Art Deco Lecture in Hong Kong!

I am extremely excited to announce that I will be going t Hong Kong March 2-March 8 to lecture at the opening of the new art exhibit being held at CityU Exhibition Gallery, “Art Deco – The France-China Connection”. The show runs from March 5, 2019 – June 30, 2019. 


Shanghai Deco – Documentary Screening with Q&A

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…

Westlake Museum scroll

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

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…


Shanghai Daily News!

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…

Porcelain portrait of baby granddaughter, Jennifer Wong.  1967

Sorry For Our Absence…

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…

Huntington Library San Marino CA. Professor Nancy Steinhardt lecture

Why So Few Gardens? Chinese Architecture, 1927–1977

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.

旅行杂志 Lyu Xing Travel Magazine Vol 3, #4 (Special Edition of Liu Jipiao)

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…

History of Design 1400-1900 by Bard Design in NYC

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.

Wong Family at Art Deco Exhibit Entrance

Our First Week in Paris

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.

Matthew, Jennifer and Gayook (Liu) Wong Family portrait

News On A Personal Note…

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…