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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…

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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…

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Jun
2015

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In China
Family Story

By Gayook

A Daughter’s Gratitude; A Mother’s Tribute!

On 08, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In China, Family Story | By Gayook

Since Jenn let the cat out of the bag about her presenting at the World Congress on Art Deco in Shanghai in November, I won’t go into all the factual details. However, as a very proud mother, I am entitled to some bragging rights. (For the Chinese and our Ancestors, please excuse this American part of me!) Read more…

Presenting at the World Congress on Art Deco in Shanghai!

On 25, May 2015 | No Comments | In China, Family Story | By Jenn

We have exciting news! (Did the title gave it away?) Our family has been invited to present at the first World Congress on Art Deco to be held in Asia this November! Historic Shanghai will be hosting the event. They are Shanghai’s oldest historic society, founded in 1998 by Tess Johnston, William Patrick Cranley and Tina Kanagaratnam. 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…

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Jan
2014

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In America
China
Family Story

By Gayook

Pay It Forward!

On 13, Jan 2014 | No Comments | In America, China, Family Story | By Gayook

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. And, I find myself equally grateful to be able to give as well as receive. Read more…

China Society of Southern California

On 30, Dec 2013 | No Comments | In China, Family Story | By Jenn

Last year we discovered the China Society of Southern California and have been attending their dinner lectures with several of our friends whom we’ve come to know very well on this family journey of ours. Held in Downtown Chinatown, the lectures are informative, interesting the company is great and the food is good. They have had authors, artists and curators speak on their various specialties. Read more…