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Chinese New Year Celebration

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Chinese Historical Society of America before the Chinese New Year Parade for FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION all day to welcome the Year of the Rat! Enjoy our exhibitions Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion and Called to Rise: Chinese Americans in CBI, plus a full day of programs!
Schedule of Events

11:00am-11:30am: A Lion Dance Performance by Kei Lun Martial Arts to start off our celebration at the entrance of the Chinese Historical Society!

11:30am-1:00pm: Dr. Raymond Chong, presenting his documentary film My Odyssey. The documentary chronicles Dr. Chong’s journey to discover his Zhang ancestral roots from Kaiping, China to Gold Mountain, America. Following the screening of “My Odyssey,” Dr. Chong will be available for a Q&A session about his genealogy research and experience.

1:45pm-4pm: Tranquil Resonance Studio, performing High Mountains Flowing Water. The program will include guzheng and guqin music, poetry, and a visual guide through landscape painting.

All Day Long! Fortune Cookie craft activity, Chinese New Year Discovery Tour, and Museum Guides available to help you through Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.

Mister Raymond Douglas Chong is president of Generations, LLC, his creative enterprise in Sugar Land, Texas, The Lone Star State. He is a writer of stories, composer of poems, director of films and maker of songs. He has cheerfully shared stories in program presentations, television interviews, and documentary films. Raymond is a sixth generation American Born Chinese (ABC) from California. In addition to his creative pursuits, Raymond has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University, and has worked for various municipalities and consultancies in California, Texas and Saskatchewan. Raymond proudly traces his Chong ancestry to the ancient Yung Lew Gong (Long Gang Li) – Village of Dragon Hill-which was founded in the year 1506-located in the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province, China. You can also check out Raymond’s website, Chinese Love Poetry, to learn more about his work.

Tranquil Resonance Studio, established in 1998, was named by the late Chinese painter Huen Moon Yan, translated into English by SFSU Prof. Charles Egan, and our logo written in calligraphy by master artist Fu Wenyan, to express the tranquil spirit and energy of the music, art, tea, and poetry of China’s traditional scholar.  Tranquil Resonance Studio is a center promoting the learning and understanding of classical Chinese culture, through teaching the music and culture of the guqin and guzheng, passing on the traditions of the Chinese art of tea, introducing the literati arts to the greater community and forming a bridge that links friends, scholars, artists, and musicians of the East Asian traditions.  We strive to promote traditional Chinese arts, through lessons, performances, workshops and lectures to the greater community.  Tranquil Resonance Studio’s mission is to continue the study of ancient Chinese arts and to pass on this classical culture to the next generation, preserving traditions millennia old.


February 8, 2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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