Tsung-Tsin-Association-Honolulu, Hawaii

Invitation to a Chinese New Year Musical Performance
Free - Open to the public !!

Honolulu Museum of Art Tour
TTA 1st Quarter Meeting, 18 Feb, 2018

Taiwan Hakka Visit to TTA-HI

Night in Chinatown. Feb 9, 2018

TTA Spring Banquet - 18 March, Jade Dynasty

TTA - 2018 Spring Banquet,  Sunday, March 18, 6:00PM 
Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, Ala Moana Center 
  - Appetizer Platter (Pork Hock/Garlic Cucumber/Jelly Fish/Spring Roll) 
  - Crab Meat & Fish Maw Soup 
  - Peking Duck With Buns
- Duck Meat On The Side 
  - Smoke Chrysanthemum Chicken, 
  - Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet With Pine Nut 
  - Braised Chinese Mushrooms With Fried Tofu & Vegetable 
  - Steamed Rice 
  - Dessert: Mango Pudding
- Cost: $35 per person or $350 per table
- Checks payable to: Tsung Tsin Association
- Mail to: Michele Choy, 3742-B Old Pali Road, Honolulu, HI 96817
RSVP by March 8, 2018

General Membership -- 2018 Meeting Schedule
Feb 18
Q1-Location: Honolulu Museum of Art
ProgramOur Chinese Heritage in the Arts,
Dr. Nancy Whitman, TTA President, will lead a 20-30 minute group tour.
 May 20
 Q2-Location TBD
 2018 TTA Scholarship Award
 Presentation:  TBD
JUL 22
Q3-Location: TBD
 Presentation:  TBD
Oct 14
 Q4-Location TBD
 Nominating Committee Election
 Presentation:  TBD
Nov 18
 General Election Mtg - TTA Clubhouse
 Presentation:  TBD
 Dec 2
 Annual Assembly Mtg -TTA Clubhouse
 Installation of 2019 Officers
 Christmas Party

Classes @ TTA

  • Using "Smart" Apple gadgets iPhone and iPad, Part 3"Date TBD, Open to all
  • How to "Restore Legacy/Scrapbook Photos with Digital Technology" (with Adobe Photoshop), Part 2, Date TBD, Open to all

Click link to view application

   Old Membership Book  Click to view
114 Hakka family names are listed, Chai - Zen
Inquiries can be made by email to tsungtsinhnl@gmail.com

Annual Assembly - December 3, 2017

Installation of 2018 Officers

Moon Festival
September 16, 2017

Obituary - Dr. Oliver M. Lee

Dr. Oliver Lee, Chinese Secretary for Tsung Tsin Association Honolulu HI, died on May 1, 2017.   Services were held at the Church of the Crossroads on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Oliver attended, participated and contributed to numerous general membership, adminstrative and management activities keyed to his Chinese background related to reading, writing and speaking abilities plus his knowledge of the processes related to the educational system. 

In the past 8 years, Oliver has been active as Chinese Secretary for TTA and by creating and delivering a series of short lectures on Hakka and Chinese in general, keyed to .. migrations to Hawaii, family origins/names plus notable Hakka leaders in the world.  In all.. 16 lectures were provided at the conclusion of general membership meetings from May 2012 to May 2016.  These classroom style lectures included .. geographic location of "Hakka" settlements, maps, old photos and other graphics with associated narrative.  Also included were lectures on noteworthy Hawaii Chinese family/surnames.   

In addition, at the request of a few TTA members, Oliver created and taught a series of 16 Conversational Hakka classes for a small group of interested TTA members and their families.  These classes were started in July 2015 as Oliver was approaching his 90th birthday and extended into mid 2016. 

When TTA was asked in late 2016 to provide an "Introduction to Hakka" for the 2017 Narcissus Queen contestants, Oliver again willingly created and delivered a one hour lecture with supporting graphics for the appreciative visitors. . 

Annual Activity Fee Reminder

The $5 activity fee helps to defray annual operating costs of the TTA.
***  Your annual support is appreciated!! ***

2017 TTA Scholarship Awarded to Kona Mann
21 May 2017

L > R -- Nancy Whitman, Treasurer; Kona Mann and Michele Choy, Scholarship Chair

Spring Banquet - March 18, 2017

 in Chinatown - January 20, 2017

Annual Assembly - Installation of Officers - Christmas Party
December 4, 2016

Introduction of "Hakka" to 2017 Narcissus Queen Contestants
Tsung Tsin Association, Nov 27, 2016

                                                                                                          Photos by Lance Wong

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Spring Banquet
April 9, 2016

How to Listen to Chinese Music
February 7, 2016

Very interesting talks with demonstrations of Chinese and Javanese music were provided by Professor Fred Lau, Director Center for Chinese Studies and Dean Andy Sutton, School of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Photo credits:  top- L. Chong;  middle & bottom Tam Bao, Hawaii Chinese News

Night in Chinatown -- February 5, 2016

Thank You Letters

Dear Tsung Tsin Association,                                Jan 11, 2016

Happy Year of the Monkey!

We are writing in appreciation for the wonderful research done by Dr. Oliver Lee on the history of Hakka families in Hawaii and in gratitude to Tsung Tsin Association for posting the information on the internet for others to find. Thank you for helping preserve our precious heritage.

My husband is a grandson of On Char and Marguerite Liu Char. We believe On Char’s father Char Loy Kui (also called 谢振能) was born in Dongguan and immigrated to Hawaii in about 1888 with his wife Ng (吳)Shee and a daughter later called Mary. ..........

Scholarship Fundraiser
Click links for additional information
                      A Chinese Cookbook                       Chinese History   Part 1- California & Part 2- Hawaii
                                  $20                                                                 $15/set of 2

The present study is a ground-breaking comparison of Chinese ethnohistory, both Punti and Hakka, in three widely-separated places:  South China, the Hawaiian Islands, and California. Its focus is both chronologically early and non-urban, or rural. It was written by three generations of scholars, two historians and one archaeologist, within a single family. 

Part 1: 
         Part 2: Hawaii 
Parts 1 and 2  are available, as a set at the Tsung Tsin Association

Our member and current Chinese secretary, Oliver Lee, has just published his memoirs. Click on Oliver's Travels to view details.

Oliver Lee is featured in a June 3 Honolulu Star Advertiser article.

Link to CCTV: Secrets of the Fujian Tulou  (homepage for a 5 part video series)

Link to TTA Website Basics page, (includes notes and references used in parts 1-5)

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