This coming Saturday, February 24, 2018 I'll be coming to you from Chinatown in the "City by the Bay," San Francisco, California!
Chinese New Year celebrations -including the world-renowned parade in Chinatown- are the largest in North America and the largest outside Asia.
My guest on Conversations will be Ms. Victoria Gerard, Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Orange County, California.
Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace is on exhibit at the Bowers Museum until March 11, 2018. Now is your chance to experience this first-of-its-kind exhibit which was organized through a ground-breaking partnership with the Summer Palace Museum in Beijing. Cixi's role and her life was a multifaceted one -politician, matriarch and connoisseur of various arts. The exhibit reconstructs the matriarch's everyday life in the Summer Palace through four sections and more than 100 objects never before displayed in the USA before.
Check out this article from Voice of America. New China TV debuted this clip through YouTube.
As our celebrations of the Chinese New Year continue we'll feature a special edition of the Weekly Almanac where you'll learn about public celebrations and exhibits of Chinese culture. Check out the Confucius Moment, Chinese Fun Facts and more!
On this show "everything Chinese is all the rage these days." We wouldn't have it any other way.
Tune in this coming Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/ 11:30 p.m. Beijing Time to listen in realtime on 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via audio streaming.
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