Chinese Garden News - Cultural Diplomacy

July 31, 2014

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chinese-news-cai-visitIn July The Huntington hosted a visit from His Excellency Cai Wu 蔡武, the Minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. It was an opportunity to extend reciprocal hospitality: in 2012, Minister Cai had held a private audience in Beijing with Huntington President Steve Koblik and Associate Vice President for Advancement Suzy Moser. During that earlier meeting, Cai had expressed an interest in seeing the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, the classical scholar’s garden and cultural center The Huntington was building. Last month, meeting with key members of the institution's leadership and touring some of the collection highlights—including the Chinese Garden—Cai expressed his gratitude for the bridges of friendship The Huntington was building between the United States and China through cultural understanding. He cited the programs and exchanges being hosted and was excited about the potential for more. And Cai made a particular note of the local Chinese community’s generous support and volunteerism to help create the garden.

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