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26

Feb
2013

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In About Liu
Family Story
Paris

By Gayook

Reflections of Paris and Father

On 26, Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | In About Liu, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

It’s early morning, the day after the conference, and I can’t sleep.

I woke up in the dark, feeling emotionally raw as I gaze outside my bedroom window at the Paris rooftops, waiting for the dawn to come.  I reflect on and attempt to allow my mind, body and spirit to absorb the very personal impact of attending the conference, and in particular, Jeff Cody’s presentation of my father. Read more…

Paris Bound!

On 15, Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | In About Liu, Design, Paris | By Jenn

So my family and I are Paris bound! I can’t believe that by the time you read this, we will be there.

When we started researching Gong’s work (I call him Gong gong meaning “mother’s father”) we thought that eventually we should travel to Paris to research his life there, follow in his footsteps.  We didn’t think it would be so soon. Read more…

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14

Feb
2013

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In About Liu
Family Story
Paris

By Gayook

My Return to Paris

On 14, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

As I get ready to leave for Paris, I am remembering the first time I went. It was in the Fall of 1995, after my first bout with cancer. And, here I am about to go again, shortly after my second bout.  What is it about Paris that is so alive for me, especially after each time I’ve faced a terminal illness?

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Westlake 1929 to Shanghai Expo 2010

One of the first indications to us that my grandfather played a part in Chinese Modern Architecture was when we first met Kenneth Klein, Head of the USC East Asian Library and Lillian Yang a bibliographer that works closely with him.

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06

Feb
2013

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In America
Family Story

By Gayook

Words From Eldest Daughter Gayook

On 06, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In America, Family Story | By Gayook

I am Gayook Wong (nee Liou) and the eldest daughter of Liu Jipiao, known in the U.S. as Kipaul Liou. In 1947, at the age of 3 and 1/2, my parents and I traveled to the United States from China, never to return after the Communist Revolution in 1949

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Granddaughter Tells Story…

On 05, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In America, Family Story | By Jenn

My name is Jennifer Wong and I am the granddaughter of Liu Jipiao (劉旣漂).  My grandfather left our family in possession of all his artwork, furniture, photos and blueprints that he did since he came to America in 1947.

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Jingdezhen: Study of Porcelain Design

On 05, Feb 2013 | One Comment | In By Liu, China, Porcelain | By Jenn

When Liu Jipiao was a young boy his family lived in Jingdezhen, Kangxi Province- the “Porcelain Capitol” of China.  According to my grandfather, he was fascinated by the process in which the famous porcelain pottery was produced.

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