on Monday, January 21, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Join the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra on a journey south to explore the music of Latin America when Quinteto Latino shares the stage with SFCO. This performance is sure to get you on your feet when you hear the vibrant colors and vigorous rhythms of Latin America.
East Wind Books Presents
Film Showing and Book Talk
With Author and Filmmaker, Raymond Chong
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Raymond Douglas Chong’s journey in search of his family roots in Kaiping, Guangdong, China leads to his ancestral village where he interviews villagers and uncovers its peasant history. With remarkable footprints, Chong traces his family’s five generation migrations to America. Following great-great-great and great-great grandfathers who worked as laborers in gold fields during the California Gold Rush and the Far West’s Transcontinental Railroad.
Then during the restrictive Chinese Exclusion Act which banned migrating workers and women, Chong’s grandfather joined a credit partnership, opening a foodway of Chop Suey (cuisine) houses. Raymond Douglas Chong’s family story is a unique personal view spanning the full spectrum of Chinese in America.
Desserts donated by:
Wa Sung Community Service Club and
Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Asian Cultural Center,
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290. Oakland, CA 94607
Eastwind Books of Berkeley and
Oakland Asian Cultural Center welcome
‘Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution’ Book Launch
Sunday, JANUARY 27, 2019 4:30pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street Suite 290 Oakland, CA 94607
LAST BOAT OUT OF SHANGHAI is based on the dramatic, real-life stories of a generation caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution—a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by migrants today.
Zia weaves together the stories of four young Shanghai residents who wrestled with the decision to abandon everything for an uncertain life as refugees in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the U.S.
Helen Zia is the author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, a finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. Zia is the co-author, with Wen Ho Lee, of My Country Versus Me: The First-Hand Account by the Los Alamos Scientist Who Was Falsely Accused of Being a Spy. She is also a former executive editor of Ms. magazine. A graduate of Princeton University, she holds an honorary doctor of laws degree from the City University of New York School of Law and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Join OACC and partners for our free Annual Lunar New Year Celebration to welcome the Year of the Boar! The event will feature performances such as Lion Dancing, Chinese folk dance, Mongolian folk dance, guzheng/zither, taiko drumming, the Family Reading Celebration, and more to be announced!
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