San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is a nonprofit organization. The museum was founded in 1996 by the San Diego Chinese Historical Society under the leadership of its first three presidents: Sally Wong, Tom Hom, and Dr. Alexander Chuang. Charles Tyson donated the museum's current building, originally a Chinese mission located at 645 First Avenue, and in 1991, the City of San Diego graciously provided a piece of land in the original Chinatown area where the museum now resides.
Since opening in 1996, the museum has presented more than 47 exhibits highlighting the rich tradition of Chinese culture and history in San Diego and the world. The museum also features a library of books on Chinese culture and a tranquil garden with koi pond.
Annual and life-time memberships are available to the society and museum. As a privately funded, nonprofit organization, the museum depends upon the generosity of its members.
The mission of SDCHM is to collect, preserve, and share the Chinese American experience and Chinese history, culture, and art to educate our diverse community and its visitors.
Stamped — China Proclaims Its Changing of the Guard
The Chinese Civil War (1945-1949) was not just about ideology and combat — hyperinflation during the war years also played a crucial role in allowing Mao Zedong’s Communist Army to triumph over Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang Nationalist Army.
This exhibit features actual mailed envelopes with postage stamps of the period, as well as currency, photographs, and documents that graphically illustrate this time of tremendous social upheaval.
Exhibit runs August 16 to October 31.
The process of conveying and sharing ideas among various cultures and peoples is one of Li Huai’s key artistic research interests.
Perpetually Dazzled, inspired by a recent visit to China, addresses the problems of information and interpretation while using the Chuang Archive and Learning Center as a supporting structure. This exhibit runs from October 4 to December 6.
Li Huai received her MFA in art at the California Institute of the Arts before joining the faculty of the Visual Arts Department at UCSD. Her work ranges from installation to Chinese calligraphy and has been featured in prestigious venues in San Diego, Asia, and Europe.
Walk-ins welcome but reservations are recommended. RSVP: email@example.com.
Saturday, November 1, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 8, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 6, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 13, 11:00 a.m.
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