. Wittman teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the history and theory of modern architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at Columbia College Chicago. He is also a guide for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and will be the presenter for both the February and March lectures. Please note the later start time in March.

April 21 –– Make No Small Plans: Chinatown Square. This critical mixed-use development, designed by Harry Weese Architects, changed the face of Chinatown on many levels.  Raymond Lee, past president of Chinatown Development Corporation and Jim Himbaugh, also of CDC, will speak about the background,  concept, history, political and financial implications of this important project.

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A Tale of Two Cities, Race, Transnational Migration, and Community in Chicago and St. Louis

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Join the Chinese-American Museum for a presentation and book signing of

Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community since 1870 by Dr. Huping Ling

Saturday, January 7, 2012, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Where:  Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center
238 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL  60616

RSVP:   Free event - donations are welcome.  Limited space - reservations are required and can be made by
calling (312)949.1000 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Please leave your name, phone number, email address and number of people


A leading scholar in Asian American studies, Executive Editor of Journal of Asian American Studies, author of eleven books and over hundred articles, Professor Huping Ling of Truman State University will present her newly published book Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community since 1870 (Stanford University Press, 2012), from the three Moy brothers in the 1870s to the present Chinese Chicagoland, and in comparison with her earlier book Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community (Temple University Press, 2004), the acclaimed “most comprehensive” and “groundbreaking” work “on Asian American community in the Midwest.” Ling focuses on how race, transnational migration, and community have defined Chinese in Chicago and St. Louis, with special attention to the unique characteristics of Chinese in the two major American Midwestern metropolises.

 

Museum Gala Event: November 11, 2011

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Join us for a Museum Gala Dinner at the Westin Hotel on November 11, 2011!

6pm Reception, 7pm Dinner

At the Westin Hotel, 909 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

For more information, call the Museum, 312/949-1000 or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Kerry Leung in Concert! Saturday, September 10

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Where: Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

When: Saturday, September 10, 2011,  1:00-3:00 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children

Kerry Leung

Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Chinese Moon Festival, is one of the most important traditional holidays for the Chinese. Farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvest. Chinese families and friends gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomelos together. There are many versions of the story of Chang'e, the Moon Goddess, and her flight to the moon.

Come and celebrate the Moon Festival with us with beautiful music from traditional Chinese instruments such as pipa, erhu, guzheng, flutes and hulusi. Kerry Leung will perform selections honoring the moon, including Moonlight Over the Spring River, Moon on the Han Dynasty, and Moon over the Calm West Lake.

Kerry Leung is a Chinese multi-instrumentalist. He began his music studies at the age of 12 in Guangzhou, China. In the United States, he played the pipa and bamboo flute in Yellow River concerto with the Peoria Symphony and performed with the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble at Ravinia.

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September 15: Talking About... Green Spaces

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Green Spaces & Sustainability from the Motherland: A collaboration between the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
 and the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

September 15, 2011, 6 - 8 p.m.

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago

How important are green spaces and the traditions associated with them in our cultures? How significant are gardening, beekeeping and efforts to keep our traditions in an urban environment? Join the Balzekas Museum of the Lithuanian Culture and the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago for a discussion on how we can bring the traditions of our cultures to a new environment.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Note: a maximum of 30 individuals can register for this event, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

This program is part of the Chicago Cultural Alliance's Talking About... series. The Talking About...series brings together the Chicago area's ethnic communities to discuss contemporary issues that matter from the perspectives and experience of the community members themselves. This program is funded by a generous grant from the Boeing Company, Exelon Corporate and the Chicago Community Trust.

Event Cost: $5

For more Information:  (773) 283-1958 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website: http://www.chicagoculturalalliance.org

 


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