Towards Equality: California’s Chinese American Women


Women have played a vital role in the course of human civilization, but much of their accomplishments and contributions have been excluded from history. Throughout California’s history, Chinese American women have contributed to the economy of our state. The Chinese Historical Society of America’s new exhibition Towards Equality: California’s Chinese American Women highlights their accomplishments in education, politics, finance, business, and their pivotal role as matriarchs.

Towards Equality: California’s Chinese American Women informs the viewer about the history of Chinese American pioneer women in California, and their effect and impact on the Chinese family, California economy and the community-at-large.

The exhibition is consists of 12 hanging banners available for loan to universities, libraries and community groups and comes with an in-depth educational curriculum guide.

Towards Equality:

The exhibition contains the following
canvas panels and profile boards: 
60×72" canvas panels – 4
24×72" canvas panels – 8
The exhibition requires 64 linear feet if displaying side by side. Can be hung on walls, or
placed on stands.
There is a digital component as well.

Curriculum Guide

Our companion curriculum guide meets Common Core State Standards for K-12 educators. Lesson plans will help teachers integrate Chinese American women into their lessons. Download curriculum guide (pdf) >

Exhibition & Programs Sponsored By
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Please contact us with any questions online or at (415) 391-1188 x109. Thank you for your support!


965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108



Mon – Tue: Closed
Wed – Sun: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.