1/16/09 – 4/12/09: In Search of Roots Exhibit

Date/日期: January 16, 2009 to April 12, 2009

Exhibition Opening/展覽開幕
Time/時間: 6:30pm to 8:00pm on January 16, 2009
Location/地點: Chinese Culture Center Gallery
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Here in this exhibit 2008’s twelve interns present to you their journey throughout San Francisco’s Chinatown, the National Archives, and the homes of their ancestral villages. Each brought to the program their own personal history – their own life experiences, and their own identities. Each was searching for something different and of course found distinctive answers. More often, however, they found more questions. You will see in this exhibit their journeys through the Pearl River Delta region of the Guangdong Province of China, and through the counties and municipalities of Guangzhou, Foshan, Doumen, Xinhui, Kaiping, and Taishan. Through this exhibit they attempt to express all that they have learned and so far understand through symbols, photographs, artifacts, and writing. To grasp their complex findings it is essential that you do as they have done this past year – stay flexible, suspend judgment, and keep an open mind.

此次展出將爲您呈現2008年12位學員們從舊金山唐人街,直至國家檔案館,以及重返祖先故土的一路旅程。每一位學員通過自己的個人歷史、生活經歷和身世起源構築起了整個尋根計劃。每一位學員不同的追尋目標,勢必將帶來各不相同的答案和視角。然而在許多時候,他們發現了更多未解的疑團。您會發現這些經歷將如何凝聚每一位學員獨特的追根之夢,並幫助他們近距離瞭解自己、家庭以及家族的歷史。此次展出旨在通過各種符號、照片、手工製品以及文字,表達所有學員迄今爲止的所感所想。爲了分享他們曲折的研究成果,您也必須走進他們的世界並感悟他們在過去幾年內所付出的努力——滿懷隨遇而安的心態,保有開放進取的思想。