The Museum of Chinese in America maintains an extensive archive and collection of Chinese American artifacts and oral histories. MOCA Mondays will briefly highlight one image or item from the collection and/or past exhibitions. For more information, visit our website.
“Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance! Chinese America in the Nightclub Era” was a multimedia exhibition on the entertainers who broke with tradition, defied stereotypes and expectations, and opened doors for the many generations of Asian American artists to come. In 2002, MOCA presented this spotlight on performers of the 1930s-50s including (among others) the performer Jadin Wong, pictured above. Jadin was a pioneering Chinese American actress, singer, dancer (and later in life, talent agent and manager) with a quick wit and an tireless passion for Asian Americans in the arts.