From July 22 to October 11, 2008, The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco will be holding an exhibition of "Chinese Puzzles: Games for the Hands and Mind". Visitors will see 150 of China9s once popular yizhi youxi (intelligence games) and learn about their histories.
In addition to the exhibition, the Chinese Culture Center will be offering hands-on workshops to school groups and summer/fall programs. In these 1-1/2 to 2-hour sessions, students will learn about traditional Chinese puzzles by playing with and solving them. The puzzles will include tangrams, nine linked rings and sliding block puzzles. Students will also have a chance to make puzzles of their own to take home and share with family and friends.
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The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is a major community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture in the United States.
In its 45 years of work, CCC has played a pioneering role in introducing Chinese culture to the American public through exhibitions and public programming of a broad spectrum of Chinese traditional and contemporary artistic works in multiple disciplines: Visual Arts, Literature, Music and Theater.
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108