The Magnificent Chinese Jade Pagoda
China's Greatest Lost Treasure to the World By Mae Chang Koh
We want you to feel welcome to this website and hope you will visit often. The main purpose of this website is to tell you more about the future of this magnificent pagoda and where it is and where it will be on exhibit.
The book is the story of my father who was orphaned and mentored by an American Missionary and spent almost all his adult life on conceiving, developing, nurturing and promoting this fabulous collection into becoming an icon of peace. It is the greatest jade treasure ever created that was lost to China and the world through sad circumstances. When people hear of it, they can hardly believe it. I hope you read about it and tell others.
It took me a long time to write this book about Chang and his legacy to the world. Notice that I said to the world and not the family or even China. What he said to me when he asked me to help him write a book about the pagoda, he told me that it was not just for the Chinese even though the Chinese people were a big part of the pagoda, but that he created it for the whole world. He wanted the PAGODA to be an icon of Peace to the world, to everyone who would see it and think of it as a symbol that the world could be at peace with all countries and nations. I don’t know anyone who loved and wanted peace as much as him.
Father would never put a price on the collection because he would never ever sell it. He would never have let anyone else own it. He devoted his whole life to it. Had he still had all the money he had to pay back to all the investors in his consortium, he would have been a very rich man today. But this was his creation, his life-long love and wanted so much for the world to see it. If there had been no civil war in China, he would have brought it back to China, to our people for it took the blood, sweat, and tears of well over the 150 men who labored over 10 long years in tenuous times to put the Pagoda in its magnificent perfection.
The Oakland Museum, where it has been kept for over 50 years has been kept in the basement, where it has never been publicized or seen the light of day. They have not shown any of the priceless treasures of the second collection and parts of the main Pagoda collection since l989. Is that any way to treat a Billion dollar collection? They have no respect for China and its gift of goodwill and culture. They have now decided to deaccess it and chose a tiny family-owned museum in the outskirts of Chicago where it take two and a half hours by public transportation to reach from downtown Chicago in order to bury their shame. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum was the one they should have picked who qualified under all the stipulations. Let’s bring it here where everyone can see it for FREE.
I am taking the Oakland Museum to court for this lack of fiduciary responsibility to the gift. Please help me correct this injustice to all of humanity. If you donate Ten dollars or more to my PayPal account to help pay for my attorney retainer, you will receive a FREE E-copy of my book,
THE MAGNIFICENT CHINESE JADE PAGODA.
For anything over $50.00 you can receive a hard back copy of the book with an autograph sent prepaid to your home!
Thanks for your help…See my book website at www.TheMagnificentChineseJadePagoda.com.
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