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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850–1920 Book talk and signing with author Wendy Rouse Jorae

Thursday, March 18, 2010
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street, San Francisco
Free Admission

Revealing the untold stories of a pioneer generation of young Chinese Americans, The Children of Chinatown places the children and families of early Chinatown in the middle of efforts to combat American policies of exclusion and segregation. Author challenges long-held notions of early Chinatown as a bachelor community by showing that families—and particularly children—played important roles in its daily life. Wendy Rouse Jorae, Ph.D. is a lecturer in United States History and Asian American studies at UC Davis and CSU Sacramento.