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January 2015

“Immigration Outside of the Law” book talk with Hiroshi Motomura

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Hiroshi Motomura at The Learning Center for a discussion of his new book, Immigration Outside of the Law (2014, Oxford), on January 31 from 1-2:30 pm.  He will use the book’s framework to discuss hot topics in immigration policy today, tackling questions such as:  How has it happened that over 11 million people live in the United States without lawful immigration status?  What does it mean to be in the country unlawfully?  What is the role of state and local…

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February 2015

Presidio Dialogues: “Reclaiming Our Chinese Heritage” with Corey Chan & Lenora Lee

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club,
50 Moraga Avenue, Presidio Main Post, San Francisco, CA United States

  The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is pleased to partner with the Presidio Trust for their Presidio Dialogues, to present “Reclaiming Our Chinese Heritage” at the Presidio Officer’s Club on February 5, 2015. To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, Corey Chan and Lenora Lee will talk about their contemporary approaches to reinterpreting Chinese history and culture. Corey Chan of Kei Lun Martial Arts will discuss the Chinese traditions of dragon dance, lion dance and martial arts, and…

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“Last Empress in Qipao: From Manchu to China Chic” – presented by Sally Yu Leung

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum,
965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

The CHSA Museum welcomes author and curator Sally Yu Leung on February 14, 2015 at 1pm. She will be presenting “Last Empress in Qipao: From Manchu to China Chic.” In this talk, we will explore the origins and modern-day interpretation of the qipao (Mandarin gown) through the Last Empress Wanrong. FREE EVENT: RSVP at Eventbrite.com Photo credits: Last Emperor Puyi and Last Empress Wanrong (courtesy of Prof. Wang Qingxiang). Photo of the Life Magazine with Nancy Kwan on the cover…

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“Your Day is My Night” – Film screening at the CHSA Museum

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CHSA Museum,
965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Film director Lynne Sachs, with the CHSA Museum and San Francisco Cinematheque are proud to present “Your Day Is My Night,” a hybrid documentary by Lynne Sachs, at the CHSA Museum on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1pm. Immigrant residents of a “shift-bed” apartment in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals the collective history of the Chinese in the United States…

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March 2015

Litquake’s Epicenter: Lisa See in Conversation with Lalita Tademy

March 3 @ 7:00 pm
Viracocha,
998 Valencia St. , San Francisco, CA United States

CHSA Museum is proud to co-present this Litquake event on March 3rd, 7pm at Viracocha (998 Valencia St.) Litquake is proud to host the San Francisco paperback launch of Lisa See‘s newest novel, China Dolls. The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls has garnered international acclaim for her great skill at rendering the intricate relationships of women and the complex meeting of history and fate. Now comes her highly anticipated China Dolls,…

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