Monday, February 26, 2018

Coming Up Next: Darlene Chiu Bryant of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Lantern Festival and More!

Coming up on the next show I will be welcoming Darlene Chiu Bryant, a member of the Board of Directors of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation based in San Francisco. 

From 1910 to 1940, Angel Island was the site of an immigration station. It functioned as and is often compared to Ellis Island. Yet policies were enforced that were designed to exclude – rather than welcome – many Pacific Coast immigrants from 82 countries.

In 1970 the center was slated for demolition – until an important discovery was made. Sparked by this discovery, Bay Area Asian Americans organized to spearhead the historical preservation and interpretation of the station.

In 1983, the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation was formed.

Friday, March 2 marks celebration of the Lantern Festival. Signaling the end of Chinese New Year celebrations, displaying lanterns is still a major event on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, even after over 2000 years of observances. It's also the "true" Chinese Valentine's Day.

Join us this coming Saturday, March 3, 2018 for all this and more on the next broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. We'll have our usual segments, including our Weekly Almanac of exhibitions and events you can attend all across the USA.

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