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CHSA Salutes AAAS: Museum Docent Tours, “Yellow Peril!” Book Talk

April 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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CHSA welcomes the 2014 Association for Asian American Studies Conference (AAAS), happening April 16-19 in San Francisco. On Thursday, April 17th, CHSA proudly presents two events happening at our Main Gallery and Learning Center in connection with the AAAS Conference.

2-3pm & 4-5pm:* History of Chinese in California and San Francisco: Museum docent tours with Charlie Chin
5-7pm: Yellow Peril! Book Talk with author Jack Tchen

Before you head to CHSA, check out this panel at the AAAS Conference:

Picturing Chinatowns: Photography, Art, Museums, and Social Media of Chinese American Communities
VENUE: Curran

Leland Wong, Chinese Historical Society of America
Asian American Art and Voices of Chinatowns in Community Building

Corky Lee, City University of New York, Asian Pacific American Institute
Chinese American Photography in the Age of APA Community Activism

Jinhua Tan, University of Hong Kong and Wuyi University
Chinatown People at their Hometown

Chair/Facilitator: Wing-kai To, Bridgewater State University
Contested Transnational Memories: Historical Museums of Angel Island, American Chinatowns and Emigrant Hometowns in China

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2–3pm & 4–5pm
History of Chinese in California and San Francisco: Museum docent tours with Charlie Chin

A vibrant community that began before the Gold Rush which continues to be an arrival point for new immigrants today, San Francisco’s Chinatown is a historical testimony to survival despite discrimination and racial stereotypes. CHSA Artist-in-Residence Charlie Chin will lead the docent tours.

Museum docent tours are $4 per person. Advanced reservations by Tuesday, April 15th are required. RSVP by emailing info@chsa.org.

(*Tours are subject to cancellation if minimum number of reservations is not met.)

Book cover for "Yellow Peril!" Edited by John Kuo Wei Tchen & Dylan Yeats5-7pm
Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear: Book Talk with author Jack Tchen

Meet author Jack Tchen at the CHSA Museum to celebrate his new book Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear co-authored/edited with Dylan Yeats. Yellow Peril! is the first comprehensive repository of anti-Asian images and writing, and it surveys the extent of this iniquitous form of paranoia.

Find out more about Yellow Peril! on their Facebook and Tumblr.

Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen is a historian, curator, teacher, dumpster diver, and cultural activist. Professor Tchen is the founding director of the A/P/A (Asian/Pacific /American) Studies Program and Institute at New York University, NYU. He co-founded the Museum of Chinese in America in 1979-80 where he continues to serve as senior historian. Yellow Peril! An archive of anti-Asian fear is his most recent book, co-authored/edited with Dylan Yeats. He is also author of the award-winning books New York before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882 and Genthe’s Photographs of San Francisco’s Old Chinatown, 1895-1905, and he edited Paul C. P. Siu’s classic The Chinese Laundryman: A Study of Social Isolation. And he is co-principle investigator of “Asian Americas and Pacific Islanders Facts, Not Fiction: Setting the Record Straight” with The College Board (2008). Most recently, he co-curated MoCA’s core exhibition: “With a single step: stories in the making of America” in a new space designed by Maya Lin. Jack is now working on a book about New York City – focusing on the unrecognized tradition of the intermingling of people, creativity and improvisation of everyday residents. In 1991, he was awarded the Charles S. Frankel Prize from the National Endowment for the Humanities (renamed The National Medal of Humanities).

Remember: email info@chsa.org by next Tuesday April 15 if you would like to join the docent tour!


April 17, 2014
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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