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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.  


 

Lecture: Green Spaces

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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.

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

May 19 –– Green Spaces: Ping Tom Memorial Park, Hardin Square Park, Sun Yat-Sen Park

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Join award-winning designer Ernie Wong for a lecture about the history and impact of the major green spaces of Chinatown, past and present. Mr. Wong is the principal of Site Design Group Ltd and an active member of the Chinatown community. He received "Chicagoan of the Year" recognition in 2010 from the Chicago Tribune.

Limited space - reservations are suggested and can be made by calling (312) 949-1000 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Please leave your name, phone number, email address and number of people attending.

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Lecture: Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Chinatown

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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 (2pm) lectures are free of charge.

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

January 21 –– Welcome to Chinatown: The Gateway Arch and Nine Dragon Wall, presented by Ian Chin, Vice President and Senior Principal of Wiss Janney Elstner and Associates, Inc, Architects, Engineers and Materials Scientists

February 18 –– Iconic Architecture I: Pui Tak/On Leong Building

March 17–– Iconic Architecture II: Moy's Association Building/Won Kow Restaurant

The Chinese-American Museum is honored to have as our guest speaker Tim Wittman, architectural historian and historic preservationist. Mr. Wittman teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the history and theory of modern architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at Columbia College Chicago. He is also a guide for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and will be the presenter for both the February and March lectures. Please note the later start time in March.

April 21 –– Make No Small Plans: Chinatown Square. This critical mixed-use development, designed by Harry Weese Architects, changed the face of Chinatown on many levels.  Raymond Lee, past president of Chinatown Development Corporation and Jim Himbaugh, also of CDC, will speak about the background,  concept, history, political and financial implications of this important project.

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A Tale of Two Cities, Race, Transnational Migration, and Community in Chicago and St. Louis

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Join the Chinese-American Museum for a presentation and book signing of

Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community since 1870 by Dr. Huping Ling

Saturday, January 7, 2012, 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

RSVP:   Free event - donations are welcome.  Limited space - reservations are required and can be made by
calling (312)949.1000 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Please leave your name, phone number, email address and number of people


A leading scholar in Asian American studies, Executive Editor of Journal of Asian American Studies, author of eleven books and over hundred articles, Professor Huping Ling of Truman State University will present her newly published book Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community since 1870 (Stanford University Press, 2012), from the three Moy brothers in the 1870s to the present Chinese Chicagoland, and in comparison with her earlier book Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community (Temple University Press, 2004), the acclaimed “most comprehensive” and “groundbreaking” work “on Asian American community in the Midwest.” Ling focuses on how race, transnational migration, and community have defined Chinese in Chicago and St. Louis, with special attention to the unique characteristics of Chinese in the two major American Midwestern metropolises.

 

Museum Gala Event: November 11, 2011

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Join us for a Museum Gala Dinner at the Westin Hotel on November 11, 2011!

6pm Reception, 7pm Dinner

At the Westin Hotel, 909 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

For more information, call the Museum, 312/949-1000 or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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