NEWS RELEASES

2017

The Finding Cleveland Experience To Screen at SDCHM with a Special Performance and Q&A with Film Directors

July 13, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA–The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is excited to announce a screening of the award-winning documentary short film, The Finding Cleveland Experience. This film uncovers the seldom told history of the early Chinese immigrants in the Mississippi Delta during the time of segregation and the Chinese Exclusion Act. The film takes the audience on an emotional journey filled with amazing discoveries as seen through the eyes of Charles Chiu and his family as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the gravesite of Charles’ father, KC Lou. In less than 48 hours, Charles has many surprising encounters with the local townspeople, who help fill in some blanks about the father he never knew.

Exhibition Opening at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, “Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom” 

April 25, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA–The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is pleased to announce the homegrown exhibition, Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom. Many in San Diego have heard of longtime Chinese American leader and political legend, Tom Hom, but only his family and close friends are aware of his artistic talents. Now at 90 years old, for the first time ever, Tom Hom is going public with his art! This exhibition will highlight Hom’s dedication to documenting the Chinese American experience in artistic form. Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom, will be held in Downtown San Diego at SDCHM from May 20 – August 20.

Chinese Tea Tasting Adventure with New York Times Bestselling Author, Lisa See at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

March 30, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA–The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) has partnered with Adventures by the Book for a Chinese Tea Tasting Adventure with extraordinary New York Times bestselling author, Lisa See. Lisa See will make a return visit to the very place that inspired her to write her latest novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, which tells the story of a Chinese mother and her daughter separated by circumstances, culture, and distance.

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum First Stop in Largest Global Exhibition Tour of Chineses Typewriters

January 3, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA–The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) will launch the international tour of Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age, which explores the seemingly impossible, yet technologically crucial Chinese typewriter – a machine that types a language with no alphabet, yet has more than 70,000 characters. The exhibition, curated by award-winning Stanford historian Dr. Thomas S. Mullaney, will be in Downtown San Diego at SDCHM from January 21 – April 16 before it moves to the SFO Airport Museum, the Museum of Chinese in America in New York and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

2016

Honor & Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese to Screen at SDCHM with a Special Appearance By Executive Producer

October 13, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA—The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) will screen the film, Honorcvand Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center on November 19, 2016 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. A Q&A will follow the film screening. Special guests including the executive producer, Samantha Chang, will help facilitate the discussion. This event is the film’s San Diego premiere.

Painting Demonstration with Acclaimed Chinese Artist, Henry Wo Yue-Kee

September 14, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA—The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is pleased to announce the Museum will host acclaimed Chinese brush painter and calligrapher, Henry Wo Yue-kee on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Wo will demonstrate his unique painting techniques as he captures the essence of nature in front of an audience at the Museum. The audience will witness the themes of happiness, friendliness, tranquility, and harmony as Wo paints a poem in praise of nature.

New Leadership Marks New Era For San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

August 9, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA—The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) – a cultural landmark located in the heart of downtown San Diego – named a new Executive Director for the first time in two decades. Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, a California native, comes to SDCHM with wide-ranging international experience in arts administration and fine arts curation related to Asian and Chinese art history. She succeeds the Museum’s founding Executive Director, Dr. Alexander Chuang, who has retired after twenty years of service.

Book Signing with Chinese American Historian, Murray K. Lee

June 7, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA— The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is pleased to announce the book signing with Murray K. Lee, author of Elephant and the Indians: My Grandfather, the “Elephant,” a Chinese Railroad Worker, Captured by Indians. Murray Lee has re-imagined his grandfather’s odyssey into an exciting tale of intrigue, action, and cultural exchange.