Anna May Wong, born Wong Liu Tsong in 1905 Los Angeles, emerged as a trailblazing figure in Hollywood, becoming the first Asian American movie star. During her four-decade career, Anna May Wong's talent graced over 70 films, television shows, theaters, and radio programs.
This mini-pop-up exhibition will be on display TWO WEEKS ONLY, from from March 1 to March 10, 2024 at our Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension.
Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet who lived approximately 2,300 years ago, was erudite and full of wisdom, noble, and possessed high moral character, refusing to ever wallow in the mire. He fought against all vice and pursued his ideals and political values fiercely in a society that was sunken hopelessly into depravity and degradation.
This long autobiographical poem, consisted of more than 2,470 Chinese characters, is profuse with the light of his spirit that has touched numerous hearts. Historians laud him, men of letters praise him, and everyone exalts him. Many honor him as the father of Chinese romantic poetry. Nobles and commoners alike, throughout China and wherever Chinese are present, celebrate him and his life on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival with zongzi (rice dumpling wrapped with bamboo leaves) and regattas amid the thunderous sound of drums. This has long become one of the most unique festivals in the world. "Li Sao" has been studied and quoted ever since it was composed. Its impact remains immeasurable. In fact, people throughout human history have never stopped their pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty for a moment. We celebrate Qu Yuan and "Li Sao" today to highlight our perennial longing for the inner light that is inherent in each and every soul.
This exhibition is a collaboration between SDCHM and the SDSU CCC. It will run from from March 29, 2024 to August 25, 2024 at the SDCHM Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension.