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Remembering “Mahj”

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Remembering “Mahj”

Mah Jongg. M.J. Mahj. Whatever the name or style of play, the game of Mah Jongg brings people together. My grandma used to play Mahj with “the girls.” As a child I remember playing in her hallway closet, stacking and clacking the ornate tiles, creating my own made-up games. I inherited her Mahj set. Amazingly, it still has all of its 152 tiles, the back of each painted red with nail polish. Touching the tiles, I remember my grandma, the smell of her perfume, how her hands felt: her nails were always painted, and her hands were always soft. And I have finally learned how to play.

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Rebuilding a Landmark

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Thu, 2013-06-06

By: Noelle Ito, AAPIP Senior Director of Community Philanthropy

After a fire ravaged the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago – Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC), the community was left shocked and saddened.  Photos, artifacts, and pieces of history contributed by community members as a way to leave a legacy for future generations were lost.  Having only opened in 2005 and then struck with disaster in 2008, it took nearly two years for CAMOC leadership and the surrounding community to recover from the devastation that claimed 90% of the museum’s collection.

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Rare Venomous Snakes Mark the Chinese New Year at Nature Museum

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Rare Venomous Snakes Mark the Chinese New Year at Nature Museum

February 8, 2013 8:21am | By Paul Biasco, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

LINCOLN PARK — The Year of the Snake is lurking just days away, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is celebrating by bringing in a special display of venomous snakes, including one of the rarest King Cobras in the world.

"It's not very often through one of the years that you can get live representation," said Soo Lon Moy, board president of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago. "I think it's really fabulous."

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Museum to celebrate Chinese New Year

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Museum to celebrate Chinese New Year

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Mark your calendars for a big party on New Year\'s Eve as the Chinese New Year is coming up next month.

The most revered holiday in Chinese culture would not be the same without the iconic lion dance. It is believed to bring good luck.

At the Chinese American Museum of Chicago, organizers are planning a performance and a deconstruction of the lion dance. Patrons will get to hear the history as well as the meaning behind the rhythm and moves.

\"At the end, we bow,\" said Master P.C. Leung, who leads the lion dance. \"We bow three times because it symbolizes the heaven, the earth and the people.\"

Twenty-thirteen is the year of the snake. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will be on hand to help celebrate. The museums have joined in a year-long partnership to exchange knowledge and culture.

\"We have a number of snakes in our living collection so it\'s very easy for us to develop programming around snakes,\" said Celeste Troon, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. \"But we don\'t have the wherewithal to talk about the cultural side, the significance of the Chinese New Year.

The Chinese museum\'s mission is to educate the public about Chinese culture. It does so with numerous exhibits and displays.

The collaboration with the nature museum is just one more way to broaden its audience. Museum president Soo Lon Moy says she looks forward to ending the year of the dragon and teaching others the significance of the snake.

\"They usually have different meanings for each animal,\" she said. \"People who are born in those years are supposed to take on the characteristics of that animal. I think snake is loyal and smart and quiet.\"

The Chinese New Year\'s eve festivities will be held on Saturday, February 9. The event is part of a monthly concert series featuring traditional Chinese instruments and traditions.

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Chinese American Museum of Chicago

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Story posted 2013.01.19 at 10:58 PM CST

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