This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco
Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by IFEA, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in the country.
February 11, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Started in the 1860's by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Since 1958, the parade has been under the direction of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
Over 100 units will participate in the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers , and of course the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court. A crowd favorite is the spectacular 268' Golden Dragon ("Gum Lung") It takes a team of over 100 men and women from the martial arts group, White Crane to carry this dragon throughout the streets of San Francisco.
This year's Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade promises to warm your heart and electrify your senses, come rain or shine.
This is a smoke free event.
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Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
Monday, April 3, 2023 - 5:00pm PT
Join us for a discussion with Mike Chinoy on his new book that expands on USCI's Assignment: China series.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 4:00pm
Join us for Aynne Kokas's discussion of the global battle for control over and use of the personal and institutional data we create every day.