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2017

Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce launch
February 22, 2017

A sold out crowd attended the launch of the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Su He, Grace Wang, Kim Kirkendall, Antony Yen, Eddie Ni, Dr. Yan Hu and Xuhong Zhang

Su He, Grace Wang, Kim Kirkendall, Anthony Yen,
Eddie Ni, Dr. Yan Hu and Xuhong Zhang


See photos and videos of the Cleveland Chinese Chamber launch event


Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University Chinese New Year
February 4, 2017

The Confucius Institute hosted a celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday February 4, 2017. 15 performers showcased various aspects of Chinese culture such as music, dance and martial arts.

Young girls at celebration of Chinese New Year


See photos and videos of the Chinese New Year performances


Chinese Food
January 10, 2017

The Cleveland Food Adventurers travelled to China via The Pearl Asian Kitchen. Chef Rose Wong prepared a special menu anticipating the upcoming Chinese New Tear celebration for the 50 adventurers.

Chef Wong told of the 5 different flavors of Chinese food and how the food varies in different parts (North, South, etc.) of China. Chef Wong also told of some of the colorful names of Chinese food that come from pronunciation, legend and superstitions. For example, the dish called Ants climbing tree is basically ground beef or pork over fried vermicelli. Field Chicken is really frogs. Spring rolls are lucky because they look like gold bars. Glutinous rice is good for family unity.

Speakers and Dignitariies

Speakers and Dignitariies at The Pearl


Photos and videos of the Adventure to China via The Pearl


Chinese Cultural Garden and Confucius Institute
January 10, 2017

Anthony Yen and Dr. Wang Yunmei spoke about the Chinese Garden, part of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and emphasized the importance of teachers who are honored in the Chinese Garden each year. They also spoke about the huge 7.5 ton granite Confucius statue and the male and female lion statues which protect the Chinese Garden.

Dr. Yan Yan Xu, director of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University and Professor Xuhong Zhang, Associate Director of the Confucius Institute spoke about the many important works of the Confucius Institute including Chinese New Year's celebrations and scholarships.

Anthony Yen, Professor Xuhong Zhang and Dr. Xu

Anthony Yen, Professor Xuhong Zhang and Dr. Yan Yan Xu


Photos and videos of the presentations


Mandarin and Cantonese Languages
January 10, 2017

Luling Li teaches Chinese language at Shaker Heights High School. She taught some basic Chinese phrases to a group at The Pearl Asian Kitchen and explained about Mandarin and Cantonese dialects.

Luling Li and Rose Wong

Luling Li and Rose Wong


Photos and videos of the presentations


Chines Mathematics, Abacus and Tangram Puzzle
January 10, 2017

Dan Hanson told some basics about Chinese mathematics and the Chinese abacus which is able to do hexadecimal calculation as opposed to abacuses from other countries.

He also showed the popular Tangram puzzle.

Photos and videos of the presentation


2016

Cleveland Chinese community at Cleveland Multicultural Event

The Cleveland Chinese Community was represented at the 7th annual International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) holiday party on December 14, 2016.

120 people participated in the fashion show and each walked the runway to music from their country. Click on the white arrow to watch the short video of the Chinese models Mei Luo and Lu Wang.



Mei Luo and Lu Wang

Mei Luo and Lu Wang

Mei Luo and Lu Wang

Mei Luo and Lu Wang

Mei Luo and Lu Wang

See more from the 2016 International Fashion Show


Health Disparities in Asian Populations
November 10, 2016

Margaret Wong and Associates and Case Western Reserve University joined together to create an evening reception to promote health, education, and awareness to the Asian community in Cleveland. The event featured an educational seminar by Li Li, MD PhD, Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor and Director. Dr. Li spoke about Acculturation and Health Disparities in Asian Population.

Dr. Li Li explaining health disparities

Li Li, MD, PhD speaking on Asian Health

Photos and videos of Dr. Li's presentation on Asian Health


Healthy Asian Cooking by Rose Wong
November 10, 2016

Rose Wong founded Pearl of the Orient restaurant in 1978. It was the first to offer Northern and Szechuan cuisine in Cleveland Ohio and continues to be a favorite among Chinese food cognoscenti.

Rose created two healthy dishes and answered questions about woks, soy sauce, MSG and more.

Rose Wong with Ginger Root

Rose Wong with Ginger Root

Photos and videos of Rose Wong's cooking demonstration


Chinese Cultural Garden at One World Day
August 28, 2016

The Chinese Cultural Garden participated in the 71st annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. They had many activities including marching in the annual Parade of Flags, the annual Planting of a Tree to honor teachers, the OCA Dragon Dance team, acrobatic and dance performances and the Passport to Peace program which shared Chinese culture with the many visitors to the Garden.

Parade of Flags - Chinese Garden


Anthony Yen in front of Confucius


OCA Dragon Dance


See more from the Chinese Cultural Garden on One World Day


Cleveland's Asian Immigrant Communities
August 10, 2016

On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Global Cleveland hosted a panel discussion at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage titled: Begin the Conversation: Cleveland's Immigrant Communities Today: Pan-Asian Community.

Four members of the Cleveland Asian community spoke and answered questions from moderator Jeffery Allen: Gia Hoa Ryan who came to the US from her native Vietnam in 1971, Asim Datta who came from India, Johnny Wu who has lived in Panama, Taiwan and other places and represented the Chinese community and Nupur Goel who is in the 11th Grade at Gilmour Academy. Her parents emigrated from India 20+ years ago.

Jeffery Allen, Asim Datta, Nupur Goel, Johnny Wu and Gia Hoa Ryan

Jeffery Allen, Asim Datta, Nupur Goel, Johnny Wu and Gia Hoa Ryan


Photos/videos of the Asian community panel

Here is a sample video of Johnny Wu speaking about being stereotyped as Asian even though he was born in Panama and speaks English, Spanish and Chinese in that order.




Pittsburgh Chinese School at 2016 Cleveland Asian Festival

Young ladies from the Pittsburgh Chinese School performed traditional Chinese dances in beautiful costumes at the 2016 Cleveland Asian Festival.

A young lady from the Pittsburgh Chinese School performed a flute solo

Photos and more from the Pittsburgh Chinese School performance.


Kwan Family Lion Dance at 2016 Cleveland Asian Festival

The Kwan Family Lion Dance Team kicked off the 2016 Cleveland Asian Festival.

Kwan Family Lion Dance Team

Photos and video from the Kwan Family Lion Dance performance.


Silent Poetry: Masterworks of Chinese Painting at Cleveland Museum of Art

Until Sunday April 24,2016 visitors can see the Silent Poetry: Masterworks of Chinese Painting at the Cleveland Museum of Art in the Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery | Gallery 011.

Drawn from the Cleveland Museum of Artís renowned collection of Chinese paintings and in celebration of the museumís 100th anniversary in 2016, this small but potent exhibition features ten masterworks of Chinese art. A fine assemblage in various subjects and styles, spanning from the Song to the Qing dynasties, provides a visual feast: all are rare treasures and iconic works.

Silent Poetry: Masterworks of Chinese Painting at Cleveland Museum of Art

Photos and more from the Silent Poetry: Masterworks of Chinese Painting at Cleveland Museum of Art


2015

Traditional Chinese Clothing

A highlight of the 6th annual Holiday Celebration of Cleveland's Diversity held in the atrium of the Global Center for Health Innovation in the Cleveland Convention Center by the International Community Council-Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) was the multicultural fashion show.

1.Nadia Asif -(black silk dress with a chrysanthemums is a symbol of prosperity)

2. Yan Yu*- red silk dress with plum blossoms- a symbol for strength

3. Allen Liew (male)- a traditional Chinese jacket with gold inlay, which symbolizes royalty. The symbols on the jacket meant-"good fortune" and bats which also symbolizes a good fortune.

4. Xiaoli Zhang* -gold dress with butterfly- as a symbol of love.

5. Sibley Strader - costume for the Mood Goddess; it is believed that if you look up at the full moon during the Chinese mid-Autumn Festival you'll see the Moon Goddess with rabbit on it.

6. Han Wang* -red silk dress with a bamboo- a symbol for a scholar

*Yan, Xiaoli and Han-are exchange students and this is their first time being in the USA

Fashion of China

Fashion of China

Fashion of China

Fashion of China

Fashion of China

Fashion of China

Fashion of China

Videos and photos of the International Fashion Show


Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association at Cleveland Museum of Art International Community Day

On October 4, 2015 the Cleveland Museum of Art hosted its annual International Cleveland Community Day in the Ames Family Atrium.

The Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association (CCCCA) performed traditional dances.

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association (CCCCA)  dancers

CCCCA Dancers


See more Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association at Art Museum


Chinese Fashion at Cleveland Museum of Art International Community Day

On October 4, 2015 the Cleveland Museum of Art hosted its annual International Cleveland Community Day in the Ames Family Atrium. The International Community Council -Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) put on an International Fashion Show at the event.

Flora Mark from Cleveland's Chinese community explained her clothing to Ken Kovach of ICC-WIN. She wore a Cheongsam which means long clothes in the Cantonese dialect. It is a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress.

Flora Mark in Chinese Cheongsam

Flora Mark



Flora Mark in Chinese Cheongsam



Great Wall Enrichment Center at Cleveland Museum of Art International Community Day

On October 4, 2015 the Cleveland Museum of Art hosted its annual International Cleveland Community Day in the Ames Family Atrium.

The Great Wall Enrichment Center performed dances and martial arts routines.



See more Great Wall Enrichment Center at Art Museum


Young Athletes from China at Continental Cup in Cleveland

The Continental Cup, put on by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, is now in its 10th year and the 2015 event had 3300 athletes from 11 countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Mongolia, China, Bermuda, China, Colombia, Canada, Brazil, Nepal and Greece.

Parade of Athletes from China at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Continental Cup in Cleveland Ohio

Young Athletes from China at Continental Cup in Cleveland


See more of the Chinese athletes and others


Chinese Lunar New Year by Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University, Asian Services In Action, Inc., the Chinese American Faculty & Staff Association, Cleveland Asian Festival, the Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association, the Chinese Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association, the Cleveland Public Library, Media Design Imaging, OCA Cleveland Chapter, and Westlake Chinese School gathered together for a celebration of the Lunar New Year.

Fashion at Chinese Lunar New Year at CSU


Photos and Videos from Lunar New Year at CSU


2014

Chinese Fashion at Cleveland Multicultural Event

Representatives from the Chinese community participated in the International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network's (ICC-WIN) 5th annual multicultural holiday celebration at the Global Center for Health Innovation in the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland Ohio. They modeled Chinese costumes at the International Fashion Show which featured traditional costumes of dozens of countries.

Fashions of China

Fashion of China


Photos and videos of the International Fashion Show


Chinese at Cleveland Asian Catholic Gathering

About 1000 people celebrated the Annual Mass and Gathering on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 12 noon at St. Clarence Church. This is the 17th year the event was hosted by the Asian Ministry of the Diocese of Cleveland. It was an afternoon of family celebration of Asian culture and spirituality beginning with the celebration of the Mass with the Most Rev. Roger W Gries, OSB along with priests from the different Asian Catholic communities.

The cultural and ethnic diversity of the Asian Catholic communities assembled at the Mass was reflected throughout the celebration. Members of the various Asian communities came together with their own traditions, dressed in colorful ethnic clothes: shimmering saris, kimonos, karawangs, hanboks, barongs, and ao dai. The entrance procession included Vietnamese drums. During the Mass there was an incense ceremony by the Vietnamese, and the Indian aarti. Hymns were sung by the choirs in various Asian languages: Tagalog (Filipino), Korean, Vietnamese and Hindi (Indian). The readings and the prayers of the faithful were also said in various Asian languages.

Rosa Lee playing the guzheng

Rosa Lee playing the guzheng at Asian Catholic Mass

Chinese Catholic Community banner


2 pages of photos and videos of the Asian Catholic Gathering


New Confucius Statue

Cleveland Chinese Cultural Garden
October 3, 2014

Over the years there has been damage to the pedestal and statue of Confucius in the Chinese Cultural Garden in Cleveland. A new granite pedestal and larger-than-life statue of Confucius were installed on Friday October 3, 2014.

Anthony Yen with New Confucius Statue Cleveland Chinese Cultural Garden


See more from the new Confucius statue placement.


Honoring Teachers by Planting a Tree

Cleveland Chinese Cultural Garden
September 17, 2014

Each year members of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University and representatives of the Cleveland Chinese community gather at the Chinese Cultural Garden in Cleveland Ohio and plant a cherry tree. They plant the tree on Confucius' birthday to honor teachers.

Elizabeth Miller, Lisa Wong and Anthony Yen plant tree in Chinese Cultural Garden

Elizabeth Miller, Lisa Wong and Anthony Yen
plant a tree in Chinese Cultural Garden


See more from the ceremony including lessons from Confucius.


In memory of Dr. Sui Yen Wang

Josianne and Anthony Yen plant a tree in the Chinese Cultural Garden in memory of his late sister Dr. Sui Yen Wang

Josianne and Anthony Yen plant a tree


Chinese Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Have you visited the Chinese Cultural Garden lately?

Confucius Statue in Chinese Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Confucius Statue in Chinese Cultural Garden in Cleveland


Here are some more photos to whet your appetite.


Cleveland Chinese Benevolent Association Picnic

The Cleveland Chinese Benevolent Association Picnic held their annual picnic at Edgewater Park on Sunday July 13, 2014.

Arthur Chu and Lisa Wong

Arthur Chu and Lisa Wong


More from the picnic


Asian Heritage Day Celebration

Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
May 28, 2014
The City of Cleveland Community Relations Board, led by Asian Liaison Chia-Min Chen, hosted an Asian Heritage Day Celebration on May 28, 2014 in the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda.

Over 60 Asian community groups and organizations participated. Chia-Min Chen called them up to the stage one at a time and each gave an elevator speech explaining their organization. The following Chinese groups were represented:

  • Asian Evergreen Housing Corporation

  • Chinese Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association

  • Cleveland Chinatown Development Corporation

  • Cleveland Chinese Benevolent Association

  • Cleveland Chinese Senior Citizens Association

  • Chinese Academy of Cleveland

  • Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

  • Formosan Association of Public Affairs

  • Hmong Community of Cleveland, Akron and Northeast Ohio

  • North American Taiwanese Medical Association

  • Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese

  • On Leong Chinese Merchants Association

  • Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland

  • Taiwanese Student Association from CASE

  • Taiwanese Student Association from Cleveland State University

  • Westlake Chinese School

Learn more about the Chinese organizations (and the other Asian groups) including photos and videos of the group leaders at the Asian Organizations in Cleveland pages.


Dr. Sun Yat-sen statue unveiled

A delegation from Zhongshan, China visited sister city Cleveland Ohio and presented the city with a gift - a bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the first president and founding father of the Republic of China.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the first president and founding father of the Republic of China, visited Cleveland during his exile years in the United States. The statue resides at the Emperor's Palace in Cleveland's Chinatown neighborhood on Rockwell.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen

Dr. Sun Yat-sen

Dr. Sun Yat-sen statue unveiling


Zhongshan delegation at Emperor's Palace

A delegation from Zhongshan, China visited sister city Cleveland Ohio and presented the city with a gift - a bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the first president and founding father of the Republic of China. At the reception following the unveiling, Cleveland councilmen Brian Cummings, Jeff Johnson and TJ Dow presented a proclamation to Han Zesheng, President of the Zhongshan Public Diplomacy Association.

Margaret Wong and Han Zesheng

Margaret Wong and Han Zesheng

Zhongshan, China delegation at Emperor's Palace


Zhong Shan Merchants grand opening

Group posing at Zhong Shan Merchants grand opening

Zhong Shan Merchants grand opening


Chinese Zodiac animal statues in Chinatown

The Zhong Shan Merchants located at 2156 Rockwell Ave. in Cleveland's Old Chinatown have erected stone statues depicting the 12 animal characters of the Chinese Zodiac.

Chinese Zodiac animal in Cleveland's Chinatown

See all 12 of the Chinese Zodiac Animal Statues


Musical Journey along the Silk Road - Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Yazhi Guo is a Chinese musician best known for his invention of the suona with a removable reed. Guo served as principal suona performer for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra from 1999 to 2011. Guo won a Hong Kong Arts Development Award for Best Artist (Music) in 2012.

He performed at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for the Traveling the Silk Road exhibit and explained and demonstrated various ancient Chinese horns and reed instruments.

Yazhi Guo

Chinese horn virtuoso Yazhi Guo




More from the Museum performance


Dragon and Tang Dances at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Dragon Dance Club performed at the Traveling the Silk Road exhibition grand opening at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

OCA Dragon Dance Club at Cleveland Museum of Natural History


More from the Dragon Dance

Yin Tang also performed in a classic Tang Dynasty costume.

Yin Tang performing Chinese Dance at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's opening celebration event for the Traveling the Silk Road exhibit


More from Yin Tang's performance

Jianping Zhu, Dr. Evalyn Gates, Anthony Yen and Hang Zhou

Jianping Zhu, Dr. Evalyn Gates,
Anthony Yen and Haigang Zhou


More from the Silk Road exhibit and event


CSU Confucius Institute Chinese New Year Gala - China Welcomes Spring

The Confucius Institute at CSU was established in August 2008 and is a partnership between Cleveland State University, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (the "Hanban"), and Beijing's Capital University of Economics and Business.

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Confucius Institute hosted the Northeast Normal University Art Troupe for a presentation of "China Welcomes Spring," a collection of modern and traditional dances, art, music, martial arts, calligraphy, and painting.

CSU Confucius Institute and Northeast Normal University Art Troupe


3 pages of photos and more from China Welcomes Spring


Organization of Chinese Americans Cleveland Chapter Inauguration Reception

Organization of Chinese Americans is a national organization whose stated mission is to advance the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) in the United States. The 2014 Inauguration of the new officers of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Cleveland Chapter was held in the offices of Margaret W. Wong on February 8, 2014.

Besides the induction of new officers, the event included speeches (Mayor Jackson, Margaret Wong, OCA National president Sharon Wong and others), presentations about OCA activities and some terrific cultural performances.

Margaret Wong, Mayor Jackson, Sharon Wong and Lisa Wong

Margaret Wong, Mayor Jackson, Sharon Wong and Lisa Wong


Paj Twag Tshiab Hmong Dance (Blooming Flower)

Paj Twag Tshiab (Blooming Flower) Hmong Dancers


5 pages of photos and videos from the OCA event begin here


2013

Young ladies from the Great Wall Enrichment Center of Cleveland performed a traditional Chinese dance called Moonlight at the 4th annual Worldwide Intercultural Network (WIN) holiday celebration of global diversity at the Ariel International Center in Cleveland.

Great Wall Enrichment Center of Cleveland dancers



Great Wall Enrichment Center of Cleveland dancers


See other performances and more from the WIN celebration


Beijing Sea-Dream Art Troupe

Presented by the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University
October 5, 2013

The Beijing Sea-Dream Art Troupe provided "cultural and artistic performances celebrating and expressing Chinese traditional ethnic culture including vocal and instrumental music, opera, drama, and dance" at a special performance on October 5, 2013. Their appearance in Cleveland was sponsored by the Confucius Institute, Cleveland State University, and the Confucius Institute headquarters in China.

The ensemble was created by the Beijing Haidian district Culture Commission. The official mission of the group is "to promote national culture, disseminate elegant arts."

In addition to a fabulous assortment of artistic styles the costume were of rich, vibrant colors creating exactly the mood the accompanying music demanded.

The Waterfall of Everwhite Mountain by Beijing Sea-Dream Art Troupe

The Waterfall of Everwhite Mountain by Beijing Sea-Dream Art Troupe


See photos and videos of the entire performance.


Anthony Yen Day

Cleveland Ohio
October 5, 2013

October 5, 2013 was proclaimed Anthony Yen Day in the city of Cleveland Ohio in honor of his 81st birthday.

Anthony Yen and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Anthony Yen and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson


See more of Anthony Yen Day


2013 Cleveland Asian Festival


May 18-19, 2013

The 4th annual Cleveland Asian Festival attracted 38,380 attendees over the weekend of May 18-19, 2013. They spent over $2 million in the AsiaTown neighborhood. There were dozens of performances from local, regional, and national performing groups including headliner Cheesa from NBC's The Voice.

People enjoyed Asian cuisine from over 20 different restaurants and shopping in the World Market which was filled with merchants of Asian themed products while sponsors had informational displays at their tent.

10 pages of photos and videos of the Cleveland Asian Festival

Girls in costume



Colorful China program

April 27, 2013

Students from South Central University for Nationalities in Hubei province's capital Wuhan performed music,dance, martial arts and more representing Colorful China at the Colorful China program to benefit the Sichuan Earthquake Relief. They performed at Cleveland State University and sponsored by the Confucius Institute at CSU.



See all the Colorful China performances.


Johnny Wu keynote speech - Being Different

Culture Shock at Tri-C West
April 18, 2013

Cuyahoga Community College West and the Parma City School District presented the annual Culture Shock on April 18, 2013. The event included tables representing various nationalities and cultures as well as multi-cultural performances. Award Winning Filmmaker Johnny Wu was the keynote speaker.

Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu


Photos and videos from the Culture Shock keynote


Xin NiŠn Kuŗi LŤ
Happy New Year


Johnny Wu, President of the Organization of Chinese Americans - Cleveland Chapter and co-founder of the Cleveland Asian Festival, explains the Year of the Snake and how to say Happy New Year in Mandarin at a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Cleveland's AsiaTown.




Chinese New Year at Asia Plaza and Asian Town Center
February 9, 2013

The Year of the Snake was celebrated throughout Asia Town in Cleveland with day-long celebrations. Music, dance, Martial Arts, food, vendors, groups and, of course, a Lion Dance, were part of the festivities.

Yin Tang

Yin Tang at Asia Plaza



2012

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association
Opening of Ames Family Atrium in Cleveland Museum of Art
October 28, 2012

The many different cultural performances were a highlight of the grand opening of the Ames Family Atrium in the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday October 28, 2012.

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association (CCCCA) Choir

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association (CCCCA) Choir


Chinese Cultural Garden table

Chinese Cultural Garden table at Art Museum event



Yang Wenlong Vice Mayor of Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China
Emperor's Palace Ribbon Cutting
2136 Rockwell Ave. in Cleveland's Chinatown
October 1, 2012

The Emperor's Palace restaurant opened on Rockwell with a ribbon cutting and lion dance. The opening celebration was particularly special because it coincided with a visit from Yang Wenlong, Vice Mayor of Zhongshan Municipal People's Government, He Yifang, Deputy Secretary General of Zhongshan Municipal People's Government and members of their delegation, Xie Junjie, Huang Shihang and Chen Li E from Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China.

 Yang Wenlong, Vice Mayor of Zhongshan Municipal People's Government with Donna Hom

Yang Wenlong, Vice Mayor of Zhongshan Municipal People's Government
with Donna Hom



Faces of Chinatown
Cleveland Chinatown Photography and Oral History Project
Asian Town Center
September 14, 2012
This exhibit captured portions of the immigrant's history from old family photos and documents to newspaper images to glimpses into today's family activities.

Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong at the opening reception



Demi Zhang and Bing Xu
ClevelandPeople.Com International Pavilion
September 3, 2012

Demi Zhang played the 21 string Chinese zither (guzheng) accompanied by her mother Bing Xu at the ClevelandPeople.Com International Pavilion at Ohio's Celtic and International Festival.

Demi Zhang plays the 21 string Chinese zither (guzheng) and her mother Bing Xu sings

Bing Xu and Demi Zhang



Yin Tang and CCCCA Dancers
ClevelandPeople.Com International Pavilion
September 2, 2012

Yin Tang and stundets from the Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed at the ClevelandPeople.Com International Pavilion at Ohio's Celtic and International Festival.

Dance from Northwest China nicknamed the Tambourine Dance

CCCCA Dancers



Chinese Cultural Garden marched at One World Day
One World Day, Cleveland Cultural Gardens
August 26,2012

Chinese Garden at One World Day

Chinese Garden marchers at One World Day



Great Wall Chinese Martial Arts Group
One World Day, Cleveland Cultural Gardens
August 26,2012

Kung Fu Martial Arts demonstration from the Great Wall Chinese Martial Arts Group at One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Kung Fu Martial Arts demonstration from the Great Wall Chinese Martial Arts Group at One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Great Wall Chinese Martial Arts Group at One World Day



Chinese Ambassador in Cleveland
Consul General of People's Republic of China in New York Sun Guoxiang
NEO International Business Network
July 26,2012
Growing Business between Northeast Ohio and China

Ye-Fan Glavin, Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, Anthony Yen and Canton Mayor William Healey II

Ye-Fan Glavin, Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, Anthony Yen
and Canton Mayor William Healey II



East Meets West: Medical Research and Education Collaborative US and China
Margaret W. Wong Offices - July 19, 2012

Speakers included George Kikano, MD, Department Chairman, Family Medicine, UH Case Medical Center, Li Li, MD, PhD Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, CWRU and fellowship graduate student in biomedical research Yan Yan.

Dr. Li Li,  Margaret Wong, Dr. George Kikano and David Fleshler

Dr. Li Li, Margaret Wong,
Dr. George Kikano and David Fleshler



Cleveland's Chinese Community at Cleveland's 216th birthday party event

Guzheng performance by Linna Jacobson

Linna Jacobson playing guzheng, Chinese zither, in Cleveland

Linna Jacobson


Young Chinese-Americans traditional dance at 216 event

Happy Drum Dance by young Chinese Americans in Cleveland

Happy Drum Dance



Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Tudor Arms Hotel - May 24, 2012
Congratulations to Demi Zhang who was awarded the 2012 Princeton Prize in Race Relations.

Demi Zhang receiving Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Demi Zhang receiving Princeton Prize in Race Relations


Traditional Chinese Dance by Westlake Chinese School
Cleveland Asian Festival
May 20, 2012

Young girls from the Westlake Chinese School perform a Golden Rings dance at the 2012 Asian Festival in Cleveland

Girls from Westlake Chinese School perform a Golden Rings dance



Traditional Chinese Dragon Dance by Wah Lum Kung Fu of Columbus Ohio
Cleveland Asian Festival
May 20, 2012

Wah Lum Kung Fu of Columbus Ohio performing a traditional Chinese Dragon Dance

Wah Lum Kung Fu performing traditional Chinese Dragon Dance



Traditional Chinese Lion Dance by Kwan Family
Cleveland Asian Festival
May 19, 2012

Chinese Lion Dance by Kwan Family

Kwan Family Chinese Lion Dance



Chinese Dances by Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association
Cleveland Asian Festival
May 19, 2012

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association dancers

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association dancers



Asian Pacific American Heritage Day
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda - May 17, 2012

A diverse group of Asian Americans (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian and others) gathered in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Day.

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Cultural Association (CCCCA) dancers

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Cultural Association (CCCCA) dancers



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Anthony Yen was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame on Wednesday May 9, 2012.

See photos and videos of his induction speech and more.


The Cleveland Asian Festival marched in the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Cleveland Asian Festival




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Congresswoman Judy Chu in Cleveland
Margaret W. Wong offices - February 18, 2012

Judy May Chu is the U.S. Representative for California's 32nd congressional district, serving since 2009. She is the first Chinese American woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress and is chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

Margaret Wong and Judy Chu

Margaret Wong and Representative Judy Chu



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Cleveland Chinese New Year 2012 Celebration
Year of the Dragon - 3 pages of pictures and video
Asia Plaza and Asian Town Center - January 21, 2012

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Water dance



Mahjong Exhibit at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Chinese New Year Preview Event

Mahjongg exhibit at Maltz Museum



The Art of Reinvention: China, Ohio and the New Global Economy symposium
Cleveland Museum of Art - January 4, 2012


Dr. Anthony Yen given 2011 TiE Community Catalyst Award

Dr Anthony Yen

Dr Anthony Yen


Asian Pacific-American Heritage Day Celebration
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda May 26, 2011

Traditional Chinese Dances
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda May 26, 2011

Traditional Chinese Dancers


Chinese Seniors Ballroom Dancing
Cleveland Asian Festival May 21, 2011

Chinese seniors ballroom dance



Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association
at the 2011 Cleveland International Folk Festival

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association dancers

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association Art Troupe
performing a dance from Tibet



Chinese New Year at Asia Plaza
Year of the Rabbit - February 5, 2011

Chinese new year baby

Happy New Year!



Cleveland Public Library Saluting the Dreamers Tribute to Margaret Wong
September 25, 2010

Margaret Wong at CPL Tribute

Margaret Wong at CPL Tribute


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Congratulation to Immigration Attorney Margaret W. Wong for publishing her first book, The Immigrant's Way

The sub-title of the book is For All Immigrants, By An Immigrant and it has sound life lessons for all.







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Annual Dragon Boat Races
Cuyahoga River - Flats. August 7, 2010

Buddhist monk paints eyes on Dragon Boat

Awakening the Dragons by painting their eyes


Greater Cleveland Sports Commission 2010 World School Games
Featuring student athletes from the People's Republic of China, Taipei and Hong Kong

People's Republic of China student athletes

Student athletes from People's Republic of China



Cleveland Asian Festival

The first annual city wide Cleveland Asian Festival was a resounding success! Over 10,000 people attended the event held Saturday May 22, 2010 at East 30th and Payne Ave.

Executive Committee of the Cleveland Asian Festival

The Executive Committee of the Cleveland Asian Festival
Johnny Wu, Michael Mendoza, Lisa Wong, Vi Huynh,
Michael Byun and Yin Tang


See many photos and videos from the first annual Cleveland Asian Festival

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Alison Jin of the Cleveland Chinese Music Group
21st annual International Folk Festival - July 18, 2010

Alison Jin at 21st annual International Folk Festival


Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association Dancers
21st annual International Folk Festival - July 18, 2010

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association dancers


Year of the Tiger sculptures
Public Art in Cleveland - Browse the Tigers then vote on your favorite

Chinese Year of the Tiger Cleveland Public Art Sculptures - photos by Dan Hanson


Judy Chu raffle at the event

Chinese Women Business Association Celebration
March 14, 2010

Dance and Music Performances (videos) from
the Chinese Women Business Association Celebration


Young boy acrobat on Chinese New Years

2010 Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza
Lots of pictures and videos
Performances by Kwan Family Lion Dance, Connie Zhang acrobats,
Daiko Icho Taiko, Chinese Music Ensemble, T'shaka Brown, Master Hu
and the Westlake Chinese School



Tzu Chi Foundation Lunar New Year Celebration
February 6, 2010


Chi Ma and Wenjing Wang of the Confucius Institute at CSU

Chi Ma and Wenjing Wang of the Confucius Institute at
CSU International Day 2009




Chinese Fan Dance performed by Cleveland State University students


On December 14, 2009 Tsingtao Brewery Co. signed a multi-year agreement with the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers to become the exclusive Chinese beer of Quicken Loans Arena. The partnership is the first between Tsingtao, China's most popular beer company, and an NBA team and arena in the United States. Executives from the Cavaliers and Tsingtao were joined by current and former Cavaliers, the Cavs Dancers and the award-winning Tsingtao Dancers.

See many photos and videos (some in English and Chinese) from the event.


Danny Ferry, Kenneth Huang, Xu Yan, Len Komoroski, Guo Yu Sun and Campy Russell toast the agreement

Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry, QSL Chairman Kenneth Huang, Tsingtao President of Global Marketing, Ms. Xu Yan, Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena President Len Komoroski, Tsingtao CFO Mr. Guo Yu Sun and Cavs legend Campy Russell toast the agreement


Year of the Ox Public Art
Ox Sculptures from Cleveland's Asia Town

Jack in the Box Ox for Chinese Year of the Ox


Chinese Women Association of Cleveland
Celebrates International Women's Day

Chinese New Year 2009 (4707)
Year of the Ox (Ji Chou)


Chinese clown with children celebrating new year


Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling
Jane Hyun at the City Club of Cleveland 2-29-08

Chinese New Year Lion Dance at Asia Plaza
Photos and Video of the Kwan Family Lion Dance Team - 2-9-08

Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong
At the City Club of Cleveland 1-18-08



Organizations and Resources for Chinese in Cleveland

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association

Chinese Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Chinese Lion statue at Chinese Cultural Garden

Case Western Reserve University Chinese Students & Scholars Association

Chinese Students and Scholars Association @ The University of Akron

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Business, Education and Employment Information

Energy and mineral resources of China

Energy and mineral resources of China


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Cleveland Chinese Feedback and Memories

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Chinese History and Culture


Tell us about the music, food, holidays, traditions, costumes, language and other qualities that make China so special.


Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China

Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China



Year of the Rat Sculptures in downtown Cleveland

Year of the Pig Sculptures in downtown Cleveland

Year of the Pig - 2007


China

For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation.

After World War II, the Communists under Mao Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people.

Mao Zedong proclaiming the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949

Mao Zedong proclaiming the establishment of
the People's Republic of China in 1949


After 1978, his successor Deng Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled.

For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight.

(facts courtesy of CIA World Fact Book)


Map of China




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Profiles of Chinese Americans in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio

Margaret Wong
Successful Cleveland immigration lawyer and so much more

Demetria (Demi) Zhang
Nine year old Artist and Author


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please let us know.
ClevelandPeople.Com - Chinese Ambassadors

Margaret Wong
Johnny Wu
Margaret Wong
Johnny Wu

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