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April 2015

Hidden History: Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. Civil War

April 28 @ 6:30 pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Room 225, 2nd floor 150 E San Fernando St., San Jose 95112 on April 28, 2015 at 6:30pm    

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May 2015

Joice Alley Celebration and Cameron Carnival

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHSA is proud to present its’ third annual Joice Alley Celebration on May 2nd in collaboration with Cameron Carnival. This family friendly neighborhood event will feature many sights and sounds by familiar Asian American artists. Come through with family and friends, RSVP! Schedule of events: 12pm dragon dance in Joice Alley by Kei Lun Martial Arts 12:30pm  Lenora Lee’s “The Detached” film-in-progress screening, with a presentation about upcoming “Fire of Freedom” at CHSA Museum 1pm Francis Wong Unit performing their first set…

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Chinese Yankee: Book Talk with Ruthanne Lum McCunn

May 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library,
1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Ruthanne Lum McCunn, whose award-winning work has been translated into eleven languages, published in twenty-two countries, and adapted for the stage and film, will talk about her new historical novel Chinese Yankee. The real-life Chinese Yankee Thomas Sylvanus (Ah Yee Way) was enslaved, fought for his freedom in the Civil War and continued to battle for his rights until his death in 1891. A book sale will follow the program. Co-sponsored by the CHSA Museum. Free event: more info at…

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

May 16 @ 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 May 16 Saturday at 1pm. Before or after you visit our exhibition of the same name, join us for a special presentation on the origins and modern-day interpretations of the qipao. RSVP on Eventbrite here. 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 (courtesy of the Naidongtang Collection, San Francisco). Designers capitalized on…

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June 2015

The Chinese and the Iron Road

June 6 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tresidder Union, Stanford University,
Stanford, CA United States

The Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project at Stanford University (CRRW) and the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum (CHSA) cordially invite you to a luncheon and afternoon program celebrating the lives of the Chinese railroad workers who were essential in building the United States’ first Transcontinental Railroad. Featuring: presentations of Stanford’s CRRW Project research (including history and archaeology); stories from descendants of railroad workers; songs & stories performed by CHSA Artist-in-Residence Charlie Chin; viewing of exhibits and the…

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