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Keep You Informed Of Chinese Culture In Colorado Springs

Newsletter 4 September 2022| Issue 2022-03 

Looking Back at History:

Anna May Wong (黃柳霜) - The First Chinese Movie Star in Hollywood

The first Chinese immigrants to America were through the “Gold Rush” (1849) and the later railroad-building boom (1864 –1869). In addition to the more traditional contributions, such as labor in mining, railroad, and laundry, many Chinese and their descendants made unique contributions to American history and society.  Anna May Wong was one of the early pioneers that expanded the boundaries of Chinese Americans. She is recognized and featured in one of the 2022 American Women Quarters Coins

To know more about Anna May Wong's extraordinary life story, click here

If you would to read more about her in Chinese, please click here.

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White Dew

(bái lù 白露, Sep. 7th)

The transition from summer to autumn. The temperature drops sharply, and the autumn rains come. We certainly hope there is more moisture in Colorado.

Herb teas for this term (Sep. 7- 23):

  1. Sweet osmanthus tea (1) with crystal sugar and a little of salt
  2. Rose flowers, tremella, and red dates (2:1:2)

Instruction: Numbers indicate portions of each herb. Soak herbs in hot water for a few minutes. Honey or crystal sugar can be added for sweetness. 

The Mooncake  and Traditional Music

September 9th will observe the Mid-Autumn Festival, which features family reunions and mooncakes. The origin of this festival has many versions from legends to historical events. However, today it is celebrated among families together watching the full moon, which symbolizes the fulfillment of happiness. 

Listen to this Gaohu and Orchestra from the Youtube clip below while having your moon cakes and wine. I hope you enjoy the time with your family.


Autumn Moon on a Placid Lake (平湖秋月) 

Chinese Guqin "Trace of the mortal life": Kong Yu

Events & Announcements

21 January 2023

The celebration of the Chinese New Year Festival has been updated to Saturday, January 21st, 2023. The Community Cultural Collective will be hosting a select number of cultural events at the City Auditorium prior to its planned renovation in early 2023…and CSCCI's Festival made that select list. We will therefore be staging the Festival back at the City Auditorium just prior to the start of renovations.

10 September 2022

Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhōng qiū,中秋) is also called the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. 

To learn more about this significant festival for the Chinese people, please click here

You can find mooncakes in Asian supermarkets in Colorado and online such as on Amazon or on Yami

Local News & Activities

7 best Chinese restaurants in Colorado Springs

Gazette readers voted their favorite Chinese restaurants. Check it out and see if you have been there. Perhaps it is time to try one over the weekend. 

PO Box 2625

Colorado Springs, CO 80901


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