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Chinese Portland

Upcoming Events


The Annual Mildred Schnitzer Lecture in Asian ArtChinese Exclusion Act image

Film Screening and Panel Discussion:  "The Chinese Exclusion Act"

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 25, 7-8:30 p.m.
Place: Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue

Through powerful and illuminating visuals, historical documents, testimonies and insights of leading scholars and experts, The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary explores the history of Chinese immigration to the United States and its significance to issues of globalization, immigration, labor and civil rights today.

The film explores what a little-known 1882 law, the Chinese Exclusion Act, has to do with American identity, democracy, and civil rights today.

For more information, click here


First Saturday PDX: Mary Hirsch, "Exploring Hell Tales from Sichuan in Chinese Shadow Theater"

Date/Time: Saturday, December 2nd, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Place: PSU Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC), Room 230

This presentation will share and demonstrate 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.  Several themes will be explored via images and a synopsis of one or two popular Shadow Theater plays. For more information, click here.

Places to Visit

lansu imageLan Su Chinese Garden (蘭蘇園

Old Town Chinatown

Portland's "Shanghai" Tunnels

Chinese Restaurants in Portland