Previous Events

Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese American Inclusion

Based on primary source materials from the Hong Family Papers at The Huntington, “Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese ...
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Member Event – Digging Deeper

Michael Ho began with a short segment especially designed for our donors and members about Chinese names. He ...
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Member Event – Digging Deeper

Bo-Gay Salvador and Brian Yee shared their personal experiences in genealogy research in this session especially designed for ...
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Researching the World of Chinese Documents

Many involved in Chinese genealogy research are familiar with the Chinese jiapu/zupu and perhaps local gazetteers. Tony King ...
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Sweeping for Clues

Qīngmíng (also known as “Tomb-sweeping Day”) 2021 occurred on April 4th; it’s a “festival” when many ethnic Hàn ...
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Family Ties – Adventures in Finding My Family Stories

In collaboration with Chinese American Museum Los Angeles, moderator Michael Ho interviewed panelists Marisa Louie Lee, Bo-Gay Tong ...
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Who Is Shee?

Zachary Wilske discussed the history of US immigration laws and its impact on Chinese American women focusing on ...
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Food and Tradition Stories

Two time James Beard Award winner and globally acclaimed Chef Martin Yan wove personal stories from his childhood ...
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Crazy Rich Discoveries

Kevin Kwan shared intimate stories and photos about his family tree ranging back to the year 946. Born ...
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We Are American Soldiers

Filmmakers Katie and Gregg Porter discussed their process of documenting "We Are American Soldiers." They shared their research ...
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Researching Military History and Records

Filmmakers Katie and Gregg Porter share their journey in documenting Katie's maternal grandfather's life and military service in ...
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Why Can’t I Understand Auntie?

Linguist Patrick Chew provided a basic introduction on Chinese dialects, focusing primarily on the Pearl River Delta of ...
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The Chinese Name Game

Michael Ho gave an overview of Chinese naming conventions and practices that family history researchers may encounter in ...
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How The Chinese Exclusion Act Impacted My Family

Patti Dung, Steve Kwok and Shirley Chu-Ng shared how the Chinese Exclusion Act impacted their family members. Login ...
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Visiting Our Ancestral Villages

Kitty L. Lew shared her journey to three of her four ancestral villages in Taishan, Donguan and Zengcheng.  ...
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Identities Lost and Found

Trae Nicholson shared her varied approaches to identifying "mystery people" in family photographs. After finding her father’s box ...
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Jiapus and Family Genealogical Books

Steve Kwok discussed family ancestral books (jiapu and zupu) including: how to find them; how to make sense ...
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