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Pacific Exchange: China and U.S. Mail

飞越太平洋-中美邮件交流

Open March 6, 2014 – January 4, 2015  at Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Today, China and the United States are the world's two largest economies, major powers that often cooperate strategically. They also share a complicated history. The two have been World War II allies and Cold War enemies, partners and rivals.

今天,中国和美国是世界上两个最大的经济实体和战略合作国。他们之间有着复杂的历史恩冤。两国既是二战时期的盟友也是冷战时期的敌人,合作伙伴和竞争对手。

Using mail and stamps, Pacific Exchange brings a human scale to Chinese-U.S. relations in three areas: commerce, culture, and community. The exhibit focuses on the 1860s to the 1970s, a time of extraordinary change in China. It also explores Chinese immigration to the United States, now home to four million Chinese Americans.

飞越太平洋利用邮件和邮票从经贸、文化和社区三个方面来体现人性化的中美关系。这次展览集中展示从十九世纪60年代到二十世纪70年代处于巨变的中国;探讨华人移民美国(现有四百万美裔华人)的历程。

Most Chinese names and locations in this exhibit are written in the modern pinyin style (for example, Beijing instead of Peking), with some exceptions.

本次展览会上大多数中国的人名和地名都用现代拼音书写(例如,北京代替北平),只有少数例外。

The Chinese panels are written in simplified Chinese.

中文板面以简体字书写。

China (Taiwan/Formosa) postage stamp

Commerce: The Qing Dynasty

经贸-清代

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5c Chinese Resistance die proof

Commerce: The Republic of China

经贸-中华民国

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15c Curtiss Jenny over Great Wall airmail trial color proof

Commerce: The Chinese Bureau of Engraving and Printing

经贸—度支部印刷局

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8f Entire Nation Is Red stamp, 1968

Commerce: The People's Republic of China

经贸-中华人民共和国

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$6 National Stadium, Beijing 2008 XXIX Olympic Games stamp

Culture: Global Exchange

文化—国际交流

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29c Black-Necked Crane stamp, 1994

Culture: Postal Connections

文化—邮政联系

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China Route postmark

Community: Chinese in America

社区—华人在美国

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8f Year of the Monkey stamp, China, 1980

Community: Lunar New Year Stamps

社区—中国农历新年邮票

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