Please join us on Saturday, April 16, at 2 pm in the Main Gallery to celebrate the release of the revised edition of San Francisco’s Chinatown, a pictorial history book written by Judy Yung and the Chinese Historical Society of America in 2006.
A native of San Francisco Chinatown, historian Judy Yung tells an insider’s story of how a place that visitors see as foreign and exotic is, in fact, a vibrant Chinese American neighborhood with a complex history and cultural legacy.
Join us for a slide presentation by the author on the history of San Francisco Chinatown, followed by a book sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.
Professor Emerita Judy Yung was associate editor of East West newspaper and head librarian of the Chinatown Branch Library in San Francisco and the Asian Branch Library in Oakland before joining the American Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz, where she taught courses in Asian American studies, women’s history, oral history, and mixed race.
Her publications include: Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island (with Him Mark Lai and Genny Lim); Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco; The Adventures of Eddie Fung: Chinatown Kid, Texas Cowboy, Prisoner of War; and Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (with Erika Lee).