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  • February 01, 2023 7:40 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

    CBS News Reporter Mary Lee interviewed CHCP Advisory Member/Historian Connie Young Yu and CHCP Director Brenda Hee Wong, to report on efforts being made to raise awareness for San Jose's historic Market Street Chinatown, destroyed by anti-Chinese arson in 1888.

  • December 21, 2022 7:29 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

    CHCP shared Chinese winter solstice traditions and children's holiday crafts at the Chinese American Historical Museum (CAHM) for History Park's Children's Heritage Holiday event on December 17, 2022.

  • November 17, 2022 6:21 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

    The Chinese American Museum DC (CAMDC) hosted a webinar with a distinguished panel who talked about some of the Chinese American men and women who have served our nation and their great American stories.

    The panel consisted of Montgomery “Monty” Hom (Founder and Executive Producer of the Chinese American GI Project), Connie Yu (CHCP Advisory Board Member/Historian), and Wilem Wong (retired New York City Police Sergeant with over 34 years of service in the United States Army Reserve). 

  • November 09, 2022 6:02 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

    CHCP was a Gold Sponsor for Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN)’s "Expand Our Dream" Fundraising Gala. CHCP attendees at the Gala included (left to right):  CHCP Advisory Board Member/FCSN Board of Directors Co-Chair James Chiao, CHCP Trustee/Co-Founder Gerrye Wong, CHCP Member/FCSN Director of Volunteer Support Linmei Chiao, CHCP Director Brenda Hee Wong, CHCP Advisory Board Member Nathan Louie, and CHCP VP of Education Chris Jochim.

  • October 31, 2022 7:02 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

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    At History Park's Children's Halloween Haunt, CHCP hosted Halloween Bat and Spider games, and shared Chinese culture about Bats and Spiders.

  • October 27, 2022 7:19 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

    A new article in the Annual Review of Anthropology, “Race and Racism in Archaeologies of Chinese American Communities,” by co-authors Kelly Fong, Laura Ng, Jocelyn Lee, Veronica Peterson, and Barbara Voss, has just been published. Barbara Voss is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University and a CHCP Advisory Board Member.

    Annual Review of Anthropology is one of the top-ranked journals in the discipline. The articles selected by its editorial board often become foundational to the next generation of scholarship.

    This article provides a critical review of current research and charts future directions for antiracist Chinese diaspora archaeologies. Notably, this is the first such review article in which the majority of the authors are Chinese American.

    The article draws examples from the Market Street Chinatown and other studies that CHCP has been involved in, to highlight best practices for antiracist and intersectional interventions in archaeology.

    Read the article here: http://www.annualreviews.org/eprint/I35GDXAICU24NE4BYKNY/full/10.1146/annurev-anthro-041320-014548

  • October 06, 2022 5:52 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

    An Orientation / Training class was held for CHCP's Student Docent Cultural Ambassador Program (SDCAP) at History Park San Jose. Visit our Volunteer page for information about this rewarding program for high school / college students and their parents.

  • September 23, 2022 4:53 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

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    Chinese Historical and Cultural Project co-founder Gerrye Wong and Paul Gee, a pioneering Napa Valley winemaker, model Imperial Mandarin robes from the collection of Nathan Louie at the CHCP’s 35th anniversary celebration on Sept. 17, 2022 in San Jose. (Joanne Chan/Chinese Historical and Cultural Project)

    The following is an excerpt from the 09/23/22 San Jose Mercury News:

    By Sal Pizarro

    The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project got its start when San Jose city officials contacted leaders in the Chinese community after artifacts from a 19th century Chinatown were found during construction of the Fairmont Hotel in 1986. Last Saturday, the group was back in downtown San Jose to celebrate its 35th anniversary with a crowd of 650 people at the Marriott hotel.

    Gerrye Wong, co-founder and a trustee of the group, introduced the event’s honorees: Buck Gee, brothers Arthur and Daniel Jue, Patrick Kwok, Michael Chan, Chenming and Margaret Hu, and the Bay Area Chrysanthemum Growers Association.

    “This was the first opportunity for the Chinese community to join together during COVID times to support the 35 years of service the CHCP has done to spread Chinese American history to the valley” said Wong, joined by co-chair Debbie Gong-Guy. Assemblyman Evan Low brought a state proclamation and Dr. Paul Gee presented the event chairs with bottles from his private collection of Bouchaine wine from his 100-year-old Napa Valley vineyard.

    The event was highlighted by a showcase of Chinese fashions, including ornate Mandarin robes, from the collections of Nathan Louie and Sunny Chen, with 30 models representing various organizations including Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Silicon Valley Lions Club and CATS. And the auction got lively with emcee Dion Lim and former U.S. Rep. Mike Honda vying for dinners hosted by celebrity chef Martin Yan and a visit to the famous “Flintstone House” in Hillsborough going to eager bidder Eleanor Yick.

  • September 22, 2022 6:54 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

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    Listen to Juliette Leong, an amazing 6-year-old prodigy, play the Seitz Concerto on the violin at the Gala:

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