Asian Heritage

Thursdays and Friday, 5/3/18 to 5/25/18
8pm to 9pm
Mandarin w/ Chinese subtitles.
Legendary Taste of Sichuan, part 1 aims to bring the most tempting dishes to the many food lovers who Sichuan cuisine. Part 2 includes beautiful scenery, exotic ingredients, tempting cuisine, legendary traditional cuisine techniques and cultural connotations. Sichuan cuisine is the most popular cuisine in China’s eight major cuisines and is deeply loved by people all over the country.

Sunday, 5/6/18
8:15pm to 9:30pm
This documentary looks at the life of Chinese scholar Li Ao. Li has been called one of the most important modern East Asian essayists today; his critics have called him as an intellectual narcissist. He was a vocal critic of both the main political parties in Taiwan today, the Kuomintang and the Democratic Progressive Party.

Monday, 5/7/18
8pm to 9pm
Cantonese w/ Chinese Subtitle
KTSF Reporter Angelina Wong films and produces an hour-long program for the Asian Heritage Month on the San Francisco Chinatown legacy businesses. This program features eight early small businesses in Chinatown including businesses selling preserved meat, Chinese pastry, ginseng, Bridal gowns and Qi Pao, art and craft, etc.

Saturday, 5/12/18
8pm to 10pm
Cantonese w/ Chinese Subtitle
The story begins with the return of Si Nin from Hong Kong when his beloved aunt passed away, and he meets with his mother, Yao Oi during the funeral. Yao Oi is suspected of mental illness where her condition is sometimes in good or bad. Si Nin realizes that Yao Oi is also suffering in terminal cancer when he plans to place Yao Oi to an old folks home before his heading back to Hong Kong. Hence, Si Nin decided to stay back to accompany his mother till end of her life. Si Nin feels very guilty when he found his childhood drawing art where he drew Yao Oi’s wishes, and they are still yet to be achieved. Thus, Si Nin decided to fulfill all the wishes with Yao Oi. During this period, they gains precious moments where they had miss it for over 20 years.
Starring: Raymond Wong Ho-yin, Michelle Wai, Paw Hee-ching, Ivana Wong.

Friday, 5/4/18
12pm to 12:30pm, 11pm to 11:30pm
“Guanfu cuisine” originated from a group of well off families that occupied government positions in ancient China. The political power and high pay allowed them to eat foods that were more diverse, nutritious, and luxurious. The culinary technique to cook Guanfu cuisine is very particular and time-consuming. This episode tracks down the award-winning chef that still prepares these vanishing delicacies.

Sunday, 5/6/18
7:30pm to 8:15pm
QiPao is a traditional Chinese women’s dress that was created in the 1920s. Despite the garment’s 100-year old history, it has become a traditional and trendy garment for many women.
To celebrate QiPao Culture Month and Asian Heritage Month in SF, “Talk Today” will invite the QiPao representative from China and the local QiPao advocate to talk about the stories behind the traditional iconic dress and showcase some magnificent QiPao dresses.

Friday, 5/18/18
12pm to 12:30pm, 11pm to 11:30pm
Sunday, 5/20/18
7:30pm to 8pm
A special focusing on art/culture.

Sunday, 5/27/18
5pm to 5:30pm
This year marks not only the 40th Anniversary of APA Heritage Celebration in San Francisco, but the committee has also launched the annual Edwin M. Lee Public Service Award to honor San Francisco Mayor Lee’s legacy of service to the City and to the underserved communities. Mina Li will interview achievements by APA individuals who have given generously of their time to support API community’s needs and projects, and are role models and mentors to the next generation.

Sunday, 5/27/18
9:30pm to 10pm
Asian Pacific Fund’s Growing Up Asian in America provides a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American. Every year, more than 600 Bay Area students from Kindergarten through 12th grades submit artwork, essays and videos on a single theme. In celebration of 40th Anniversary of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Asian Pacific Fund’s 25th anniversary, the theme for this year is My Hope for the Future. Mina Li will invite winners to talk about the type of change, impact and future they see for their families, communities and the world, as well as how they feel being Asian in America.

Five feature stories in the 7pm, 10pm and Morning News, Monday through Friday, featuring different Asian culture, e.g. Philippine, Korean, Vietnamese, etc.

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