Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) will be participating in History San Jose's Spirit of '45 Living History Day on August 4, 2018. Come to enjoy the parks transformation back to 1945 with vintage military and civilian cars, a fashion show, and more.
CHCP will present a film series with Q&A discussions following the screening. The First Battle: The Battle for Equality in War-time Hawaii is about the war fears and racial tensions against the Japanese rising in the midst of World War II, a Council for Inter-racial Unity was formed in 1939. A few individuals had an extraordinary impact on the course of events for maintaining equal rights and fair treatment for Japanese-Hawaiians. Hung Wai Ching, a Chinese-American, worked to minimize the impact of the mass Japanese American internment orders and influenced the formation of the US Army 422nd Japanese-American Combat Regiment. Q&A with H.W. Ching's son, Kit Ling and his wife Rowena Chow to follow screening. The screening for this film starts at 1:00 pm.
The second film, Crossing Oceans in Service to Country, begins at 3:00 pm. This documentary film tells of the US Army Chinese-American Division, trained at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and their assignment to be Chinese language translators in China. Q&A with Vivian Low, writer, author and producer of film.
Light refreshments will be served.
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When: Saturday, August 4 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Where: Firehouse at History Park, 2nd floor - 635 Phelan Ave San Jose, CA