Dear 1990 Institute Community,

Happy New Year to all! I hope this finds you enjoying the lunar new year with friends and family. 

Our next gathering will be held on Friday, March 1: join the 1990 Community for wine and cheese (from 7-8 pm) before the performance of King of the Yees, a comedy based on a Chinese American family in San Francisco’s Chinatown which mixes and breaks cultural, familial, national and personal boundaries. The play is being shown at SF Playhouse, 450 Post Street.

We’ve arranged for discounted group tickets. Click here to reserve your tickets.

In addition: 

  • By popular request, we’ve moved the deadline for the 1990 Institute Video Contest to April 30. This year’s video contest theme is “What’s in Your Wok?” Don’t miss your chance to submit a video! Anyone 13 or older can compete.
  • May 1, 7 pm: in continuation of our Book Bonanza program, we’re featuring Helen Zia, author of the highly acclaimed Last Boat Out of Shanghai, at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco.
  • May 31: contest winners from our 1990 Institute Video Contest will be announced. 
  • June 9, 2 pm: in continuation of our Book Bonanza program, we’re featuring award winning author, Julia Flynn Siler, who will discuss her new book The White Devil’s Daughters, at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch. 
  • July 26 and 27, 2019: CHINA NOW, our seminar for teachers and the general public on modern China will be held in Redwood City and by simulcast. Sign up here.

Looking forward to seeing you at our 1990 Community events!


Cora Yang
Executive Director

Educating the next generation of Americans and Chinese to broaden and increase mutual understanding.
P.O. Box 383
San Francisco, CA 94104-0383

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