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CCC newsletter-Winter 2009

CCC newsletter-Winter 2009

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ChineseCultureCenterNewsletter
TheCenterfortheAdvancementofChineseandChineseAmericanArtandCulture
TheChineseSpringFestivalisComing!
ByJaniceHom
TheYearoftheOx(4708)willstartonJanuary26,2009.AspartoftheChineseNewYearcelebration,theChineseCultureCenterwillholditsannualChineseSpringFestivalduringtheweekendofFebruary7and8attheCenter.ChineseNewYear,knowninChinaastheSpringFestival,isconsideredthemostim-portantofalltraditionalChineseholidays.Traditionally,itbeginsonthefirstdayofthefirstlunarmonthinthelunarcalendarandendsonthe15
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day,knownastheLan-ternFestival.TomatchthethemeofLan-ternFestival,theCenterwillholdalanternriddleprogramatthecelebrationandpeo-plewhosolvelanternriddlewillbere-wardedaprize!Comeandbringyourfamilyandfriendstoviewthenewexhibition"InSearchofRoots2008",aswellasvisitthedifferentartsandcraftsboothsanddemonstrations,includingChineseOperaFacePainting,BrushPaintingandCalligraphyDemonstra-tion,ChinesePuzzleDemonstration,Tradi-tionalChinesePaperCut,andFortuneTell-ing.Inaddition,therewillbeculturalper-
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formancesbothdaysintheauditorium.Startingat12noon,therewillbealiondanceperformanceeachday,followedbyculturalperformances.Thescheduledperformancesare:Saturday,February7,2009
12:00PMLionDance12:15PMAcrobaticperformance12:30PMTaiChi12:45PMChinesedance1:00PMChinesedance1:10PMWuShuperformance1:55PMChinesedance2:00PMInstrumentalmusic2:30PMChinesedance3:00PMInstrumentalmusic
Sunday,February8,2009
12:00PMLionDance/Chinesedances12:30PMInstrumentalmusic12:55PMChinesedance1:00PMInstrumentalmusic1:10PMTaiChi1:30PMChinesedance1:45PMAcrobaticperformance2:00PMInstrumentalmusic2:30PMChineseDances
Wehopetoseeyouthere!
Calendar
January16,2009-April12,2009Exhibition:
In
SearchofRoots2008Location:GalleryAdmission:FreeFebruary7-8,2009SpringFestivalCelebrationTime:12:00-4:00PMLocation:AuditoriumAdmission:FreeFebruary21,2009InSearchofRoots2008PresentationTime:1:OOPMLocation:AuditoriumAdmission:FreeMarch3,2009SpringClassSessionRegistrationStartsMarch27,2009C4-ChineseContemporaryVideo(partnerwithSFACgallery)Location:AuditoriumTime:6:00PMAdmission:FreeJanuary10-April2,2009WinterClassSessionSaturdayMandarinforAdults:Levell,2,3MandarinLearnandPlayforChildrenBrushPaintingCalligraphyTuesdayandThursdayMandarinforAdults:LevellandLevel3MondayandWednesdayMandarinClassforAdults:Level2OngoingClassTraditionalCbenTaijiquanTuesdayandThursday5:45pmto6:45pm
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In
September,agoodfriendcongratulatedmewiththeChinesesaying,
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uponlearningthatIassumedtheexecutivedirectorshipoftheCenter.Thisendearingphrasesimplytranslatesto"anoldhorseknowstheway."Thatsaid,this"oldhorse"wouldliketothankeachandeveryoneofyouwhomade2008anexcitingandproductiveyear.Weareblessedwithyourgenerosity,participa-tion,andsteadfastsupport.2009promisestobeachallengingyearinlightofourde-pressedeconomy.Wearefacedwithre-ducedrevenues.Inthemonthsahead,wewillbeaskingyouforadditionalhelptoweatherusthroughthistoughperiod.Nonetheless,wewillfeaturefourmajorexhibitions:InSearchofRoots,PresentTense:ContemporaryArtaboutChineseYouth,ChineseTea(incollaborationwiththePacificHeritageMuseum),andDoraHsiung'sFiberArt.Additionallywewillcontinueourcinemaseries,withaspecialMarcheventwithAlexTse,ChineseAmericanfilmmakerandscreenwriteroftheupcomingWarnerBrothersmovie,
Watch-men.
Pleasejoinusonseveralupcomingevents:January16-openingofthe
InSearchofRoots
exhibitionJanuary21-CHOW(ChinatownOnWednesdays)sponsoredbytheMayor'sOfficeFebruary7and8-SpringFestivalFebruary21-Presentationbyinternsofthe
InSearchofRoots
program
In
MayandSeptember,weareco-sponsoringtwohighereducationfairstoassistlimitedandnon-Englishspeakingparentsandtheirhighschoolchildrenonhowtogetintocol-legesanduniversities.EducationhasalwaysbeenanimportantChinesevalue.Weareexcitedtobepartofthiseffort.Pleasevisitourwebsitewww.c-c-c.orgforthelatestupdatesonourevents.Anotherexcitingbitofnewsforyou:theCenterplanstoexpandthe
InSearchofRoots
programforadultsover27yearsofage.Thecurrentprogramfocusesonyouthbetween17and27.ThefirstgroupwilltraveleitherintheSpringorFall,con-centratingonindividualswithancestralrootsintheTaishan(Toisan)andKaiping(Hoiping)areasinthePearlRiverDeltaRe-gionofGuangdongProvince.Additionally,thegroupwillvisitMeilingPass,andZhu-jixiang,theTangDynastyandSongDynastyhistoricplaceswherethemajorityoftheearlyCantonesespeakingsettlerscamefrom.Ifyouareinterestedinbeingpartofthisprogram,pleaseapplythroughourwebsiteatwww.c-c-c.org,
2008
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SearchofRoots
Inthisnewsletteryouwillfindthejoban-nouncementforthepositionofexecutivedi-rectoroftheCenter.
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ismyintentiontoserveastheexecutivedirectoruntiltheBoardfmdsapermanentappointmentandtoensureaseamlessandsmoothtransition.Meanwhile,this"oldhorse"wisheseachoneofyouandyourlovedonescontinuedgoodhealth,love,happiness,peace,andprosperityduringtheholidayseasonandthroughout2009andtheChineseNewYearoftheOx(4707).ExecutiveDirectorAlbertCheng
 
Fundraising3
CCC'sDonorSpotlight:TigerWong
ByRuthYoungTigerWongwasateenagergrowingupintheearly1960sinChinatownwhenhefirstheardabouttheChineseCultureCenter.AsWongstartedworkinginChinatownduringtheearly80stomid-90s,hetriedtogetapictureofwhatorganizationsinChinatownweredo-ing.Oneoftheorganizationshetrulybe-gantogettoknowwastheCenter.Hesays,"IrealizedthatthemissionoftheCenterisalinktoourpast."Wongsaysthe
InSearchofRoots
program,whichbringsChi-neseAmericanyouthbacktoChinatoexploretheirancestry,isagreatexample.Heisgladthattheprogrambringsfuturegenerationsclosertotheirpastbyteachingthem"abouttheirrootsandhowtheylivedandthehard-ships."WongsaysoneofthemainreasonshehasbeenalonganddedicatedsupporteroftheCenteristhat"theCultureCenterhadadeeppurposetoenrichfuturegenerationsandpeo-plewhodonotfullyunderstandChinesehis-tory."Inreturn,
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wasajoytoseeyoungerkidsgoingbacktoseetheirroots,"Wongsays.HebelievesitisimportanttoensuretheCenterhasthefmancialmeanstobeviableforyearstocome.WongrecognizesthattheclassesofferedattheCenter,suchastheMan-darinclasses,benefitthecommunityatlargeandheisgladthattheCenter'sgalleryisaplacetoviewlocalartistsintown.Wong,whoisconfidentinthefutureoftheCenter,says,"TheCenter'sBoardisstrong,theyknowwhichdirectiontheywanttotaketheCenter."WhenaskedabouthishopesfortheCenter,Wongreplies,"IhopewestillcontinuethemissionoftheCentertoreachouttothecommunityatlarge.ThereisarichChineseculturewemustpreserve.Ifwedon't,weloseit."
CelebratingaSuccessfulHarmony
&
Bliss2008
ByLenoraKwokTheeventwassoldout.Theroomwassetinblack,copperandredwithvariedcoloredpotteryaccents.Thechampagnechilledandreadiedforservingaswerethe6magnificentwine-pairedcoursessuchastheThaiGreenCurrySeafoodSoup,RoastSoyHoisinPorkMedallionswithSweetChileGingerGlaze.ThreehundredandtenelegantlydressedmenandwomenbravedthedrivingrainandwindtojointheeveningofHarmonyandBliss2008,thesignaturefundraisingeventfortheChineseCultureCenterheldNovember1stattheHiltonFinancialDistrict.Over500volunteerhours,countlessstaffhoursandtheimmeasurablyappreciatedsup-portofourcommunitymeldedtocreateyetanothersuccessfuleventthatraisedfundstosupporttheongoingeffortsoftheChineseCultureCenter.DeepgratitudeisgiventotheEvonCorporation,theHiltonFinancialDis-trict,UnitedCommercialBank,UnionBankofCalifornia,Macy's,CathayPacificAir-ways,WellsFargoBank,Dr.&Mrs.RollandLowe,DanandIreneRiley,Atherton
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vestmentGroup-MarjorieQuon,Dr.&Mrs.EricLeung,MichaelLee,HimMarkandLauraLai,thealumniofthe
InSearchofRoots
Program,manyindividualdonorsandeachofyouthatattendedandsupportedHarmonyandBliss2008.Yourcontinuedsupport,sacrificeandgivingaretheheartofourcollectiveeffortstopreserveandsharecultureforourselves,ourchildrenandthebroadercommunity.AThousandThankYous!

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