SFSU Public Affairs Press ReleasePublished by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
San Francisco, CA, August 27, 1999—The Chinese Historical Society of America and San Francisco State University will host a panel to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the nation’s first and only College of Ethnic Studies on Friday, September 17, 7–9 p.m. at the CHSA offices, 644 Broadway St., Suite 403, in San Francisco.
SFSU faculty members Jeffery P. Chan, Philip P. Choy, and Him Mark Lai, will discuss the challenges they faced when creating the country’s first Chinese American classes in 1969. Marlon K. Hom, chair of Asian American Studies at SFSU, will serve as facilitator.
Chan, a professor of Asian American Studies at SFSU, has published in numerous periodicals and co–edited two anthologies, Aiiieeeee!, An Anthology of Asian American Writers and The Big Aiiieeeee!, An Anthology of Chinese American and Japanese American Literature.
Choy, an authority on Chinese America, co--–edited A History of the Chinese in California: A Syllabus and co-authored Outlines: History of the Chinese in America and The Coming Man: 19th Century American Perceptions of the Chinese.
Known internationally as the "Dean of Chinese American History," Lai has devoted himself full-time to the study of Chinese America since retiring from the Bechtel Corporation. His many published works include: A History of the Chinese in California: A Syllabus, Outlines: History of the Chinese in America, and Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940.
The panel is part of an ongoing lecture series sponsored by the Chinese Historical Society of America and San Francisco State University. The CHSA/SFSU in the Community Lecture Series is celebrating SF State’s Centennial in 1999 with its alumni/alumnae and faculty in the community. The monthly presentations are open and free to the public and, unless otherwise noted, are held every third Friday of the month at CHSA. For information call (415) 391-1188.
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