Opening: In Search of Roots & Gateway to Gold Mountain Exhibition

Date/日期: January 18, 2008 to March 15, 2008
Exhibition Opening/展覽開幕 Time/時間: 6:00pm to 8:00pm on January 18, 2008
Location/地點: Chinese Culture Center Gallery
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Here in this exhibit 2007’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. You will see their experiences and encounters with water buffalo, long bus rides, towns, villages, cities, and the people of their homeland. You will see how these experiences brought the interns together in their unique quest and also brought them closer to understanding themselves, their family, and their history. 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.

Book of Roots Essays & Stories is now available to order. This book includes the Roots Route Map, the essays by the interns and their trip leader, photographs, media coverages as well as the family trees created by each intern.


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