New Article by Zheng Hongbin

Well I finished my lecture and I just got back into Los Angeles this past week. I still have a lot of notes to go through, emails to write and many thank you’s to send out! I had a wonderful trip and met some great people and reconnected with some old friends! Stay tuned for…

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Lecture Accomplished!

So I’m sitting at a cafe at Smith College writing this, finally calm and finally relaxed. Lecture accomplished! I was pretty nervous. I’ve taught and lectured  before but it certainly wasn’t as personal. The night before I was up practicing til about midnight but then my brain wouldn’t shut up until 3AM!

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First Generation of Chinese Artists in Paris

A talk with Jennifer Wong, granddaughter of the important first generation Paris-trained artist Liu Jipiao (1900-1992), and Joan Lebold Cohen ’54, acclaimed historian of modern Chinese art about the First Generation of Chinese Artists in Paris.

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Jennifer’s First Official Lecture!

Jenn wrote about her first official lecture at Smith College in Massachusetts in April. I’m very excited for her, as this is not only her first official presentation of my father’s work, it is also the first time she will be doing this without the rest of the family tagging along. My baby is leaving…

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A Friend Comes to Visit…

I was excited to have Fu Ji, a Chinese exchange student currently at Smith College, whom our family met last February in Paris at the INHA Architectural Exchange Conference come to Los Angeles for a few days to visit. She has been very helpful with translation and research for our family project. It was her…

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Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! “Gong Hei Sun Neen” is Cantonese for Happy New Year. You might also hear “Gong Hei Fat Choy” is also Cantonese for wishing others Prosperity. In 2014 we say goodbye to the Year of the Snake and herald in the Year of the Horse on January 31st: …. the Year of…

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Pay It Forward!

I have mentioned in past blogs that my family and I are so grateful for all the generous help we’ve received in connection with our search for my father, Liu Jipiao’s, art work. These past two weeks we have been given the privilege to “pay it forward”, to help others move towards realizing their dreams.…

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Christmas Memories Past

The holiday season is upon us, so fast, I don’t know where 2013 went.  It is time like this that thoughts of Christmas memories past with my parents come to mind.

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One Memorable Thanksgiving!

Today, I am in Honolulu with my friends, Jetty and Miller, whom we met via Jenn researching my father’s artwork. I’ve blogged many times how grateful I am to be alive, for my family and friends all over the world. In thinking about what I would write this day, I recall one memorable Thanksgiving at…

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Food Memories Of My Father

After this last trip I still find myself still recalling some of the things my father said to me about France. I continue to be amazed at how my childhood perceptions was so wrong! Here are some food memories of my father.

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