JHF Culture Talks

Shadow Play and Woodblock New Year Painting

J&H Foundation invited Qingdao artists Lu Han and Cui Peng to visit the Bay Area and held a production performance in the auditorium of Heluo Medical University in Sunnyvale on September 26, 2017. Many parents and children participated. Children are also playing with shadow puppets, making woodblock New Year pictures, and experiencing Chinese traditional culture firsthand.

Cui Peng and his mother started a Big-Mouth shadow puppet class in Qingdao and also held shadow puppet classes in many local primary schools. She pointed out that shadow play has a history of more than one thousand years in Chinese literature and history. Shadow play is the most unrestricted performance mode. Shadow puppets can kill characters in the play, turn people into animals, and easily switch between water and land and other scenes.

Lu Han, president of the Qingdao Handicraft Association, said that woodblock New Year pictures are ancient Chinese printing methods. Engrave the icons of the God of Fortune, God of Wealth, and Kitchen God on wooden boards and transfer them to paper. In the traditional era, every household will post woodblock New Year pictures at the door for safe wealth and success. He demonstrated how to make a woodcut New Year picture of the God of Wealth. The two artists have visited schools and museums in many cities in the United States, hoping to share these two Chinese classical arts throughout the United States.

Qi for a Happy Living Home

Master of I Jing Dong Yilin, born in the hometown of Confucius and Mencius, grew up in a family of I Ching. He is good at geomancy, architectural geomancy, numerology and naming. "One yin and one yang is Tao, and the people don't know it every day." The Book of Changes exists in daily life and is not as difficult as imagined. Mr. Dong Yilin will explain the Book of Changes to friends from all perspectives of life in a simple way, expounding the relationship between Feng Shui, destiny and you.

Legal Considerations for Ownership of Real Estate

In this lecture, J&H Foundation invited Michael Lee and Li Xiaowei, both are Attorney at Law from Rui Attorneys, a Silicon Valley Law Firm, to give lectures on the various situations and legal regulations that we will face when investing in real estate. Rui Attorneys specializes in company formation, commercial disputes, real estate sales/disputes, civil litigation, probate... and other businesses. Rui's clients include individuals, local companies, commercial banks, or small and medium-sized U.S. and Chinese multinational companies. Both attorneys have many years of practical experiences.

Tea Dao

"The Tea Ceremony, Tea Art, Tea Culture (The Tea Ceremony, Tea Art, Tea Culture)" lecture was held on March 19, 2017 at Los Altos Library, Los Altos, CA Lecture Hall. It is a rare tea Tea culture feast.

Add More Humor to Your Life

J & H Foundation hosted a free Art and Culture Seminar on June 24, 2017 (Saturday), and specially invited the famous humorous writer Lingyao Wu to give a lecture: Add More Humor To Your Life. The location is: Cupertino Quinlan Community Center. "Life in humor" will keep you laughing every minute from the beginning to the end.

A Cozy Conversation with Artist Wang Yao Jin

Wang Yuejin, American calligraphy artist. Mr. Wang Yuejin will use different art forms such as traditional calligraphy, hollow calligraphy, paper-cutting art, recitations and speeches to explain his Xinlu journey of artistic pursuit to the audience in the Bay Area. The Great World Guinness Records, with 3,180 graphic snowflake paper-cuts created in multiple languages, set a world record in the "World Record Association Records".