亚美意识月婚庆文化展览 Asian American Awareness Month Cultural Exhibition

华美协会将与Richland公立图书馆共同主办第五届亚美意识月的文化展览活动。这一届的文化展览的主题是华人婚庆习俗和本地华人婚姻故事。

The 5th Annual Asian American Awareness Month Cultural Exhibition

The Wedding Stories

Exhibition Date: May 2-May 30, 2014

Reception and Cultural Performance: May 17, 2-4pm

Location: Richland Public Library

About This Exhibition

In Chinese tradition, the wedding ritual follows the rites of three books and six etiquettes. From pre-wedding arrangements to actual wedding ceremonies, there are complex customs to follow. This year, the focus of the Asian American Awareness Month will be the Wedding Stories. In this exhibition, we will introduce traditional wedding customs, iconography, symbolism, and aesthetics in Asian culture. Besides artifacts related to wedding ceremonies, this exhibition includes wedding stories gathered from Asian American community members in the Tri-Cities. These real stories will provide vivid examples of how and why the wedding is considered the most important rite of passage in Asian Culture.

This year, with help from the Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Seattle, we are able to display artifacts and dresses made for traditional wedding ceremony. We also thank the Consulate General of China in San Francisco for granting us the right to display informative posters on the introductions to Wedding Traditions. We hope, after this exhibition, you will be able to understand more about the culture and customs of Asian weddings and their symbolic meanings.

The exhibition is from May 2 to May 30, 2014. On May 17, 2-4pm, there will be live performance on traditional Chinese Wedding ceremony, music, dance, hands-on activities, and food at Richland Public Library.

Sincerely,

Shuhong Jiao, President, Tri-Cities Chinese American Association

Yichien Cooper, Guest Curator

This exhibition is hosted and organized by

Tri-Cities Chinese American Association

Richland Public Library

Special thanks to

Consulate General of China in San Francisco

Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Seattle

Tri-City Chinese Language School

Sponsor: Friends of Library, Sakura Restaurant

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