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Shanghai Deco – Documentary Screening with Q&A

On 19, Oct 2017 | No Comments | In About Liu, Architecture, China, Paris | By Jenn

So this is a follow up to the lecture I gave last year at the China Society of SoCal. They are showing the documentary film that has footage from  the World Congress of Art Deco in Shanghai and some interview footage of my family. (We have not seen it yet) BUT we will be on hand for Q&A after the movie. 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…

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…

Sorry For Our Absence…

On 10, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In Architecture, Family Story | By Jenn

Sorry for our absence last week! I was having  our website moved to a new hosting site. blah, blah, blah! Anyway things are up and running again and life goes on.  A couple weeks ago I went to hear Professor Nancy Steinhardt speak at the Huntington Library. She spoke of four architects who studied at UPenn in the 1920’s and returned to China in 1928. She told me Liu Jipiao would have known all of them! Read more…

Why So Few Gardens? Chinese Architecture, 1927–1977

On 17, Feb 2014 | No Comments | In Architecture, China, Family Story | By Jenn

If anyone is in the general vicinity of Pasadena, CA this coming Tuesday and have been following our blog, you may want to check out the lecture “Why So Few Gardens? Chinese Architecture, 1927–1977” at the Huntington Library. Read more…

China Traveler 1929

As most of you know, we have been searching for my grandfather’s published and original work. About 6 months ago someone kindly gave us the link to a Chinese Book Seller’s Website. We were able to purchase a copy of Eastern Miscellany that focused on the West Lake Expo of 1929. We had also found a seller who wanted to sell his copy of China Traveler  Vol 3, Issue 4, 1929. Read more…

History of Design

Back in May of this year we were contacted by Heather MeCormick, Managing Editor of Textbook Projects at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She and the  editor, Pat Kirkham found our website about Liu Jipiao. They were putting together a text book, History of Design – Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-1900. Read more…

Our First Week in Paris

On 21, Oct 2013 | No Comments | In Architecture, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

Our first week in Paris and so much has already happened!  I will let Jenn fill you in on all the details at a later date but here are the quick highlights and some photos along the way. Read more…

News On A Personal Note…

On 16, Sep 2013 | No Comments | In About Liu, Architecture, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

News on a personal note…I am excited because this week, my PET Scan results came back negative, so still cancer free! I am especially excited because this was the first PET Scan that didn’t show any signs of cancer at all. The last scan I took did, whereupon I had to undergo a follow up CT Scan. That also came up negative but there was always a  shadow of doubt in my mind whether or not I was truly in remission. This time, I am sure. Read more…

Singapore Exhibit Follow Up

On 26, Aug 2013 | No Comments | In Architecture, Family Story | By Jenn

This is our Singapore Exhibit follow up. The Singapore Heritage Week exhibit, “Lost Horizons: Art Deco Architecture of Singapore,” went very well! It went so well they are extending it to the end of September! So for those of you in Singapore, please take some time out of your busy day and enjoy! Read more…