San Diego Chinese Historical Society & Museum

San Diego Chinese Historical Society & Museum SDCHM's mission is to educate and inspire by preserving and celebrating the richness of Chinese history, art, culture, and the contributions of Chinese Americans.

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A Summer Savings Guide from our friends at SDG&E:Did you know?... Demand on our energy grid is usually the highest betwe...
08/19/2021

A Summer Savings Guide from our friends at SDG&E:

Did you know?...
Demand on our energy grid is usually the highest between the hours of 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. If you can use less energy between these hours, with a little planning and some simple adjustments, you can make better use of cleaner, renewable energy sources when it’s more abundant. That’s good for California’s power grid and for you. If you’re on a Time-of-Use plan, you can save by shifting some energy use outside the hours when demand for energy drives up the cost.

Take our quick 5-minute Home Energy Survey on sdge.com/survey to see where your electricity is going and get a plan to help you save. Even little changes can make a difference.

A Summer Savings Guide from our friends at SDG&E:

Did you know?...
Demand on our energy grid is usually the highest between the hours of 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. If you can use less energy between these hours, with a little planning and some simple adjustments, you can make better use of cleaner, renewable energy sources when it’s more abundant. That’s good for California’s power grid and for you. If you’re on a Time-of-Use plan, you can save by shifting some energy use outside the hours when demand for energy drives up the cost.

Take our quick 5-minute Home Energy Survey on sdge.com/survey to see where your electricity is going and get a plan to help you save. Even little changes can make a difference.

August 21st, 2021The Chinese-American Experience: Contributions to the U.S. AcademiaSDSU PanelThis panel features three ...
08/18/2021

August 21st, 2021
The Chinese-American Experience:
Contributions to the U.S. Academia
SDSU Panel

This panel features three Chinese-American scholars from San Diego State University. Each of them has served, or is currently serving, as a department chair at SDSU. They will be presenting their research contributions in their respective professions, especially in the science fields. Additionally, they will be discussing their personal experiences working as minority in the U.S. academia. Collectively, they represent the many Chinese American scholars who are working in the U.S. higher education and making extraordinary contributions to our country and the world.

Register here:

#virtuallearning #lectureseries #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

Looking for a new podcast? The Asian American Unity Coalition just released “Racial Disparity and Harmony”, a new podcas...
08/16/2021

Looking for a new podcast? The Asian American Unity Coalition just released “Racial Disparity and Harmony”, a new podcast series dedicated to "building the collective American Dream." Learn more @asamunitycoalition!

To listen, go to https://asamunitycoalition.org/ and click on Podcast!

#podcast #podcastseries #asianamerican #inclusion

Looking for a new podcast? The Asian American Unity Coalition just released “Racial Disparity and Harmony”, a new podcast series dedicated to "building the collective American Dream." Learn more @asamunitycoalition!

To listen, go to https://asamunitycoalition.org/ and click on Podcast!

#podcast #podcastseries #asianamerican #inclusion

Happy Friday the 13th! Here's a laughing Buddha to bring you some proactive good luck 🙃 #fridaythe13th #goodluck #goodfo...
08/13/2021

Happy Friday the 13th! Here's a laughing Buddha to bring you some proactive good luck 🙃 #fridaythe13th #goodluck #goodfortune #chinesegoodluckcharm #chineseculture #sdchm

Happy Friday the 13th! Here's a laughing Buddha to bring you some proactive good luck 🙃 #fridaythe13th #goodluck #goodfortune #chinesegoodluckcharm #chineseculture #sdchm

In honor of #worldcalligraphyday, we celebrate the life and achievements of the late Tom Chow. Tom was a prominent Chine...
08/11/2021

In honor of #worldcalligraphyday, we celebrate the life and achievements of the late Tom Chow. Tom was a prominent Chinese-American artist, master calligrapher, teacher to over 200 students, scholar, curator, mentor, and friend. He voluntarily served for 15 years as President of the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting and as President of the Association of International Calligraphic Arts. A member of the San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum, he collaborated with us for his first solo exhibition, "Life Force Without Limit" in June 2013, an impressive demonstration of his technique and philosophies as well as a showcase of more than 60 paintings. Tom passed away peacefully in his home in Seal Beach, California at age 78 on December 15, 2020. We will miss him, but remember his creative spirit through his works and the memories we share.

To view his 2013 demonstration, "Life Force Without Limit" visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tfzUneN0Lk&t=188s

#worldcalligraphyday2021 #chinesecalligraphy #inkpainting #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

In honor of #worldcalligraphyday, we celebrate the life and achievements of the late Tom Chow. Tom was a prominent Chinese-American artist, master calligrapher, teacher to over 200 students, scholar, curator, mentor, and friend. He voluntarily served for 15 years as President of the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting and as President of the Association of International Calligraphic Arts. A member of the San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum, he collaborated with us for his first solo exhibition, "Life Force Without Limit" in June 2013, an impressive demonstration of his technique and philosophies as well as a showcase of more than 60 paintings. Tom passed away peacefully in his home in Seal Beach, California at age 78 on December 15, 2020. We will miss him, but remember his creative spirit through his works and the memories we share.

To view his 2013 demonstration, "Life Force Without Limit" visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tfzUneN0Lk&t=188s

#worldcalligraphyday2021 #chinesecalligraphy #inkpainting #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

Happy Monday! "Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain" by the late Professor & Chinese American Histori...
08/09/2021

Happy Monday! "Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain" by the late Professor & Chinese American Historian John Raymond Jung is a great way to start your week!

This social history of Chinese laundries focuses on the influence of these businesses on the economic survival of early Chinese immigrants in the U.S. during the Chinese Exclusion law period (1882-1943) and in Canada during the years of the Head Tax (1885-1923) and exclusion law (1923-1947).

A great addition to any Chinese American historian's collection, and worthy complementary reading for anyone interested in the time period.

#giftshop #chineseamerican #bookclub #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

Happy Monday! "Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain" by the late Professor & Chinese American Historian John Raymond Jung is a great way to start your week!

This social history of Chinese laundries focuses on the influence of these businesses on the economic survival of early Chinese immigrants in the U.S. during the Chinese Exclusion law period (1882-1943) and in Canada during the years of the Head Tax (1885-1923) and exclusion law (1923-1947).

A great addition to any Chinese American historian's collection, and worthy complementary reading for anyone interested in the time period.

#giftshop #chineseamerican #bookclub #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

The recent passing of pioneer aviator Colonel Ronald Chin Won, at 96 years old, takes us back to a time when racism was ...
08/08/2021

The recent passing of pioneer aviator Colonel Ronald Chin Won, at 96 years old, takes us back to a time when racism was prevalent and such accomplishments were unthinkable. Won, against all odds, became a military and commercial pilot for the Air Force and Pan Am in 1939. He led a vibrant life as an aviator with the United States Air Force, a jet fighter and cargo transport pilot, as well as Pan American World Airways commercial pilot. He died on July 6, 2021, in San Francisco. Read his story at https://asamnews.com/2019/10/19/pioneer-military-aviator-shoots-down-racism/?fbclid=IwAR2m_-1JY3Zr4fk4Fj1a6kfG4sv2sxa8OqXnAe7DgJONm56ezNyLtDT34Vg. #aviation #airforce #history #chineseamericanhistory #sdchm

The recent passing of pioneer aviator Colonel Ronald Chin Won, at 96 years old, takes us back to a time when racism was prevalent and such accomplishments were unthinkable. Won, against all odds, became a military and commercial pilot for the Air Force and Pan Am in 1939. He led a vibrant life as an aviator with the United States Air Force, a jet fighter and cargo transport pilot, as well as Pan American World Airways commercial pilot. He died on July 6, 2021, in San Francisco. Read his story at https://asamnews.com/2019/10/19/pioneer-military-aviator-shoots-down-racism/?fbclid=IwAR2m_-1JY3Zr4fk4Fj1a6kfG4sv2sxa8OqXnAe7DgJONm56ezNyLtDT34Vg. #aviation #airforce #history #chineseamericanhistory #sdchm

August 7th, 2021"On the Last Ship from China"By Marina CunninghamModerated by Lawrence Baron Commentary by Bob SteinIn 1...
08/04/2021

August 7th, 2021
"On the Last Ship from China"
By Marina Cunningham
Moderated by Lawrence Baron
Commentary by Bob Stein

In 1957, the last of the Russian Jews that had numbered about 20,000 at the end of the Second World War left China heading west to Australia, Canada, Israel, South America, and Russia. Among them was the Shlau family: David and Bela Rogovina Shalu, with their children, Jackie (16) Alan (14), and Marina (12). They and several families had been waiting for an exit visa. After Singapore’s Chief Minister, the Sephardic Jew David Marshall met Zhou En-lai, Chairman of, Chinese Communist Party, where the visas were granted in 1956.

In this talk, Marina will describe life in China in the 1950’s: the schools, remaining and departed friends, gatherings at home, the Jewish and Soviet clubs, standing in line for food, participating in Sino Soviet celebrations, clandestinely listening to forbidden radio news; all under the cloud of worrying about what the future would bring.

Register for the lecture here: https://sdsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuduitrjIsGtBYvm0GvqH9O4bMznBPSrJi

#virtuallearning #lectureseries #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

August 7th, 2021
"On the Last Ship from China"
By Marina Cunningham
Moderated by Lawrence Baron
Commentary by Bob Stein

In 1957, the last of the Russian Jews that had numbered about 20,000 at the end of the Second World War left China heading west to Australia, Canada, Israel, South America, and Russia. Among them was the Shlau family: David and Bela Rogovina Shalu, with their children, Jackie (16) Alan (14), and Marina (12). They and several families had been waiting for an exit visa. After Singapore’s Chief Minister, the Sephardic Jew David Marshall met Zhou En-lai, Chairman of, Chinese Communist Party, where the visas were granted in 1956.

In this talk, Marina will describe life in China in the 1950’s: the schools, remaining and departed friends, gatherings at home, the Jewish and Soviet clubs, standing in line for food, participating in Sino Soviet celebrations, clandestinely listening to forbidden radio news; all under the cloud of worrying about what the future would bring.

Register for the lecture here: https://sdsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuduitrjIsGtBYvm0GvqH9O4bMznBPSrJi

#virtuallearning #lectureseries #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

Announcing our August lecture schedule!August 7th, 2021“On the last ship from China”Mini Lecture Series: “The Chinese an...
08/04/2021

Announcing our August lecture schedule!

August 7th, 2021
“On the last ship from China”
Mini Lecture Series: “The Chinese and the Jews”
by Marina Cuningham
moderated by Lawrence Baron
commentary by Bob Stein

In 1957, the last of the Russian Jews that had numbered about 20,000 at the end of the Second World War left China heading west to Australia, Canada, Israel, South America and Russia. Among them was the Shlau family. In this talk, Marina will describe life in China in the 1950’s: the schools, remaining and departed friends, gatherings at home, the Jewish and Soviet clubs, standing in line for food, participating in Sino Soviet celebrations, clandestinely listening to forbidden radio news; all under the cloud of worrying about what the future would bring.

August 21st, 2021
“The Chinese-American Experience:
Contributions to the U.S. Academia”
Panelists:
Dr. Chris Mi, Dr. Ping Lu, and Dr. Samuel Shen
moderated by Dr. Mei Zhong

This panel features three Chinese-American scholars from San Diego State University. Each of them has served or is currently serving, as a department chair at SDSU. They will be presenting select research contributions in their respective professions; additionally, they will discuss their personal experiences working as minorities in U.S. academia. Collectively, they represent the many Chinese American scholars who are working in the U.S. higher education and making extraordinary contributions to our country and the world.
All lectures begin at 10:00am unless otherwise stated. Find out more information and register at sdchm.org!

#virtuallearning #lectureseries #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

Find your inner tranquili-tea
07/16/2021

Find your inner tranquili-tea

Find your inner tranquili-tea

A message from our friends at SDG&E!Escape mid-day summer heat. Visit one of nine Cool Zones open to the public. Find th...
07/15/2021

A message from our friends at SDG&E!

Escape mid-day summer heat. Visit one of nine Cool Zones open to the public. Find the nearest location at sdge.com/CoolZones. Visit sdge.com/summer for more ways to stay cool and save energy. #sdge #SDGEAssist

A message from our friends at SDG&E!

Escape mid-day summer heat. Visit one of nine Cool Zones open to the public. Find the nearest location at sdge.com/CoolZones. Visit sdge.com/summer for more ways to stay cool and save energy. #sdge #SDGEAssist

July 17th, 2021The Kim-Loo Sisters and Their TimeBy Leslie Li and Eric HungModerated by Evelyn LamdenThis presentation w...
07/14/2021

July 17th, 2021
The Kim-Loo Sisters and Their Time
By Leslie Li and Eric Hung
Moderated by Evelyn Lamden

This presentation will address the current rise of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States using the documentary The Kim Loo Sisters as a prism to shed light on the critical issues of race, immigration, ethnicity, and cultural identity. The "Kimmies" was a Chinese American jazz vocal quartet popular in the 1930s and '40s and the first Asian American act to star in Broadway revues.

Register here: https://SDSU.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErdOqqrDwuG9D8TJRhAdvhJWJvZRQat8Wv

#virtuallearning #lectureseries #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

July 17th, 2021
The Kim-Loo Sisters and Their Time
By Leslie Li and Eric Hung
Moderated by Evelyn Lamden

This presentation will address the current rise of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States using the documentary The Kim Loo Sisters as a prism to shed light on the critical issues of race, immigration, ethnicity, and cultural identity. The "Kimmies" was a Chinese American jazz vocal quartet popular in the 1930s and '40s and the first Asian American act to star in Broadway revues.

Register here: https://SDSU.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErdOqqrDwuG9D8TJRhAdvhJWJvZRQat8Wv

#virtuallearning #lectureseries #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

A new book to add to your TBR from our library, “Chinese Shadow Theatre” uncovers the history, religion, and tradition b...
07/12/2021

A new book to add to your TBR from our library, “Chinese Shadow Theatre” uncovers the history, religion, and tradition behind Chinese Shadow theatre. The book includes rare transcriptions of oral performances and plays, as well as beautiful illustrations. A book that will fill your mind AND look good on the shelf! 📚

#giftshop #chineseamerican #bookclub #historicalfiction #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

A new book to add to your TBR from our library, “Chinese Shadow Theatre” uncovers the history, religion, and tradition behind Chinese Shadow theatre. The book includes rare transcriptions of oral performances and plays, as well as beautiful illustrations. A book that will fill your mind AND look good on the shelf! 📚

#giftshop #chineseamerican #bookclub #historicalfiction #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

Register for the upcoming lecture here! https://SDSU.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErdOqqrDwuG9D8TJRhAdvhJWJvZRQat8Wv
07/07/2021

Register for the upcoming lecture here! https://SDSU.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErdOqqrDwuG9D8TJRhAdvhJWJvZRQat8Wv

Yet another honor for the Kimmies! On Saturday July 17th, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and San Diego State University will be hosting a Zoom presentation "The Kim Loo Sisters and Their Time." Leslie Li and Eric Hung will address the rise of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States using relevant clips from The Kim Loo Sisters documentary to shine a light on such issues as race, immigration, ethnicity and cultural identity, as well as to showcase the Kimmies' talent and their contributions to their country. Stay tuned for more details!

#womeninjazz #stopasianshate #swingmusic #asianamerican
#hapa #chinese #immigration #aapi #StopAAPIHate

The view looks good from the top 👀#sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #museumcollection #teapot #teatime #chinesetea #tea #pott...
07/07/2021

The view looks good from the top 👀

#sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #museumcollection #teapot #teatime #chinesetea #tea #pottery #ceramics #sandiego

The view looks good from the top 👀

#sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #museumcollection #teapot #teatime #chinesetea #tea #pottery #ceramics #sandiego

Announcing our July lecture schedule!July 17, 2021“The Kim Loo Sisters and their Time”by Leslie LiModerated by Eric Hung...
07/02/2021

Announcing our July lecture schedule!

July 17, 2021
“The Kim Loo Sisters and their Time”
by Leslie Li
Moderated by Eric Hung

This presentation will address the current rise of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States using the documentary The Kim Loo Sisters as a prism to shed light on the critical issues of race, immigration, ethnicity, and cultural identity. The “Kimmies” were a Chinese American jazz vocal quartet popular in the 1930s and ‘40s and the first Asian American act to star in Broadway revues.

All lectures begin at 10:00am unless otherwise stated. Find out more information and register at sdchm.org!

#virtuallearning #lectureseries #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

Announcing our July lecture schedule!

July 17, 2021
“The Kim Loo Sisters and their Time”
by Leslie Li
Moderated by Eric Hung

This presentation will address the current rise of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States using the documentary The Kim Loo Sisters as a prism to shed light on the critical issues of race, immigration, ethnicity, and cultural identity. The “Kimmies” were a Chinese American jazz vocal quartet popular in the 1930s and ‘40s and the first Asian American act to star in Broadway revues.

All lectures begin at 10:00am unless otherwise stated. Find out more information and register at sdchm.org!

#virtuallearning #lectureseries #chineseculture #chinesehistory #sdchm #chinesehistorymuseum #sandiego

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