A collection of photographs depicting life in Communist China will be on display at the Bruggemeyer Memorial Library in Monterey Park.
Along with more than 50 mounted photographs, the Chinese consul general's office in Los Angeles has also given the library dozens of English-language books about Chinese culture.
The exhibit, which ends March 20, opens two weeks after another cultural exhibit sponsored by the Chinese government was rejected by the Monterey Park Library Board of Trustees.
That show, offered by the Chinese Embassy in Washington, was to showcase rare Tibetan books and documents. The board voted against hosting the exhibit, primarily because of China's ongoing military occupation of Tibet.