Becoming Chinese American: A History of Communities and Institutions by Him Mark Lai AltaMira Press, 2004 Moderator: Eric Mar
A special combined session with Evan Leong's documentary entitled Him Mark Lai: The People's Historian Session 6I Saturday, 10:15-11:45 Sakura C
SYNOPSIS: Becoming Chinese American discusses the historical and cultural development of Chinese American life in the past century. Representing a singular breadth of knowledge about the Chinese American past, the volume begins with a historical overview of Chinese migration to the United States, followed by a critical discussion of the development of key community institutions.
AUTHOR: Him Mark Lai has researched Chinese...