July 3, 2006
Judy Yung at Capitola Book Café on
Professor emerita of American studies Judy Yung will discuss
her new book Chinese American Voices: From the Gold Rush
to the Present, at the Capitola Book Café (1475 41st
Avenue) on Wednesday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Fifteen years in the making, Chinese American Voices
is a diverse and illuminating collection of primary documents
and stories by Chinese Americans from their arrival during the
California gold rush to the present. Many of the letters, speeches,
testimonies, oral histories, personal memoirs, poems, essays,
and folksongs have never been published before, or have been
translated into English for the first time. They bring to life
the diverse voices of immigrants and the American-born; laborers,
merchants, and professionals; ministers and students; housewives
and prostitutes; and community leaders and activists.
Chinese American Voices is coedited by Yung, Gordon
H. Chang, and Him Mark Lai, and published by the University
of California Press. Yung is the author of Unbound Feet:
A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco.