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Jun
2017

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By Jenn

Thank You China Society!

On 13, Jun 2017 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Jenn

Last Monday, June 5th, I was honored to speak at the China Society of Southern California. I would like to thank Yvonne and Bob for all their support in my research about my grandfather. Thanks to Eugene for helping on the tech side!! I think I forgot to mention this durning the lecture but we were also celebrating my grandfather’s birthday (June 4th, 1900!) Read more…

Lecture At The China Society in June

On 09, May 2017 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Gayook

When Jenn started to research my father, Liu Ji Piao’s, architectural work during the Art Deco period, we never thought that it would come to a point where others would also want to know about his legacy. Once again, Jenn has been invited to present her grandfather’s work, Read more…

Jenn’s Queen Mary Presentation – A Proud Mother’s Perspective

On 24, Aug 2016 | One Comment | In About Liu, America, Architecture, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

I was saddened to have missed Jenn’s presentation last November at the Art Deco World Congress in Shanghai, especially since it was where I was born. You can imagine, then, how excited I was to be able to attend Jenn’s lecture on the Queen Mary this past Saturday, August 20th, at the 12th LA Art Deco Festival. And, our whole family attended – my son, Matthew, his baby girl, Cayden, and her mother, Ellen. Read more…

Lecture On the Queen Mary, August 20th!

On 18, Jul 2016 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story | By Jenn

I am so excited to announce that I will be speaking on the Queen Mary this year for the 12th Annual Art Deco Festival, August 19th-21st! I am scheduled on Saturday, August 20th at 10am. I will be talking about maternal grandfather Liu Jipiao and his work in Paris and China! I am so excited to be once again telling his story.  Read more…

21

Jun
2016

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By Gayook

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

On 21, Jun 2016 | No Comments | In Family Story | By Gayook

BaBa,

I want to tell you about your great granddaughter, Cayden Elle.  Part of her Chinese name comes from MaMa, your beloved wife -Phong Yee, Phong meaning Phoenix., symbolizing new life rising from the ashes, a rebirth of our family lineage. Last Father’s Day, she was 6 months old, too young yet for her personality to show. Read more…

07

Dec
2015

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In About Liu
China
Family Story

By Gayook

Jenn’s Triumphant Return!

On 07, Dec 2015 | No Comments | In About Liu, China, Family Story | By Gayook

It’s hard to believe that Jenn’s momentous journey to China is over and she is back home safe and sound. The month just flew by! This past week that she arrived back home has been a whirlwind of activity – unpacking, the excitement of hearing Jenn’s stories of her trip, seeing all the beautiful souvenirs and gifts she brought back with her, and, yes, dealing with jet lag.   Read more…

Shanghai Daily News!

On 16, Nov 2015 | 2 Comments | In Architecture, China, Family Story | By Jenn

We got a write up in the Shanghai Daily News and it’s interesting that that out of all the wonderful lecturers, they only mentioned the Chinese ones (yes, including yours truly) It’s good to be in the majority 😉 It’s been a whirlwind here in China and I promise to post more stories and findings as I find the time and the WIFI access! Read more…

Jenn’s Presentation at the Art Deco World Congress

On 12, Nov 2015 | 2 Comments | In About Liu, America, China, Family Story | By Gayook

I apologize to any Chinese readers for being a proud mother. This is my American side surfacing. I finally got a chance to speak to Jenn about her presentation, although one of her friends from the L.A. Art Deco Society had already sent an email home: Read more…

27

Oct
2015

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By Gayook

Coming Full Circle – China!

On 27, Oct 2015 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Gayook

Jenn has been busy preparing for her World Congress presentation these last several months, and the pace of getting ready to leave has stepped up exponentially these last few weeks. She’s been working on her PowerPoint presentation. Upon finishing it, and because I cannot be there, she gave me a special preview. Read more…

The Gifts From My Father Keep Coming!

On 20, Oct 2015 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Gayook

It seems that I’m always finding out new gifts my father gave me.

The latest occurred in French class. I took French in high school and college, but hadn’t touched the subject in nearly 50 years. After my father’s art deco display at the Cite l’architecture et du patrimoine in October of 2013, my interest in French returned. Read more…