Chinese in the Sunset

The Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) proudly launches Chinese in the Sunset, a project about the lives of Chinese Americans in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset District. Chinese in the Sunset illuminates the history of racial restrictions preventing Chinese...

Called to Rise: Chinese Americans in CBI

An exhibit exploring Chinese American participation in the China Burma India (CBI) Theater and other military units of World War II   When the United States entered World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, China had already been...

Detained at Liberty’s Door

Detained at Liberty’s Door traces the formation of the Angel Island Immigration Station and highlights the inspiring story of Mrs. Lee Yoke Suey, the wife of a native-born citizen who was detained for more than 15 months on Angel Island. Only an association with...
Remembering 1882

Remembering 1882

In 1882 Congress passed the nation’s first major immigration legislation — a law to prevent people of Chinese descent from entering the United States. The law would tear apart families, cut the nation’s Chinese American population in half, and remove the...