Doctor Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards.

Position:NEW BOOK TALKS - Brief article - Book review

Doctor Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards by Judy Tzu-Chun Wu University of California Press, 2005 Moderator: Madeline Y. Hsu Session 2B Friday, 10:00-11:15 Garden B

SYNOPSIS: Dr. Margaret Chung (1889-1959) was the first-known American-born Chinese female physician. She established one of the first western medical clinics in San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1920s and became a behind-the-scenes political broker during World War II. Through her contacts with white American soldiers, movie stars, and politicians, Chung recruited pilots for the Flying Tigers and lobbied for the creation of WAVES, the US women's naval reserve. This is the first book-length biography of Dr. Margaret Chung. It explores her professional, political as well as transgressive personal life, focusing on her strategies for traversing racial, gender, and sexual boundaries of American society from...

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