Welcome to our 2017 - 2018 program! Below are some of the presentations featured in the upcoming season.
Developing Patronage: Wells Fargo’s Chinese and Asian Pacific Heritage
September 9, 2017
Imagining an express and banking business which connected the East Coast with the gold fields out in the West, Wells Fargo in 1852 opened offices in New York, Sacramento, and San Francisco. From its archives and History Museum, an illustrated lecture will take us on a journey of how Wells Fargo has served the unique needs of Chinese and Asian Pacific people.
The Auspicious Bamboo: Touring the Bamboo Collection at Hoyt Arboretum
October 7, 2017
Bamboo, has historically played a functional role in the daily lives of the Chinese, including work, study, cuisine, and art. It symbolizes humility, endurance, flexibility and righteousness; qualities which a scholar strives to emulate. Enjoy a tour by the Curator of Hoyt Arboretum of its Bamboo Forest to learn about this member of the grass family.
Exploring Hell Tales from Sichuan in Chinese Shadow Theater
December 2, 2017
A series of interesting tales (historical and vernacular), which are part of the regional Sichuan Shadow Theater tradition to encourage people to do good and avoid evil, will be shared and demonstrated. Several themes will be explored via images and a synopsis of one or two popular Shadow Theater plays.