Tue Mar 31 2015 7:30 pm thru Tue Mar 31 2015 9:00 pm

Community Engagement

Huan Hsu: Hidden Treasure

at Horchow Auditorium at DMA • Public $20, Friends of the Crow Collection $15, Student $10
When:
Tue Mar 31 2015 7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
Where:
Horchow Auditorium at DMA
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
USA
Cost:
Public $20, Friends of the Crow Collection $15, Student $10
Contact:
DMA Ticket Office214-922-1803Event website

Friends of the Crow Collection please contact membership@dev.crowcollection.org to receive discount code.

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Huan Hsu, a first-generation Chinese-American and award-winning journalist, was raised in Salt Lake City. Armed with mere strands of a family legend, Hsu returns to China to discover the fate of his great-great-grandfather’s long-buried porcelain collection. In the process, he unearths the key to understanding his family’s history over the past one hundred years of Chinese history and comes to terms with his own hyphenated identity.

In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Hsu’s ancestral hometown of Xingang, the family was forced to bury their valuables, including a vast and prized collection of antique porcelain. They then fled on a decades-long trek that would splinter the collection over thousands of miles and countless upheavals. Melding memoir, travelogue, ethnography, and social and political history, The Porcelain Thief takes readers along with Hsu on his journey throughout mainland China and Taiwan, discovering the great-great-grandparents and estranged aunts and uncles he never knew. It provides a personal glimpse into understanding the bloody, tragic, and largely forgotten events that defined Chinese history in the 19th and 20th centuries. Hsu currently teaches creative writing in Amsterdam.

6:30 p.m. Enjoy a tour featuring Asian porcelain at the Crow Collection of Asian Art and the DMA.

Friends of the Crow Collection please contact membership@dev.crowcollection.org to receive discount code.

*In partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art.