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.

此次展出將爲您呈現2007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。您將在此次展出中領略到他們所走過的全部旅程,範圍涉及中國廣東珠江三角洲、廣州、佛山、斗門、新會、開平以及臺山等市縣,也將分享他們與水牛嬉戲的經歷、漫長車旅的沿途景致,鄉村、城鎮和城市的獨特風景,以及與故土鄉民的接觸和體驗。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。

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