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…

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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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China Society of Southern California

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…

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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.

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Pictures of Westlake Expo 1929

As I promised in the blog. “Funny Thought of the Week“, here are some pictures of Westlake Expo 1929 of Grandfather’s renderings and actual buildings. I pulled them from the recent 400 page Westlake Expo picture book we acquired from China.

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Funny Thought of the Week…

Westlake Music Hall 1929

We just received a book from China! It’s a large, 400 page hardcover illustrated book with captions in Chinese and English about the Westlake Expo of 1929 recently published. (Thank you to our friend Tongrun!)

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Exciting News!

Westlake Music Hall 1929

We have exciting news! This past week, our friend Jeff Cody returned from Paris where he picked up our first purchase of Liu’s work.  We find it fitting because about a year and a half ago we met Jeff at the Getty Institute, Los Angeles.

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Westlake 1929 to Shanghai Expo 2010

One of the first indications to us that my grandfather played a part in Chinese Modern Architecture was when we first met Kenneth Klein, Head of the USC East Asian Library and Lillian Yang a bibliographer that works closely with him.

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Jingdezhen: Study of Porcelain Design

When Liu Jipiao was a young boy his family lived in Jingdezhen, Kangxi Province- the “Porcelain Capitol” of China.  According to my grandfather, he was fascinated by the process in which the famous porcelain pottery was produced.

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