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CHINATOWNS AND CHINESE ASSOCIATIONS IN THE AMERICAS

Part One: CHINATOWNS (10:00 - 11:00 am):

  • Havana Chinatown: Old and New by Mitzi Espinosa Luis with photos from Jook Leung (20 min.);
  • New York Chinatown photographic project presented by Corky Lee and Jook Leung (20 min.);
  • Los Angeles by Dr. Gay Quai-Ming Yuen (20 min.);
  • Peru and Hakka Chinese by Patricia Castro, PhD candidate in Chinese Anthropology at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru-Peking where she conducts fieldwork in Jiangxi, Fujian and Guangdong provinces (20 min.)
  • Steven Owyang (歐陽如展), Friends of Roots advisor, is a lawyer and administrative law judge. He previously served as the executive officer of California’s civil rights commission for more than 20 years. Owyang is a fourth generation Chinese-American and majored in history and Chinese studies before attending law school. Having attended the University of California Berkeley during the height of the ethnic studies movement, Owyang has had a continuing interest in American race relations, the Chinese Diaspora, and Chinese-American history. He has hosted Chinese lawyers, judges, and law professors in visits to study the American legal system.
  • Wayne Yeh, who have just will sought and visited his ancestral Guangdong Province village of Huizhou.

Part Two: CHINESE ASSOCIATIONS (11:00 – 11:50 noon):

  • Mitzi Espinosa Luis of Min Chih Tang will show a short film on the Chinese in Cuba (20min.).
  • Leaders from New York and Jamaica Family Associations will present their respective organizations (20 min.) Q/A: (10 min.)
Earlier Event: August 6
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