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February 2015

“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

CHSA Celebrates the Year of the Ram

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Coming to San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade? Join the CHSA Museum before the parade for a full day of programs to welcome the Year of the Ram. Featuring: “Living in Chinatown: Memories in Miniature by Frank Wong” as seen in the SF Chronicle. Usher in the New Year at CHSA with a full day of family activities including live music, gallery tours, new exhibits, a dragon dance performance, and more! More details and schedule TBA.

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From Both Shores – book reading

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

RSVP on Eventbrite here > From Both Shores is an anthology of six Senior Japanese and Chinese American women’s memoirs chronicling their immigrant family lives from Japan and China to the U.S. from World War I up till post-World War II. The women’s family histories capture rare glimpses into the harsh lives of the early Japanese, who labored in the fields of Salinas, as well as the sacrifices of immigrant Chinese parents, forced to leave their children and families behind…

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