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Exhibition Opening: An Exhibit on the Life and Deeds of Dr. Shih-Liang Chien
February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Thursday, Feb. 22, The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will introduce their new exhibit, An Exhibit on the Life & Deeds of Dr. Shih-Liang Chien (1908-1983).
From 2 to 4 p.m., there will be an exhibition opening ceremony which will include a special presentation by Dr. Shien’s son, Dr. Shu Chien on the subject “Father’s Influence on my Life.” The opening celebration will be held at the SDCHM Chuang Archive & Learning Center located at 541 B Second Ave. in downtown San Diego.
Following the opening celebration, guests will be invited to walk down the street to be the first to view the exhibit, located at SDCHM’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension at 328 J St in downtown San Diego.
Members and children enter for free, and general admission is $5.00.
About the Exhibit:
As a part of the Living Legends Series, the SDCHM’s newest exhibition focuses on Dr. Shih-Liang Chien, his family, and their precepts, or family rules for living. Precepts are an important part of Chinese heritage, and Dr. Chien’s family, from the Chien kingdom, has been following these precepts for generations. The Chien family comes from generations of royalty and scholars in China and Taiwan, and the exhibit explores the family tree with many rare artifacts.
One of his sons, Shu Chien, was SDCHM’s first board chair and is now an award-winning professor of bioengineering and medicine at UC San Diego. He was awarded a National Medal of Science by President Obama in 2011 for his pioneering research on the flow of red blood cells. The museum will welcome him on February 22 during the exhibition opening ceremony for a presentation called “Father’s Influence on my Life.”