Chinese American Museum Washington DC

Chinese American Museum Washington DC Chinese American Museum in DC is a new Washington museum, currently in development, that is scheduled to open in phases through 2021. Because of the pandemic, the museum is currently closed to in-person visits.
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Check out the web for updates. The Chinese American Museum in Washington, DC (CAMDC) is a bold undertaking, currently underway, to establish a new, national museum to preserve, exhibit, and lead a meaningful, positive dialogue about the Chinese American experience—its history, culture, and contributions to our country and the world.

Mission: The Chinese American Museum Foundation’s mission is to advance the understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the Chinese American experience, by highlighting the history, culture, spirit, resilience, and contributions of Chinese Americans throughout our past, present, and future. Our vision is to build a community around a continuous dialogue illustrating how Chinese Americans, culture, contributions, and potential are all an important part of the American fabric. We seek to work with organizations, museums, experts, and leadership across the country to tell the Chinese American story on DC’s national stage.

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New Documentary by Richard Lui, "Sky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation."
11/17/2020
New documentary highlights young veteran caregivers of color

New Documentary by Richard Lui, "Sky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation."

“It’s a film made about caregivers by people who are caregivers. It’s about people of color made by those who are people of color,” director Richard Lui said.

Thank you to Emmy-winning veteran journalist Joie Chen, Washington Post’s national political reporter, Michelle Ye Hee L...
11/17/2020

Thank you to Emmy-winning veteran journalist Joie Chen, Washington Post’s national political reporter, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, CNN correspondent, Natasha Chen, video journalist and correspondent, Dolly Li, and author and journalist Katherine Reynolds Lewis.

Yesterday evening we had the pleasure of hosting a conversation with these five amazing journalists as part of The Pauline W. Tsui Women in Leadership Series sponsored by the Ruth H. Kuo and Rhoda How Memorial Foundation. The discussion was a window into the comradery, hard work, and unwavering commitment to the truth among journalists in these strange times.

If you missed our webinar or would like to share it with a friend check out the full recording and be sure to follow us on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Hg8syCXNa_c.

To learn more about the Chinese American Museum DC, future events, and how you can get involved, check out our website at www.chineseamericanmuseum.org.

#camdc #chineseamerican #WomeninLeadership #WomeninJournalism #journalism

It's not too late to register for this evening's "Women in Leadership" online event. Five journalists share their triump...
11/16/2020

It's not too late to register for this evening's "Women in Leadership" online event. Five journalists share their triumphs and challenges when, now more than ever, the media is being called to set the standard for a higher level of accountability ... all while having to navigate through a world of misinformation.

Moderated by veteran Emmy-winning journalist Joie Chen; featuring the Washington Post’s national political reporter, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, CNN correspondent, Natasha Chen, video journalist and correspondent, Dolly Li, and author and journalist Katherine Reynolds Lewis.

The Chinese American Museum DC hosts “Eye of the Storm: Media, Work and Passion in the Age of Coronavirus,” an online webinar part of The Pauline W. Tsui Women in Leadership Series sponsored by the Ruth H. Kuo and Rhoda How Memorial Foundation.

TONIGHT, Monday November 16, 2020 – 7:30-8:30 pm ET (4:30-5:30pm PT)

Free Registration at http://www.ChineseAmericanMuseum.org/eyeofthestorm

#camdc #chineseamerican #WomeninLeadership #CNN #WashingtonPost #WomeninJournalism

Hear from five amazing journalists on the front lines and join a discussion about the challenges, triumphs, and forecast...
11/14/2020

Hear from five amazing journalists on the front lines and join a discussion about the challenges, triumphs, and forecasts of the media in complex times, from the polarization of “alternative facts” to the rise of independent journalism.

The Chinese American Museum DC hosts “Eye of the Storm: Media, Work and Passion in the Age of Coronavirus,” an online webinar part of The Pauline W. Tsui Women in Leadership Series sponsored by the Ruth H. Kuo and Rhoda How Memorial Foundation.

Monday, November 16, 2020 – 7:30-8:30 pm ET (4:30-5:30pm PT)
Free Registration

Moderated by journalist Joie Chen, featuring the Washington Post’s national political reporter, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, CNN correspondent, Natasha Chen, video journalist and correspondent, Dolly Li, and author and journalist Katherine Reynolds Lewis.

Register (Free)
http://www.ChineseAmericanMuseum.org/eyeofthestorm

Double play. Kim Ng is both the first woman and first Asian American Major League Baseball General Manager. She was born...
11/13/2020

Double play. Kim Ng is both the first woman and first Asian American Major League Baseball General Manager. She was born in Indianapolis, IN of Chinese-Thai descent.

Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as General Manager. She is the first female GM in MLB history.

Did you miss our discussion about the new book by E. Samantha Cheng, "Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII Veterans...
11/11/2020

Did you miss our discussion about the new book by E. Samantha Cheng, "Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII Veterans" or, want to share it with a friend? Check out the full recording and be sure to follow us on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCLXcTk1lWw&feature=youtu.be

Thank you, Janelle Wong, American Studies professor at the University of Maryland, for leading a great conversation. Thank you, Commander Fang Wong, Past National Commander of the American Legion, and Commander Evelyn Moy (US Navy Retired) for your service to this country; and thank you, author E. Samantha Cheng for documenting this portion of US military history.

If you wish to order the book, "Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII Veterans". Please visit https://www.heritageseries.us/honor-and-duty-book.

To learn more about the Chinese American Museum in Washington DC, future events, and how you can get involved, visit our website
at www.chineseamericanmuseum.org.

#camdc #chineseamerican #HonorandDuty #Americanhistory #75thAnniversaryWWII #ChineseAmericanVeterans
#militaryhistory #museums #ThankYouForYourService #VeteransDay

Today and every day, we are thankful for all the men and women who have bravely and selflessly protected our nation and ...
11/11/2020

Today and every day, we are thankful for all the men and women who have bravely and selflessly protected our nation and its people.

Thank you, Veterans, for your service.

Pictured is the 14th Air Service Group, Memorial Day 1943, Dayton, Ohio (National Archives).

#camdc #Veteransday #museums #chineseamerican #thankyouforyourservice

Did you know that 1 out of 4 Chinese in America served in World War II despite 40% were barred from becoming citizens. L...
11/10/2020

Did you know that 1 out of 4 Chinese in America served in World War II despite 40% were barred from becoming citizens. Learn more surprising facts about WWII veterans in today's webinar, "Honor and Duty." 1pm ET - It's not too late to register - http://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/honorandduty.

It's not too late to register for tomorrow's virtual discussion of the new book 'Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WW...
11/09/2020

It's not too late to register for tomorrow's virtual discussion of the new book 'Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII Veterans.'

This book stands as a new body of evidence of an underrepresented part of World War II history ... stories like Eddie Louie Ling, one of the few veterans who served in two US military branches during WWII; both the US Army Air Corps and the US Navy. Tune in to learn more about his unique story as well as many others who served their country with honor.

Our discussion of HONOR and DUTY: The Chinese American WWII Veterans will feature author E. Samantha Cheng, Fang Wong, Past National Commander of the American Legion, Commander Evelyn Moy (US Navy Retired), and Janelle Wong, American Studies professor at the University of Maryland.

Tuesday, November 10th, @1pm-2pm ET Admission Free - Virtual Event

Register at: https://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/honorandduty

#camdc #chineseamerican #HonorandDuty #Americanhistory #75thAnniversaryWWII #ChineseAmericanVeterans
#militaryhistory

Join the Chinese American Museum DC for a virtual discussion of the new book 'Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII ...
11/05/2020

Join the Chinese American Museum DC for a virtual discussion of the new book 'Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII Veterans.'

Tuesday, November 10, @1pm-2pm ET

Nearly 20,000 Chinese Americans served honorably in every branch of the US Armed Services in WWII. Our discussion of HONOR and DUTY: The Chinese American WWII Veterans will feature author E. Samantha Cheng, Fang Wong, Past National Commander of the American Legion, Commander Evelyn Moy (US Navy Retired), and Janelle Wong, American Studies professor at the University of Maryland.

Registering at: https://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/honorandduty

#camdc #chineseamerican #HonorandDuty #Americanhistory #75thAnniversaryWWII #ChineseAmericanVeterans

In need of some uplifting entertainment? 🎬Netflix's "Over the Moon" was released this past weekend. A family animation f...
10/26/2020

In need of some uplifting entertainment? 🎬
Netflix's "Over the Moon" was released this past weekend.

A family animation film surrounding the traditions of the mid-autumn moon festival, young Fei Fei struggles with change and seeks the help of the moon goddess, Chang'e. The only problem, the moon goddess lives, well, on the moon!

Fun film with traditional Chinese elements and lessons for the whole family. 🍿
#chineseamerican #midautumnmoonfestival #OvertheMoon #Netflix #camdc

"Mom Moy was a wonderful role model, American, and mother. I'm so lucky." "I hope for love, understanding, compassion, a...
10/21/2020

"Mom Moy was a wonderful role model, American, and mother. I'm so lucky."

"I hope for love, understanding, compassion, acceptance, and unity. Inclusion > exclusion."

Thoughts posted on the Wishing Wall at the new Chinese American Museum in Washington, DC. To learn more about the museum, our upcoming events, or how you can get involved visit www.chineseamericanmuseum.org.

#camdc #museum #chineseamerican #wishingwall

Did you miss our discussion about the documentary First Vote? Or, want to share it with a friend? Check out the full rec...
10/21/2020

Did you miss our discussion about the documentary First Vote? Or, want to share it with a friend? Check out the full recording and be sure to follow us on our YouTube channel at https://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/firstvote.

Thank you to film director Yi Chen, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC president John Yang, and activist Yilin Zhang.

To learn more about the Chinese American Museum in Washington DC, future events, and how you can get involved, visit our website
at www.chineseamericanmuseum.org.

#camdc #chineseamerican #firstvotefilm #museum

It's not too late to participate in our Student Art Competition! 🎨The Chinese American Museum in Washington DC is sponso...
10/20/2020

It's not too late to participate in our Student Art Competition! 🎨

The Chinese American Museum in Washington DC is sponsoring a watercolor competition for students grades K-12 in the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia metropolitan area.

Keeping in mind the theme "Our Time,” we ask participants to bring imagery to how they feel about what has transpired in their communities, the nation, or world within this past year of uncertain times, our time.

The registration deadline is quickly approaching. Sign up to participate by November 1st!

Follow this link for rules and registration:
https://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/artcompetition

Good luck and have fun!

P.S. Winners receive cash prizes! 😉

#camdc #studentartcompetition #chineseamerican

Today! It's not too late to register. Monday, October 19, 2020 1pm-2pm ET (10am-11am PT) Join the Chinese American Museu...
10/18/2020

Today! It's not too late to register. Monday, October 19, 2020 1pm-2pm ET (10am-11am PT)

Join the Chinese American Museum DC for a virtual discussion about the documentary, "First Vote", a character-driven verité film about a diverse cross-section of politically engaged Chinese American voters. The film weaves individual stories of first-time voting and electoral organizing while exploring the intersection of immigration, voting rights, and racial justice.

The discussion includes John Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice; local activist and business executive, Yilin Zhang; and the film’s director, Yi Chen, a Chinese immigrant and first-time voter herself. First Vote Film is a rare long-form look at the diverse Asian American electorate.

Register for this free event at http://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/firstvote.

Registrants will receive a link to preview the film and web event (before or after the discussion).

The new Chinese American Museum in Washington DC is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to telling the story of the Chinese American experience. To learn more about the museum, our upcoming events, or how you can get involved visit our website at www.chineseamericanmuseum.org.

#FirstVote #camdc #chineseamerican #firstvotefil

Join the 1882 Foundation tomorrow, Sun. Oct. 18, at 2:00 pm ET for "Talk Story" - A Tale of Three Chinatowns: Keeping Ou...
10/17/2020

Join the 1882 Foundation tomorrow, Sun. Oct. 18, at 2:00 pm ET for "Talk Story" - A Tale of Three Chinatowns: Keeping Our Stories Alive with Art.

The 1882 Foundation joins ThinkChinatown in the opening weekend of Chinatown Arts Week 2020 with a special Talk Story reflecting on the use of multiple mediums in storytelling.

Joining the discussion are Boston's Yu-wen Wu, an interdisciplinary artist whose work lies at the intersection of art, science, and politics; NYC's Yin Kong, Director/Co-founder of Think!Chinatown, working to keep Chinatown a vibrant place of inter-generational learning, cultural production, and civic engagement; and Washington, D.C.'s Shani Shih a multimedia artist, influenced by street art, graffiti, and Hip-Hop, and Jenn Low a landscape architect who works at the intersection of design and public history.

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y5e5j2rx

The Chinese American Museum in Washington DC is a proud partner of the 1882 Foundation. To learn more about CAMDC and how you can get involved visit us at www.chineseamericanmuseum.org.

#1882Foundation #ChineseAmerican #Chinatownartsweek #supportchinatowns #camdc #ThinkChinatown

"First Vote" – Documentary and DiscussionMonday, October 19, 2020 1pm-2pm ET (10am-11am PT) Join the Chinese American Mu...
10/17/2020

"First Vote" – Documentary and Discussion

Monday, October 19, 2020 1pm-2pm ET (10am-11am PT)

Join the Chinese American Museum DC for a virtual discussion about the documentary, "First Vote", a character-driven verité film about a diverse cross-section of politically engaged Chinese American voters. The film weaves individual stories
of first-time voting and electoral organizing while exploring the intersection of immigration, voting rights, and racial justice.

The discussion includes John Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice; local activist and business executive, Yilin Zhang; and the film’s director,
Yi Chen, a Chinese immigrant and first-time voter herself. First Vote Film is a rare long-form look at the diverse Asian American electorate.

Register for this free event at http://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/firstvote.

Registrants will receive a link to preview the film and web event (before or after the discussion).

The new Chinese American Museum in Washington DC is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to telling the story of the Chinese American experience. To learn more about the museum, our upcoming events, or how you can get involved visit our website at www.chineseamericanmuseum.org.

#FirstVote #camdc #chineseamerican #firstvotefilm

Chinatown Arts Week 2020 is here!ThinkChinatown is hosting its 3rd annual Arts Week in NYC!From art workshops, live perf...
10/16/2020

Chinatown Arts Week 2020 is here!

ThinkChinatown is hosting its 3rd annual Arts Week in NYC!
From art workshops, live performances, Chinatown tours, and more, you can join all the festivities virtually.

October 16 - October 25, sign up for your favorite events all week long here: https://www.thinkchinatown.org/artsweek2020

#ChinatownArtsWeeks #ChineseAmerican #ChinatownNYC #SupportChinatowns #ThinkChinatown

Tonight!Join the Chinese American Museum DC TONIGHT, Oct. 15th, from 6-7 pm ET, for an exclusive virtual discussion with...
10/15/2020

Tonight!

Join the Chinese American Museum DC TONIGHT, Oct. 15th, from 6-7 pm ET, for an exclusive virtual discussion with film director, Alex Azmi, and author and artist, Jenny Cho.

The documentary "To Climb a Gold Mountain" tells the true stories of four women of Chinese descent who have lived through American history beginning in the 1800s; Sing Ye, a prostitute who fought for freedom during the early days of Chinese in America; acclaimed actress Anna May Wong; Stateswoman Madame Chiang Kai-shek; and Congresswoman Judy Chu. Each woman fought in her own way to make a difference and represents a distinct theme of struggle and triumph.

Join us this evening by registering at: http://www.ChineseAmericanMuseum.org/goldmountain
Registrants will receive a link to screen the documentary and web event.

#camdc #chineseamerican #toclimbagoldmountain #americanhistory

"First Vote" – Documentary and DiscussionMonday, October 19, 2020 1pm-2pm ET (10am-11am PT) Join the Chinese American Mu...
10/14/2020

"First Vote" – Documentary and Discussion

Monday, October 19, 2020 1pm-2pm ET (10am-11am PT)

Join the Chinese American Museum DC for a virtual discussion about the documentary, "First Vote", a character-driven verité film about a diverse cross-section of politically engaged Chinese American voters. The film weaves individual stories of first-time voting and electoral organizing from the presidential election of 2016 to the 2018 midterms and explores the intersection of immigration, voting rights, and racial justice.

The discussion includes John Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice; local activist and business executive, Yilin Zhang; and the film’s director, Yi Chen, a Chinese immigrant and first-time voter herself. "First Vote" is a rare long-form look at the diverse Asian American electorate.

Register for this free event at http://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/firstvote.

Registrants will receive a link to preview the film (before or after the discussion).

#FirstVote #camdc #chineseamerican #firstvotefilm

First Vote Film

10/13/2020
To Climb a Gold Mountain

"To Climb A Gold Mountain"

Join the Chinese American Museum DC for a virtual discussion with film director, Alex Azmi, and author and artist, Jenny Cho.

Thursday, October 15, 2020, @6-7pm ET (3-4pm PT)

The documentary tells the true stories of four women of Asian descent who lived in America throughout history; Sing Ye, a prostitute who fought for freedom in the 1800s; acclaimed actress Anna May Wong; Stateswoman Madame Chiang Kai-shek, and Congresswoman Judy Chu.

Each woman fought in her own way to make a difference and represents a distinct theme of struggle and triumph.

Registrants will receive a link to screen the documentary ahead of discussion on October 15th.

Register at: http://www.ChineseAmericanMuseum.org/goldmountain

#camdc #chineseamerican #toclimbagoldmountain #americanhistory

"To Climb a Gold Mountain" tells the stories of four immigrant women of Asian descent. Each woman’s story represents a distinct stage of dreams…

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The Chinese American Museum Foundation’s mission is to advance the understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the Chinese American experience, by highlighting the history, culture, spirit, resilience, and contributions of Chinese Americans throughout our past, present, and future.

Our vision is to build a community around a continuous dialogue illustrating how Chinese Americans, culture, contributions, and potential are all an important part of the American fabric. We seek to work with organizations, museums, experts, and leadership across the country to tell the Chinese American story on DC’s national stage.

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