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San Francisco Stories: Judy Yung

San Francisco’s Chinatown—the oldest, largest, and most famous Chinese enclave outside of Asia—is more than a tourist attraction. Since its birth in the 1850s, Chinatown has also been a residential neighborhood, business community, and cultural center for generations of Chinese Americans. Through her slide presentation, Judy Yung, a native of San Francisco’s Chinatown, will tell an insider’s story of how a place visitors see as foreign and exotic is, in fact, a vibrant Chinese-American neighborhood that has been able to survive 165 years of racial hostility, exclusion laws, two major earthquakes, and redevelopment. Her lecture will provide a panoramic view and historical analysis of Chinatown’s transformation and regrowth from the gold rush to the present day.Judy Yung, Professor Emerita in American Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Judy Yung is a second-generation Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco’s Chinatown. She is a former associate editor of East West Chinese American Journal. She is the author of numerous books on Chinese-American and women’s history in San Francisco.



Wednesday, October 21, 2015. 07:30 PM


Cubberley Auditorium


Continuing Studies




Free; no advance registration required