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Smith Lecture Video

On 05, May 2014 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Jenn

So as promised here is the link below to the Smith Lecture Video on April 12, 2014. It’s a Google Doc link as the file is too big to upload. There is a short introduction by Fu Ji about the exhibit and overall project and then I’m on. Joan Lebold Cohen follows giving a very interesting talk  Read more…

Lecture Accomplished!

On 14, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Jenn

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! Read more…

First Generation of Chinese Artists in Paris

On 08, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Jenn

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. Read more…

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Happy Birthday Mom!

On 29, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In Family Story | By Jenn

I’m sitting at my computer just wanting to go back to sleep. I’ve been pretty sick this past week. I was going to let the blog go and take a nap but then I realized that Gayook’s birthday is this Tuesday the 25th and I couldn’t let that go by without some sort of acknowledgement to her life and what she means to me. Read more…

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Jennifer’s First Official Lecture!

On 17, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In America, Family Story | By Gayook

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 the nest! Again! 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…

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One Year Anniversary!

On 24, Feb 2014 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

It’s hard to believe it’s our one year anniversary!  A year has past since Jennifer designed and launched this blog as a commemoration to my father’s artwork. She also wanted to have it up and running prior to our first trip to Paris, February 2013. There, we attended Jeff Cody’s presentation of my father’s work, the first since our family’s escape from China to the United States in 1947. 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…

A Friend Comes to Visit…

On 10, Feb 2014 | No Comments | In America, Family Story | By Jenn

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 and her mother who negotiated the sale of the 1929 China Traveler issues we recently purchased.  Read more…

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Happy Chinese New Year

On 27, Jan 2014 | No Comments | In America, Family Story | By Gayook

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 the Horse is a time for all people to go forward confidently in the direction of their goals and dreams, just as the horse gallops at top speed toward its destination. Read more…