Memories shared by Chinese and Korean elders about their Chuseok and Mid-Autumn Festival experiences, weaving in heartwarming to heartbreaking details about their life journeys. Stories are illustrated by Asian American artists into zines and translated into Chinese, English, and Korean.
Zines are 5.5"x8.5" saddle stitched. Thank you to Elmwood Copy!
$18 per zine or $75 for a bundle of 5 zines ($15 each)
Orders placed after September 29 will be shipped after October 11.
Cut Fruit Collective's “Stories from Our AAPI Elders: Connecting Generations and Communities” series gives a voice to Bay Area AAPI elders, documenting their oral histories into community art and activations. For our first project within the series, we collaborated with Ssi Ya Gi and the Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project to organize the Chuseok Mid-Autumn Festival Story Sharing With Our Elders event.
The Ssi Ya Gi team collaborated with Korean Community Center of the East Bay to interview 2 Korean elders and the Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project collaborated with EBALDC Noble Towers to interview 2 Chinese elders about their memories of Chuseok and Mid-Autumn Festival.
Translations by Roy Chan, Jee Kim, & Ellena Wong.
Illustrated by the following artists:
“Even Though It Was Hard, We Still Celebrated Chuseok” (18 pg)
Storyteller Chin Yon Suk
🎨 Seojin Choi
“Song Pyeon With Love” (12 pg)
Storyteller Lee Kil-Cha
🎨 Stephanie Lin
“Yu Qiong Zeng’s Mid-Autumn Festival” (14 pg)
Storyteller Yu Qiong Zeng
🎨 Jenny Xiu Tan
“Lee Lee’s Mid-Autumn Festival” (14 pg)
Storyteller Lee Lee
🎨 Shirley Chong
“Chuseok + Mid-Autumn Festival Memories & Recipes” (14 pg)
Storytellers Lee Kil-Cha & Yu Qiong Zeng
🎨 Hannah Pae
Made possible with generous contributions from: California Humanities, The City of Oakland, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Senior Assistance Foundation Eastbay