Community Calendar
Genghis Khan: The Exhibition
Discover the Man Behind the Legend
Friday, February 16, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018

What do pants, the pony express, cannons, paper money, skis, violins, bakhlava and “hooray!” have in common? Answer: Genghis Khan introduced them all to the West.

Not Genghis the brutal barbarian of Western history books, but Genghis the great civilizer and lawmaker, whose empire brought each of these innovations to the west, including 13th Century Mongolian-style democracy.

Now the most comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures invades the Reagan Library, its only Southern California stop on an international tour that has drawn more than a million visitors.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr.
Simi Valley , CA 93065

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Soul Mining exhibit
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Saturday, July 14, 2018

Soul Mining looks broadly at the influence of Asian labor and culture in the Americas with artists from Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Works on display uncover histories of forced migration, political struggle and transformation, and offer personal narratives to reconcile with these collective experiences.

When the United States signed into federal law the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, Chinese immigration was suspended. The formerly welcomed Chinese laborers were expelled and began moving south into Mexico and Latin America. It is said that the original fence along the southern border was built not to keep the Mexicans out but rather to detour Chinese immigrants from re-entering the United States. The narrative in the exhibition reflects a complex history of forced migration tied deeply to a web of social, political and economic issues.


TUE: 12-4
WED: 12-4
THU: 12-7
FRI: 12-4
SAT: 12-4

East Los Angeles College
Vincent Price Art Museum
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park , CA 91754

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Ancient Arts of China: A 5,000 Year Legacy
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Saturday, June 30, 2018

Curated by authorities of Chinese history and culture from the Shanghai Museum, this incredible collection portrays the evolution of Chinese art and culture.

Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world's oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife.

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana , CA 92706

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Art Salon Chinatown: Milton Quon
Saturday, June 9, 2018 Monday, July 30, 2018

Art Salon Reception Set June 24

​Art Salon Chinatown will hold a special reception celebrating the work of legendary Chinese American artist Milton Quon in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of New Chinatown at Realm, 425 Gin Ling Way, this Sunday, June 24, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Quon is best known as a Disney Studios artist and international ad agency BBD&O creative director. He also designed iconic images throughout Chinatown. His original watercolors will be on display at Art Salon through July 30. Quon, who is almost 105 years old, will make a rare public appearance at the reception.

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425 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles , CA 90012

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CFHGSC Meeting
Journey to Our Ancestral Villages
Saturday, June 30, 2018
10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Discover how to find and visit your ancestral village through Roots Plus.

Shirley Chu-Ng and Anna Gee, long time members of CFHGSC and CHSSC, always dreamed of visiting their ancestral villages. Roots Plus made it possible for non-Chinese American born Chinese like them to research and visit their villages and discover the land of their roots. Learn about their travels in Guangdong and the Roots Plus program.

Barbara Lu-Baltazar, Roots Plus Leader and CFHGSC member, will facilitate and John Wong, Roots Plus Leader, will discuss the program.

PARKING: Available at Bamboo Plaza or Mandarin Plaza (both usually $5) or metered street parking.

Refreshments will be served. If you can help by bringing refreshments, please email Thank you.

Chinese American Citizens Alliance
415 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles , CA 90012

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2018 Project by Project LA Nonprofit Panel: State of API Immigration in America
Saturday, June 30, 2018
10:45 AM 1:00 PM

Join Project by Project Los Angeles and local non-profit organizations in a discussion on issues and stories related to Asian and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander immigrants. Topics will include an overview on immigration data, challenges and issues facing immigrants and refugees in the U.S. (e.g., policy environment, temporary protected status, fears of deportation, barriers to citizenship, implications of the 2020 Census citizenship question, and more). We will also learn what these non-profit organizations are doing to support immigrants and discuss what we can do to help API Americans citizens become more empowered.

This event is FREE to attend, and light refreshments will be provided (suggested donation $10).

The Great Company
1917 Bay Street
Los Angeles , CA 90021

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Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States" Book Launch Party
Saturday, July 21, 2018
1:30 PM 3:30 PM

Under sponsorship of Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and Little Tokyo Historical Society, please join us at our book launch party of "Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States," on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, at Far Bar in Little Tokyo of Los Angeles, $10 per person for foods and drinks.

The essays in "Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea" fill gaps in the existing food studies literature by revealing and contextualizing the hidden, local histories of Chinese and Japanese restaurants in the United States. Edited by Bruce Makoto Arnold, Tanfer Emin Tunç, and Raymond Douglas Chong.

"Chock-full of tasty morsels for foodies and scholars alike." - Gil Asakawa

Far Bar
347 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles , CA 90012


Chinese American Genealogy Workshop
Monday, July 30, 2018 Wednesday, August 1, 2018
9:00 AM 5:00 PM

The workshop provides insightful presentations on Chinese genealogy research. It instructs attendees on how to use various techniques to advance their own research and discover the interesting information pertaining to their family / clan history and to identify those resources that can best serve them. There will also be exposure to the various information, material, and tools available on the Internet and in books and other sources to assist in compiling and documenting Chinese lineages. The ancestral villages of attendees will be identified and located - the primary source for family genealogy books.

North-Beach Center City College of San Francisco
808 Kearny Street
Room 503 (AM) & Room 404 - Student Lounge (PM)
San Francisco , CA 94108

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Dragonfest Expo
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Sunday, August 26, 2018
10:00 AM 2:00 PM

DRAGONFEST!!! It's the most popular martial arts and Asian cultural expo in the world! It is the martial arts version of San Diego's ComicCon. This is a two-day event and it's a fun place to see movie stars from Big Trouble in Little China, Best of the Best, the Karate Kid, Avator: The Last Airbender and so many more. Filled with vendor booths, martial arts celebrities, toys, products and so much more. Dragonfest is also a charity event and 100 percent of all funds collected goes to support the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Dragonfest website is

Pickwick Gardens Convention Center
1001 West Riverside Dr.
Burbank , CA 91506

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The 22nd Annual Historymakers Awards Gala
presented by The Chinese American Museum
Sunday, September 23, 2018
4:00 PM

This year's honorees are:

Center Theatre Group
Excellence in Art

Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation
Excellence in Community Leadership

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
Excellence in International Partnerships

Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation Scholarship Foundation
Excellence in Philanthropy

Dr. Kang L. Wang, UCLA Professor, World Leader in Semiconductor and Nano-electronics
Dr. Dan S. Louie Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award

Winston and Joanne Young, President and Vice President of Young Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.
Judge Ronald S.W. Lew Visionary Award

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles , CA 90071

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2018 APEX Annual Gala
Friday, September 28, 2018
5:30 PM 12:00 AM

It's Your Lucky Night!
APEX’s Gala is an annual fundraising benefit where the Asian Pacific Islander American community comes together to celebrate the organization’s past and present accomplishments and honors the contributions of prominent Asian Pacific Islander Americans.
This year, we're excited and honored to celebrate the milestone of the 25th year of APEX at The Millennium Biltmore. This year's theme is Casino Royale and in addition to celebrating the accomplishments during the Gala, we'll be having a casino night for all attendees to enjoy!

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90071

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