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San Francisco Public Library Joins in Promoting Shanghai Celebration

For Immediate Release: January 19, 2010
Contacts: Michelle Jeffers (415) 557-4282

San Francisco Public Library
Joins in Promoting Shanghai Celebration
A Year of Shanghai by the Bay

San Francisco Public Library is thrilled to be taking part in Shanghai Celebration, a yearlong festival spearheaded by the Asian Art Museum that explores San Francisco’s sister city through exhibitions, performances and special events throughout the Bay Area.

The Library will be hosting numerous programs in 2010 featuring films, authors, artwork and culture from Shanghai:

March – May: Shanghai Embroidery Exhibit
Chinese Center, Third Floor, Main Library
The exhibition will showcase elegant examples of this vivid and beautiful art form from the city of Shanghai.

March 4, 11, 18 & 25: Shanghai: City of the Future
Thursday at Noon film series, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, Noon
Screening of films that show the vibrancy and diversity of Shanghai.

  • March 4: Fists of Legend
  • March 11: Lust, Caution;
  • March 18: Shanghai Ghetto;
  • March 25: Seeking Art in Shanghai
  • March 14: Shanghai 2010 documentary screening, 2 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library. Produced by D3 Productions, Inc., this documentary explores Shanghai, delving into the construction of elaborate World Expo pavilions, showing off typical Shanghai eats and uncovering Shanghai’s famous jazz scene reminiscent of the 1930s.

April 6: Open Books: Author Anchee Min
6:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library
Author Anchee Min will be discussing her new novel, Pearl of China.

May 1 through August 5: 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Immigration Station, Angel Island
Exhibit, Main Library, 6th Floor
A panel exhibit on the “Ellis Island of the West,” where more than one million immigrants from 80 countries took their first steps onto American soil between 1910 and 1940. This program is co-sponsored by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.

May 22: Shanghai Film Program
Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 2-4 p.m.
A screening of a classic Shanghai film followed by a question and answer session.

May 23: Shanghai Cultural Festival
Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 2-4 p.m.
Festival will include presentations of Shanghai opera, indigenous folk dancing, modern martial arts and a fashion show. Demonstrations will be given of Shanghai’s unique twists on traditional Chinese crafts such as paper cutting, pastry dough sculptures and poured sugar sculptures.

July 21: Angel Island: The Shanghai Connection
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Main Library, 6 p.m.
Judy Yung, author of Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America, will discuss the significance of the Shanghai Connection from the Russian Revolution through World War II. This program is co-sponsored by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.

All programs at the Library are free and open to the public.

Library programs are part of the Shanghai Celebration. For more information on this San Francisco Bay Area-wide festival presented throughout 2010 and its associated exhibitions, films, performances, lectures, and other events, please visit The cornerstone of the Celebration is the Asian Art Museum's presentation of Shanghai, a major exhibition examining the visual culture of one of China's most cosmopolitan cities, scheduled for February 12–September 5, 2010.

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