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Chinese Valentine's Day Celebration + Wine

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Quinlan Community Center

10185 North Stelling Road

Cupertino, CA 95014

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Did you know there's a Chinese Valentine's Day? Aside from the Valentine's Day on February 14, which China adopted in the 20th century, the Chinese also celebrate a traditional Valentine's Day on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, usually falling in August. It will be fascinating for adults and children to learn how two stars in the galaxy became symbols of everlasting love in East Asian culture. Please join us on Aug 7 for a romantic, yet family friendly, evening with author Crystal Tai. She will be presenting the legend behind the cultural holiday, as well as stargazing, complimentary wine (for those over 21), fruit, appetizers, and live Chinese string music.

Crystal Tai is the author of A Poetic Portal to Chinese Culture, a book that provides a comprehensive overview of Chinese culture and presents elegant English translations of Classical Chinese poems. There will be book signing at the end of the event.

Crystal Tai was born in Taipei and moved to San Francisco with her family as a teenager. She earned a Master's degree in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies with coursework in Journalism from Stanford University in 2007. Since then, she has worked as a full-time news reporter for the Silicon Valley Community Newspapers and the Los Altos Town Crier. She has also been a regular contributor to Patch.com and the Palo Alto Weekly. Currently, she works as a communications specialist in the high tech sector, a bilingual talk show host for Chinese TV North America, and a freelance translator. She has translated former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee's and former Taipei Mayor San-Lien Wu's biographies as well as her own maternal grandfather Yu-Ting Chi's memoirs from Chinese into English. Among these translations, the family memoir book, Nine Memorable Decades, serves as research material in the archives of the Hoover Institution.

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