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September 2021

The Chinatown Files Documentary—a History Repeated Part II

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:35 pm

Join CHSA for a panel presentation and discussion on the Cold War repression on the Mun Ching (Chinese American Democratic Youth League). This panel talk will be about the McCarthy-Cold War repression during the 1950s and 1960s on the Mun Ching, a San Francisco Chinatown based organization also known as the Chinese American Democratic Youth League. Jean and William Dere grew up in San Francisco Chinatown. Their parents were active in the Mun Ching which supported the newly established People’s…

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October 2021

Pacific Crossings

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join CHSA as Capt. Robert Wells shines a light on the hardship of the trans-Pacific journey from Qing China to the United States. This CHSA presentation, told by Capt. Robert Wells, will recall the abilities of Chinese crewmembers aboard the U.S.-flagged Pacific Mail Steamships that helped ensure the safe transit of thousands of Guangdong and Toishan emigrants to San Francisco (1867-1875) on over 100 trans-Pacific passages. Among those voyages included the historic Qing Dynasty Burlingame-Sun Tajen arrival of the first…

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Joy on Joice Street Fair

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay St
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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The Chinese Historical Society of America is partnering with community arts organization Cut Fruit Collective to host the first-ever Joy On Joice Street Fair, on Saturday, October 16, 11AM to 4PM. Joy On Joice provides space within San Francisco Chinatown to uplift Asian Pacific Islander creativity, community, and joy and invite the broader Bay Area to join together in solidarity. The street fair will host AAPI makers, community organizations, performers, and artists while also bringing attention to supporting the small businesses…

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The Tsinoy (Chinese-Filipino) Experience

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Join CHSA and Bahay Tsinoy (the Museum of Chinese in Philippine Life) for a conversation on the history of the Chinese in the Philippines.   Tsinoy is the contemporary Tagalog term to refer to Filipinos of Chinese ancestry, though for centuries, Chinese peoples have migrated to the Philippines and established one of the largest overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia. In 2013, there were reportedly 1.35 million tsinoy in the Philippines.   This Filipino American History Month, we explore the history of the…

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Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join CHSA and the authors of Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels! About this event Join CHSA and the authors of Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels to learn about the true stories of glamour, drama, and tragedy told through five generations of a Shanghai family, from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution. A high position bestowed by China’s empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For…

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