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17th Annual Benefit Dinner

17th Benefit Dinner

Don’t miss our 17th Benefit Dinner May 19, 2018 at New Furama. We promise it will be a memorable evening! Tickets are now for sale on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinese-american-museum-of-chicago-17th-benefit-dinner-tickets-43683813462


A Village Doctor's Choice

A Village Doctors Chcoice

Join us for Season 6 of Asian Pop-Up Cinema for a screening of “A Village Doctor’s Choice” April 14, 2018, 2-4 pm. Admission is free, but RSVP (https://www.asianpopupcinema.org/choice41418/) is required.


Triple AmazonSmile donation promotion starts today

Amazon Love

3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase - through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4492615 and Amazon donates to Chinatown Museum Foundation.


Asian Pop-up Cinema Presents: A VILLAGE DOCTOR'S CHOICE (甘南曼巴)

Village Doctor

Join us for the 6th season of Asian Pop-up Cinema


China | 2014 | 85 Minutes | in Mandarin w/English subs | Genre:  Melodrama

Directed: Zhou Yu-Pan

Starring: Tien Xiao-jie, Ma Shao-hua and Tibetan origin actors

Film source:  The Consulate General of People's Republic of China in Chicago/Bureau for External Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture, P.R. China

Produced by China National Television & Broadcast Bureau in 2013 and released domestically in 2014 China only, A Village Doctor's Choice is a true story-inspired movie.  It portrayed the challenges that faced a Shanghai Medical College student when he was sent to the wild and savage Tibetan prairie to work as their one and only doctor "manba" in the late 60's.   When his grown up son eventually wanted to follow his father's footsteps, he was once again confronted with the question whether or not he has made the right choice for himself; and if his son should succeed him as the next "manba".

Festivals & Accolades:

The film won the Best Picture award at the 2014 Beijing International Film Festival.




Screening of “Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story”

Dance through life

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is pleased to welcome filmmaker Rick Quan for a screening of his documentary "Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Life Story."

100 year old Dorothy Toy Fong is a living dance legend. During the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s she teamed up with Paul Wing to become the most famous Asian American dance duo in this country’s history. Toy and Wing were pioneers, performing on Broadway and in Hollywood films. Dorothy, whose real last name is Takahashi continued to perform during World War Two, although her parents and relatives were sent to an internment camp in Topaz, Utah.

From the 1960’s to the mid 70’s, Dorothy managed and performed with her Oriental Playgirl Revue which traveled throughout the U.S, Canada, Europe and Japan. She also ran a dance studio in the basement of her Oakland home where she taught hundreds of children how to dance. Dorothy still lives in Oakland, with her daughter.

Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=1NDbA9agUUE

Rick Quan is a two time Emmy award winner with more than 30 years of broadcast experience. He is the first Chinese American television sportscaster in the country. Rick currently works at ABC7 in San Francisco as a fill in sports anchor and field reporter. Rick also runs his own production company and has produced segments for the Chinese Historical Society of America and Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-dancing-through-life-the-dorothy-toy-story-tickets-43895138541


Happy Chinese Lantern Festival - Monthly Newsletter for February 2018

Happy Lantern Festival

Please click here or on the picture to see our latest newsletter.


Puppet Dance - see the performance

Puppet Dance

Click here to see a performance of a puppet dance by Li Yan

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