Chinese Women of America: A Pictorial History

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Examines the experiences of real Chinese women in America, from their arrival in 1834 to the present

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Chinese Women of America is the first book to examine the experience of Chinese women in America from their arrival in 1834 to the present day.

Utilizing archival research findings, 274 oral history interviews, and 135 photographs from public and private collections throughout the country, this long-needed work documents the lives of real women, smashing the stereotypes of China Doll, Suzie Wong, and Dragon Lady.

Beginning with the treatment of women in China in the mid-nineteenth century, Yung details the hardships suffered by the new immigrants, the conflicts faced by the growing American-born population, and the growth of social consciousness and activism due to the civil rights and women's movements.  She concludes by exploring the contemporary concerns facing a diverse range of Chinese American women today.

Authoritative and fascinating, this unique study is a valuable contribution to the history of ethnic women in America.

About the Author:

Author Judy Yung was the director of the exhibit, "Chinese Women of America, 1834-1982," which first opened at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco in 1983 and has since traveled to New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Houston, Seattle, Chicago, and Portland.  She is the co-author of Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940.

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