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February 2017
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Free Tai Chi at SDCHM

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Weekly on the same day
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, 404 Third Avenue
San Diego, 92101 United States
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Learn and practice Tai Chi with instructor Herman Li for FREE! Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of the mind and body.

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Chinese Computing and the Future of I.T.

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chuang Archive & Learning Center, 541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Are the 75,000 characters in the Chinese language impediments to the fast-moving nature of modern technology, or are Chinese typists ushering in the future of computing? Award-winning Stanford historian, Dr. Tom Mullaney, will explore these questions through his captivating research of Chinese telegraphs, typewriters and computers. Co-presenter Scott Klemmer, Director of the Design Lab at UC San Diego, will discuss the background of these objects and explain how they relate to language, coding, and the richer ways we communicate and solve problems in the 21st century.

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SDCHM’s 21st Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pearl Chinese Cuisine, 11666 Avena Place
San Diego, 92128 United States
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The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will host our 21st Annual Chinese New Year Banquet on Sunday, February 26, 2017. We will celebrate the Lunar New Year and the beginning of spring with an outdoor reception, live music, dinner, and a surprise performance at Pearl Chinese Cuisine.

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March 2017

Special Lecture: Framing the Art of Political Legitimacy

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chuang Archive & Learning Center, 541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Framing the art of political legitimacy: paintings and propaganda in the Hua Guofeng period, 1976-1977 Presented by special guest lecturer: Matt Wills Special guest lecturer, Matt Wills, will shed light on the propaganda drawings produced to laud Chairman Mao's forgotten successor--Hua Guofeng (华国锋).  The production of these images is conventionally seen as Hua’s attempt to emulate the cult of Mao Zedong, but this view is premised on an incorrect assumption: that Hua propaganda had the same purpose as images of Mao. Paying attention…

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April 2017
$45 - $50

Chinese Tea Tasting Adventure With New York Times Bestselling Author, Lisa See

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, 404 Third Avenue
San Diego, 92101 United States
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The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum has partnered with Adventures by the Book for a Chinese Tea Tasting Adventure with the sensational New York Times bestselling author, Lisa See. Over appetizers and a tasting of traditional Chinese teas, Lisa See will tell us about how she crafted her latest novel and was inspired to interweave the classical culture of tea into the heart of her novel and her characters’ destinies. Includes a hardcover copy of the book, appetizers, tea tasting, donation to The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, author talk, book signing, and the chance to meet the author.

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Special Lecture: The Way of Qigong

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chuang Archive & Learning Center, 541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Learn why many millions of people in the West (including more than 3 million in the U.S.) practice this ancient Taoist healing art. In this dynamic lecture, renowned qigong master Ken Cohen will introduce the healing philosophy of qigong and its connection to the Taoist quest for harmony with nature. By following postural and movement guidelines set by ancient people, we awaken an ancient part of ourselves. We find the spirit of the bear, the tiger, the deer within, and, like them, learn how to sense what nourishes us. Explore cutting edge scientific research that validates qigong’s healing benefits and explains how and why it works. The 60 minute lecture will be followed by a reception and book-signing.

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