Aug. 30, 2012
Downtown San Jose
City Beneath The City
Historical Walking Tour
5pm - 7pm
$30 p/person, includes family style Chinese food dinner at P.F. Chang's China Bistro in downtown San Jose.
Space is limited. Advance reservation is required.
To reserve, call 408-283-8155
Discover the city beneath the city. Join us on a historical tour in downtown San Jose’s original Market Street Chinatown site. Then stay for a Chinese family style dinner.
Join ICA curator Susan O'Malley, artist Rene Yung and historian Connie Yu on a historical walk through downtown San Jose. Tracing the past to the present, the tour will begin on South 1st Street at the San Jose ICA to view the City Beneath the City exhibition and then continue to the Market Street Chinatown area, a few blocks north. Connie and Rene will expand our understanding of the downtown area through stories and historical maps. We will end the walk at a local Chinese food restaurant for a family style meal.
Historian Connie Yu wrote Chinatown San Jose, USA. A third generation Californian, her maternal great-grandfather worked on the Transcontinental Railroad and her paternal grandfather came to San Jose’s Chinatown as a child in 1881. She has long been involved in historical projects and her writings have been included in several publications, including Making Waves, an anthology of writings by Asian American women.
Rene Yung creates artworks, such as City Beneath the City, that connect people, history, and place, to reveal overlooked patterns and hidden narratives. Her work has been exhibited at international venues including TransCulture, part of the 46th Venice Biennale; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Yung is the recipient of many grant awards, including from the San Francisco Foundation, the Creative Work Fund, the California Council on the Humanities, and the Center for Cultural Innovation.