ACCC Zoom Class: Discovering the Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown

Starts: August 6, 2020 at 10:00 am
Ends: August 6, 2020 at 11:00 am

Learning Chinese Culture in America Guest Speaker Series:
Discovering the Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown

Speakers: Brenda Hee Wong, CHCP Director
Erwin Wong, CHCP Director

Before the Japanese, before the Filipinos, before any other Asian community in San Jose, there were the Chinese. Did you know that five Chinatowns existed in San Jose? And did you know that the fifth Chinatown, Heinlenville, provided the nurturing environment that gave birth to San Jose Japantown? Join us to learn and discover the historic and cultural treasures of San Jose. The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) will discuss “Heinlenville” Chinatown, the Ng Shing Gung Temple, and the interconnected histories of Chinese in San Jose.

Thursday, August 6, 10 to 11 am, Free

To register for this Avenidas Chinese Community Center (ACCC) class/activity: email Rosie Chow rchow@avenidas.org or Pinki Fung pfung@avenidas.org. Please include your name, email address and phone number. Please put the name of the class in the subject line. Once you complete registration for your class, you will receive an email confirmation with the new Zoom link information and instructions for joining the class.