Download: CAAPAM Seminar May 2011 Flyer
主題：100 Years of Chinese American History in MN from 1911 – 2011 – Story from Within
開幕儀式： May 04, 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.
地點： Landmark Center, Saint Paul, MN
展覽期：05/01/2011, 12:00 p.m. to 06/13/2011, 5:00 p.m.
(06/16 – 07/16 轉往 Burnsville Performing Arts Center 展覽）
Minnesota Chinese Cultural Services Center (MCCSC),
Chinese American Academic and Professional Association in Minnesota (CAAPAM),
Asian Media Access (AMA),
Minnesota Veterans Association in Minnesota (MCVA),
and several other Chinese community organizations.
The exhibition highlights the Chinese American Minnesotans, their contributions and struggles, with a special emphasis on the Oral and Photo History throughout MN. May 4th event will include Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Photo Exhibition, Introduction of the 15 Oral History Interviewees, and Exhibition Tour.
The reason of choosing the 100 years – from 1911 – 2011 is inspired by the MN Historical Society book – 「Chinese in Minnesota」 description – “By 1910 the Chinese population had grown to nearly 400. This included more than 100 Chinese men in Iron Range towns, where they operated small businesses, including laundries, to meet the demands of the men who worked in lumber camps and mines. Family life developed slowly in Minnesota’s early Chinese community and elsewhere in the United States, due to the restrictions of the immigration law, Chinese tradition, and the high cost of trans-Pacific travel. Nevertheless, at least six families were established in Minnesota before 1910.” We see 1911 is a new beginning for Chinese American in MN, with establishing immigration patterns and soon many events followed, such as: establishing cultural and social organizations, businesses, involving in mainland politics, and active education exchange, etc.
The project will capture information about Chinese immigration history in MN, settling experience and their memories in relationships to historical events back in the homeland. The whole project will include:
• 15 Oral History Interviews with Chinese Americans in MN
• Photo and Audio/Video Exhibition, May – June, 2011 (along with Chinese American Artists’ works)
• Educational Package with DVDs, including Photo Exhibition of Chinese American History in MN, 15 Oral History Interviews, 100 Chinese Families Slide Show and the whole year event records.
Special thanks to the MN Historical Society’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to make this project possible. All our events are free and open to the public, please check on:
Event: 3rd Annual Cultural Perspectives Exhibition
Theme: Story From Within
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., May 15, 2011 (Sunday)
Rules and Form: Download
Republic of China (Taiwan) Centennial Celebration Commission of MN (ROC100 MN), along with Minnesota Chinese Cultural Services Center (MCCSC), Asian Media Access (AMA), Chinese American Academic and Professionals Association in MN (CAAPAM), International Festival of Burnsville (IFB), the Burnsville Performing Arts Center (BPAC), and several other Chinese community organizations are seeking artworks to display at the Third Annual Cultural Perspectives Exhibition; this year’s exhibit is titled “Story from Within” – Chinese American Artists’ Reflection on Their Experience in Minnesota. Please see the attached file for details.
We look forward to having many creative artists participate this great exhibition that will coincide with “100 Years of Chinese American History in Minnesota, 1911 – 2011” Photo Exhibition Part II at the same location, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, from June 16 to July 16.
Chinese American Academic and Professional Association (CAAPAM, 明州華人學術聯誼會) cordially invite you and your families/friends to its first seminar of 2011. This seminar is free and open to the public.
Seminar Title: 從心開始，邁向成功與卓越 – From the Heart, towards Success and Excellence
Speaker: Dr. Paul Hsu (許成之博士)
Date/Time: April 9 (Sat.), 2:00 p.m.
Place: St. Paul Student Center Room 202, U. of MN
2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
Dr. Hsu received his Master and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from U. of California, San Diego. He has been a professor taught in several universities in Taiwan. He is recently retired and is living in the Twin Cities. Dr. Hsu’s knowledge and interests are very broad. Besides to the engineering and science fields, he has also taught classes in management, knowledge/information management, communication, etc. Please join us to hear what messages are Dr. Hsu going to deliver through this exciting seminar!