Join the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) to discover the fascinating, hidden meanings in Chinese art and culture. Learn how lion dancing and firecrackers ward off evil spirits and what are the meanings of all the rituals at Chinese weddings and funerals. The presenter will explore and explain all these cultural elements, traditions and rituals in the American context.
About the presenter:
Born in Taiwan with Cantonese parents, David Y. Lei, 李萱頤, has lived in the Bay Area since 1956. He attended public schools and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1972 with a business degree. Lei worked as a social worker in San Francisco’s Chinatown with at-risk youths for many years. He has given various talks on Chinese American history and culture at The Commonwealth Club, California Historical Society, Asian Art Museum, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco Main Library and was a commencement speaker to UC Berkeley's class of 2019 at Memorial Stadium. Lei remains as active in the community as ever, working to introduce sustainable funding models to community-based organizations. He feels that it is imperative to interpret Chinese American history and Chinese art and culture in the American context.
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