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January 2020

Brown Bag Lunch Program Series: “Crossing Oceans”

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Bring your lunch to CHSA for some afternoon entertainment. This January, we will be screening Crossing Oceans: In Service to Country on Fridays and Saturdays. This film recounts the experiences of Chinese American servicemen who trained at the Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) based at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. While there is significant historical documentation on the Japanese American involvement in Fort Snelling, not much exists on the service of Chinese Americans at MISLS. In Crossing Oceans, Vivian Low shares the experiences…

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February 2020

Chinese New Year Celebration

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

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 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…

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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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