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March 2017

Lisa See presents “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane”

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Great Star Theatre, 636 Jackson St.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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CHSA is very proud to announce that we will be hosting New York Times bestselling author Lisa See in San Francisco Chinatown's iconic Great Star Theater on Saturday March 25th. Lisa will be discussing her newest book, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, released only one week before this event! The book will be available for purchase and signing by Lisa after the event. WHAT: Author Lisa See's New Book Talk and Signing Event WHEN: Saturday March 25th, 3:30 Check-in,…

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Meet Comic Book Author & Cartoonist: Roy Chang

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Hawaiian Comic Book Author and Artist Roy Chang will be making an appearance at CHSA on Sunday March 26th to give dialogue about his latest comic book, "Highball and Pepe", which introduces two Federal Railway agents who travel in their Solar/Steam Train across the country. The first story takes place in 1890's Chinatown, San Francisco where they meet and join forces with real life Donaldina Cameron (of Cameron House). Ms. Cameron was credited with the rescue and care of over…

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April 2017

Author Henry Chang presents: “Lucky” at CHSA

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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"Destiny could find no better assistant than the decent, determined Detective Jack Yu." -The Wall Street Journal On his fourth visit to CHSA, Henry Chang will be reading from and discussing his latest book LUCKY, the fifth novel in the NYPD Detective Jack Yu series. Copies of his books will be available for sale and signing at the event. WHAT: Book Talk and Signing with Author Henry Chang on LUCKY WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1:00pm-2:30pm WHERE: CHSA Learning…

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Reclaiming History, Reconstructing Lives—Panel discussion at USF

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
USF Gleeson Library, 2495 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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Between 1865 and 1869, thousands of Chinese laborers worked under perilous conditions and at a grueling pace to help finish the construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. Yet, these contributions have been all too often overlooked and neglected in celebrations of this monumental achievement. The laborers’ hard work under low pay was viewed as a looming threat to local laborers. The hostility toward Chinese immigrants thus escalated, eventually culminating in the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882,…

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Author Karen Kao presents: “The Dancing Girl and the Turtle”

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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A rape. A war. A society where women are bought and sold but no one can speak of shame. Shanghai 1937. Violence throbs at the heart of this powerful new novel. This elegant novel breaks barriers with its brutally honest account of the courtesan culture in 1930s Shanghai. In a searing portrayal of women as commodities, Song Anyi, a rebellious young woman, is thwarted by her conventional family, the social mores of the day and the war with the Japanese…

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