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Chinese Cultural Events

OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENTS

Chinese American: Exclusion / Inclusion

January 28 – June 1, 2016

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

America’s desire for trade with China is older than Independence, yet in 1882 the nation’s borders shut for the first time to exclude Chinese workers. A long and bitter contest over immigration and citizenship ensued, influenced by tensions within the United States and the changing tenor of relations between the two countries. Free to Multnomah County Residents. Tickets required otherwise.

 

Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns

February 29 – June 21, 2016

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

Using both rare and seldom seen objects like Chinese opera costumes, theatrical sets, bilingual text, audiovisual media, and interactive visitor stations, Beyond the Gate tells a sprawling transnational story of contact and trade between China and the West, focusing on Portland’s Old (1850-1905) and New Chinatown (1905-1950). Free to Multnomah County Residents. Tickets required otherwise.

 

Immigrant Voices from Portland’s Historic Chinatowns

February 29, Monday

Panel Discussion with Bertha Lee Saiget, Kenneth Fong, and Robert Luck

7PM – 9PM
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97211

Beyond the Gate Opening Celebration

Featuring a presentation by Dr. Judy Yung
Free admission 10am – 5pm as part of Smithsonian Museum Day

March 12, Saturday

2PM – 3:30PM
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

 

Chinese Couplets

Presented by Felicia Lowe

March 12, Saturday

5PM – 7PM
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

 

Angel Island Immigration Station and Chinese Exclusion

Film showing and book talk presented by Judy Yung & Felicia Lowe

March 13, Sunday

2PM – 3:30PM
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
KPC Community Room
75 NW Couch Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

 

The Making of Asian America

Lecture and book talk presented by Dr. Erika Lee

April 14, Thursday

7PM – 9PM
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205