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Meet the author of "Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America"
The University Club invites Princetonians to a discussion and slide show with Judy Yung, co-author of the highly acclaimed "Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America."

In this first comprehensive look at a processing center for half a million immigrants, Judy Yung and co-author Erika Lee "produce a sweeping yet intensely personal history of Chinese 'paper sons,' Japanese picture brides, Korean refugee students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican families, Filipino repatriates, and many others from around the world."

 

"… while Angel Island was popularly called the 'Ellis Island of the West,' it was different from its counterpart in New York. Mainly a processing center for European immigrants, Ellis Island enforced American immigration laws that restricted, but did not exclude, European immigrants … Angel Island, on the other hand, was the main port of entry for Asian immigrants and was characterized by American immigration policies that excluded Asians and barred them from becoming naturalized citizens."

 

Yung is Professor Emerita of American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her books include Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940 and Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco.

 

The event will be held in the Black Cat Bar of the University Club. The admission fee of $10 includes one free drink. 

RSVP to reservations@univclub.comor call the University Club front desk at 415-781-0900. 

Time and date: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 12

 

Price: $10 (pay at the door)

 

Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Wednesday, Jan 12 2011 at 6:30pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
University Club
800 Powell Street
San Francisco,

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