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July 24, 2015 @ 12:19 am by admin

Chinese American Fraternalism, Dragon Dancing, and You

Don’t miss the 2015 Enriching History Colloquium, taking place in San Francisco on Nov. 22 – just one day after the XIV World Conference Join us for the conference and stay for a FREE, fascinating Masonic education experience.

This year’s Colloquium theme is “The Chinese Encounter America: Emigration, Fraternalism, and Freemasonry.” Participants explore how in addition to building railroads and other crucial infrastructure, Chinese-American immigrants contributed to developing rich, urban cultures – including their own Masonic organizations. The Colloquium includes an array of special guest speakers, a live performance of a dragon dance, and a free, delicious lunch.

2015 Enriching History Colloquium – “The Chinese Encounter America: Emigration, Fraternalism, and Freemasonry”

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

California Room, California Masonic Memorial Temple
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

RSVP by emailing:

Special Guest Speakers:
Bennet Bronson, Ph.D. – Co-author of both “Splendors of the Forbidden City: The Glorious Age of Qianlong,” and “Unwrapping the Textile Traditions.”
Philip Choy – Architect, former president of the Chinese Historical Society of America; recipient of San Francisco State University’s President’s Medal and Lewis Award for Western History; and author of three books, including “San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History & Architecture,” and “The Coming Man: 19th Century American Perceptions of the Chinese.”
Chuimei Ho, Ph.D. – Founder of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago; curator of three museums, including the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford; and co-author of three books including, “Life in the Imperial Court of Qing Dynasty China” and “Splendors of the Forbidden City: The Glorious Age of Qianlong.”
Joanne Orion Miller, B.A. – Anthropologist and author of “Shakedown.”
Paul Rich, Ph.D. – Senior professor of international relations and history at the University of the Americas, Puebla Mexico; visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; president of the Policy Studies Organization; and author/editor of more than 30 books.
Wendy Rouse, Ph.D. – Lecturer at San Francisco State University and author of “Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco” and “Chinese American Death Rituals.

There is no cost for this Masonic education event. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. Advance reservations are required.

To reserve your place, contact More information is available at

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