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February 2020

CHSA Book Club: “Called to Rise” Part 2

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Join us this January and February for a special CHSA book club meeting discussing readings related to our Called to Rise exhibitions. Three articles have been selected from CHSA's Chinese America: History and Perspectives journal and are available exclusively at the CHSA Museum Gift Shop. Join the discussion today on Facebook! While this is a free event, a $5 donation is suggested so that CHSA may continue provide free programming. The Called to Rise discussion is a continuation of the meeting from January 15th. You…

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Herbs and Roots: The Long History of Chinese Medicine in the United States

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Chinese medicine has a long history in the United States, dating back to its colonial period and extending up to the present. Well before mass emigration from China to the United States began, Chinese materia medica crossed the oceans, in both directions: Chinese medicinal teas and herbs came west while Appalachian ginseng went east. Beginning in the 1850s, Chinese immigrants came to the United States and transplanted their health practices, sometimes quite literally by propagating medicinal plants in their adopted home. Chinese…

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CantoMeet

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Interested in improving you Cantonese language abilities? Join us at CHSA for the opportunity to work with linguist Patrick Chew! Cantonese learners of all abilities are welcomed, whether you are just learning for fun or have been speaking Cantonese all your life. While this is a free event, a $5 donation is suggested so that CHSA may continue provide free programming.     The schedule for this month's CantoMeet: 11am-12pm: Open discussion w/ Patrick 12pm-1pm: Lunch Break 1pm-1:30pm: November Meeting…

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March 2020

Oral History Workshop with Richard Cheu

March 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Interested in keeping your family stories and history alive forever? Learn how with historian Richard Cheu! Richard will be hosting an oral history workshop for fellow historians, professors, students, and other interested researchers so that they can learn the best practices for conducting oral history research.  Richard has been conducting research on Chinese American history since the 1980s. He also conducted monthly oral history interviews at the Museum of the Chinese in America (MOCA) and has recorded the stories of…

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Free Docent Tour

March 21 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

CHSA now offers free regular museum docent tours once a month to visitors who want to learn more and engage with Chinese American history in the United States. Explore the museum's galleries with a trained docent, who will provide an in-depth explanation of the topics raised in our groundbreaking exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. If you've always wanted to delve more deeply into the complex history of the Chinese in America, and how their experiences relate to present-day events, now is…

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