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Dim Sum at Ping Pong Followed by a Visit to the Laogai Museum

Update 1:  I've made a preliminary reservation with the restaurant.  They will call me later in the week to confirm the number of people attending.  Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend.  In addition, the restaurant has prix fixe menus for the weekend dim sum brunch.  Please check the website for details and please bring cash.


Let's start the new year right with a dim sum brunch at Ping Pong in DuPont.  Afterward we will take a short walk to check out the Laogai Museum  Laogai means reform through labor.  The museum is about a dark period of modern Chinese history even many Chinese born after 1980's are unaware of.  The Chinese learners can learn from reading the bilingual signage.  I think it's especially meaningful for us to visit the museum on the Martin Luther King weekend, as Dr. King had famously said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."  

We will be given a tour in Mandarin/English if necessary by the staff, see a short Al-jazeera documentary about the museum and Chinese forced labor in the Archive Room. The museum has set up for us to watch the video, look through the archives, and give us the tour. Thank you, Laogai Museum!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a very meaningful day!! Thanks to the organizers!

    January 19, 2014

  • Jeff

    My apology, I cannot make it today due to a cold.

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please be aware there is significant track work this weekend affecting all metro lines. Also please bring cash since the restaurant cannot do separate checks. Looking forward to see you all there !

    January 19, 2014

  • Olivia

    How is the parking at Ping Pong? Does anybody know? Thanks.

    January 18, 2014

  • Tom G

    Too bad I will be out of town. I will have to visit these two places on my own.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perhaps next time. Had a flood of the house to take care of.

    January 13, 2014

  • karen

    Maybe just the museum.

    January 5, 2014

  • Evelyn

    The website has a new posting of its schedule so now its open 7 days from 10am-6pm.

    December 16, 2013

  • Lily

    I look forward to the up-coming meeting. Is Ping Pong Dim Sum a restaurant? Sorry, I am new to this area and live in Alexandria now. I don't have a car at the time being and guess that I could get there by Metro.

    Anyway, I look forward to being notified the meeting time and willing to help whoever is interested in learning Chinese language and culture with my dedicated experiences in this arena.


    December 16, 2013

  • Ming

    The laogai museum is closed on Sunday according to the current schedule.

    December 15, 2013

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