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AABANY Tour of Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion

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AABANY Tour of Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion

Time: April 4, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
Location: New-York Historical Society
Street: 170 Central Park West
City/Town: New York
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Event Discipline: museum
Organized By: a4 - Network Admin
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2015

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Just 4 weeks left to view the exhibit at the New York State Historical Society: "Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion" (79th & Central Park West)!

This Exhibit is the result of a unique and successful collaboration between the Historical Society & cultural and community groups (e.g. Museum of Chinese in America, Angel Island Foundation,etc),  Asian American Studies Scholars, generous Philanthropists like  Oscar Tang, Curator Marcie Reavan (formerly from "CityLore") & civic leaders & activists in the Asian American community.

Discounted Group Tour Tickets are now available on-line (no fee) - sponsored by the Asian American Bar Association of NY, in partnership with the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni and the AA Alumni of Harvard & Binghamton. Group tours are on 3/28 (Sat) and 4/4 (Sat). A4 hosts a Summer Fellow courtesy of AAAYA (Promo code : "AAAYA")

  • Tickets for staggered times: 12 noon and thereafter on the hour (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3  p.m.). 
  • $14/adult*  - each registered holder receives 1 return museum ticket free.

            *further reductions for seniors, children, students

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From the New York Historical Society Website:

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States—a history that involved New York from its very beginnings—and will raise the question "What does it mean to be an American?” The exhibit narrative extends from the late eighteenth century to the present and includes all regions of the country, thus interpreting the Chinese American saga as a key part of American history.

Within the exhibition, rich in media and artifacts, will be little-known stories, such as the voyage of the Empress of China, which set sail from New York in the late eighteenth century; how young Chinese boys were sent by their government to study at elite New England schools during the nineteenth century; the unprecedented immigration legislation known as the Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred most Chinese from entering the United States; the nineteenth-century newspaper, called Chinese American, and its founder Wong Chin Foo; and the Chinese American activists who used the American justice system to try to overturn the Exclusion Act.

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