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July 11: Summer Night 3-Hour Cruise

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Over 100 guests joined Cruise Captain Raymond Lee, Director David K. Lee and Architectural Tour Guide Sheila Chin for a Summer Night 3-hour Cruise on Lake Michigan! Join us next summer for a wonderful chance to enjoy the magnificent Chicago skyline and exciting Navy Pier Fireworks, and benefit the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago at the same time.

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Lecture: Community Treasuress

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The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago will be offering a monthly lecture series in 2012 highlighting the architectural and cultural landmarks of Chinatown. The Saturday afternoon (2 p.m.) lectures are free of charge. Space is limited, so please call 312-949-100 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.

What: Community Treasures: The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Museum and the Ling Long Museum.

When: Saturday, July 21. 2012

Where:  Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center
238 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL  60616

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June 2: From China to Chicago: A Mother/Daughter Journey

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Jian Ping came to the Museum Saturday, June 2, 2012 for a discussion and book signing of Mulberry Child: A Memoir of China and Immigrant Acculturation.


This compelling talk focused on the immigrant journey of author Jian Ping and her experience raising a free-spirited American girl in the U.S. It explored the cultural and generational differences between mother and daughter and the steps they are taking to build their communication and understanding.

Jian Ping grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China, living through the traumatic chaos, hardship and deprivation of the '60s and '70s. After living in America for 20 years, Jian Ping wrote her memoir Mulberry Child in an attempt to connect with her daughter, Lisa. The book has been developed into a feature-length documentary film by Susan Morgon Cooper and narrated by Jacqueline Bisset.


Gala Dinner at Cai: May 19, 2012

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Join us for a gala fundraising dinner for the benefit of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago at Cai Restaurant on May 19.


One Book, One Chicago Discussion: Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Lee

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One Book, One Chicago Discussion: Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Lee

When: Tuesday, April 3 from 6-7pm
Where: WBEZ West Side Bureau, 2531 W. Division St

Event Cost: FREE

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago and the Polish American Museum pair up with WBEZ and Chicago Cultural Alliance for a discussion of this Spring's One Book, One Chicago selection, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Lee. The discussion will focus on the theme of kindness in Lee's work, as well as exploring gifts of kindness through self, family and community.  


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