In Search of Roots - Twelve Personal Journeys Create an Extraodinary Exhibition & Book

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Twelve interns explore their roots and share their extraordinary personal journeys in a book and a public exhibition now on view through March 15 at the Chinese Culture Cemter of San Francisco.

Photographer and cultural expert Frank Jang captured images of the March 1 reception celebrating the debut of the "Book of Roots: Essays and Stories."

The twelve contributors and team leaders journeyed through San Francisco’s Chinatown, the National Archives, and the homes of their ancestral villages in China including 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.

The Book of Roots Essays & Stories is now available to order through the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. 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.

The twelve interns for the 2007 program are Theresa Chan, Derek Emmons, Jasn Jay, Frank Lee, Alan Liu. Sondra Morishima, Byron Chun, Nicole Hsiang, Michael Kwan, Kristina Lim, Annie Ly, and Trisha Quan.

Related:

Chinese Culture Center of SF Official Website
A personal blogger shares her visit to the exhibition

Photographer and cultural expert Frank Jang captured this group portrait of the young contributors and their team leaders at the March 1 reception celebrating the cultural exhibition In Search of Roots & Gateway to Gold Mountain, and debut of the "Book of Roots: Essays and Stories."

The twelve contributors and team leaders journeyed through San Francisco Chinatown, the National Archives, and the homes of their ancestral villages in China including 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.

The Book of Roots Essays & Stories is now available to order through the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. 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.

The twelve interns for the 2007 program are Theresa Chan, Derek Emmons, Jasn Jay, Frank Lee, Alan Liu. Sondra Morishima, Byron Chun, Nicole Hsiang, Michael Kwan, Kristina Lim, Annie Ly, and Trisha Quan.

The In Search of Roots annual program is one of many cultural programs by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. Major sponsors of the In Search of Roots program include Cathay Pacific Airways.

In Search of Roots & Gateway to Gold Mountain Exhibition is open through March 15, 2008

Location: Chinese Culture Center Gallery
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Related:

Chinese Culture Center of SF Official Website

A personal blogger shares her visit to the exhibition