Press Release (06/03/11): MOCA Announces New Board Members

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[New York, NY] June 3, 2011-Today the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Jason Sun, Theodore T. Wang and Frank H. Wu, who will join the other 16 members of the Board as enthusiastic and long-time advocates of MOCA’s mission to preserve the history, heritage, and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

Currently co-chaired by Maya Lin and Mei Mei Tuan, MOCA’s Board of Trustees is charged with bringing the unique experiences and perspectives of its members to promote the Museum’s mission by developing standards and best practices and ensuring that MOCA remains a vital part of the Chinese American cultural landscape through its exhibitions, programs, collaborations and community engagement.

“We are delighted to welcome these illustrious leaders in various fields to MOCA's exceptional and dedicated Board of Trustees,” said S. Alice Mong, Director of the Museum. “Every MOCA Trustee plays a crucial role in the oversight of our institution and our efforts to build an exciting future for the Museum. The new members will add a rich diversity of backgrounds, talents, and experience to our Board.”

Jason Sun

Jason Sun earned his doctorate at Princeton University, and was the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of East Asian Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, where he reinstalled the permanent collection of Chinese art and curated the exhibition, “The Actor’s Image: the Japan-Virginia Society's C. Coleman McGehee Collection of Ukiyo-e Prints," which drew an unprecedentedly large audience. Since joining the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Sun has focused on strengthening its collection of ancient Chinese art and overseeing the installation of various exhibits, including Treasures from a Lost Civilization: Ancient Chinese Art from Sichuan, The Bishop Jades, and Excellence and Elegance: Chinese Decorative Art in the 18th Century. More recently, he has worked with his colleagues at the Department of Asian Art on a magnificent new exhibition, The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, which opened in September 2010. Dr. Sun has lectured and published widely in his area of expertise, which includes jade carving, metalwork, calligraphy, and Chinese archaeology. His many publications include Dadu: the Great Capital of Khubilai Khan (2010), The Four Vessels of the Marquis of Qi: Their Authenticity and Their Date (2009), Learning and Thinking about China (2007), and contributions to Providing for the After Life: Ancient Chinese Art from Shandong (2005), China: Dawn of a Golden Age (2004), Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian
Steppes: the Eugene V. Thaw and Other New York Collections (2002),
and The Golden Age of Chinese Archeology (1999).


Theodore T. Wang

Ted Wang is currently the Director of US One Delta Trading and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Global Equities One Delta Trading, which specializes in stocks, ETFs and synthetic products. Prior to this, he was the Co-Director of US Micro Trading, where he oversaw trading in shares, convertibles, single stock options, and franchise risk management. Dr. Wang joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 as a convertibles trader, and was named Managing Director in charge of US Convertibles Trading in 2002 and a Partner in 2006. Prior to joining the firm, he also co-founded Xeotron Corp., a DNA biochip company in Texas. A trustee of the China Institute and member of the Committee of 100, Dr. Wang earned a B.S. from Fudan University in Shanghai in 1986, a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Minnesota in 1992, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996.

Frank H. Wu

Appointed Chancellor & Dean of the University of California Hastings College of Law in July 2010, Frank H. Wu has been a faculty member at Howard University, the nation’s leading historically black university, and has also served as Dean of the Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit. He has been a visiting professor at George Washington University, the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan, an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and a teaching fellow at Stanford University. For its inaugural year in 2009, he also taught at the Peking University School of Transnational Law, a unique English language J.D. program in Shenzhen. Chancellor Wu is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, which received a major grant from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. Appointed by the Department of Education to its National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), he also served on the Board of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund from 2004 to 2010. Prior to his academic career, Chancellor Wu held a clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

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About Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is the leading national museum dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States. From its Maya Lin-designed home on the border of Chinatown and SoHo in New York City at 215 Centre Street, MOCA collects and displays historical and cultural artifacts, and organizes traveling exhibitions, classes, discussions, and events that explore all aspects of the Chinese American experience in the United States. MOCA began as a community-based organization founded in 1980, has evolved into a national keeper of cultural information and an influential voice in the ongoing history of Chinese and Chinese American culture across the country. The Museum’s original location at 70 Mulberry Street, currently the Collections and Research Center, is in the heart of Chinatown on the second floor of the historic, century-old school building that was once Public School 23. For more information, visit www.mocanyc.org.

Hours:
Monday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm
The Museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, except for prescheduled group tours and special programs.

Admission:
General Admission: $7
Seniors (65+ with ID) and
Students (w/school ID): $4
Children under 12 in groups less than 8: Free
MOCA Members: Free

Target Free Thursdays: Free gallery admission every Thursday through the generosity of Target.

MOCA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization supported by its members, individual donors, and by public and private funds.

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