First History Symposium
Saturday September 25, 9 a.m. to 12 noon (8:30 a.m. registration)
plus post symposium dim sum lunch & reception
12 noon to 1:30 p.m.,
Grand Opening of an Exhibition of Chinese American Historic Archives 1870-1945
1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., plus Oral Histories, all at
Tucson Chinese Cultural Center (TCCC), 1288 W. River Rd. (east of La Canada)
“This symposium will focus on the southward migration of Chinese immigrants to southern Arizona from northern California, and northward migration from Mexico, beginning in the 1800s. The symposium will also present findings on local circumstances of the Chinese after their arrival.”
–Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Professor of History & Director of the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America at Brown University
–Homer Thiel, Tucson Archaeologist, Desert Archaeology, Inc.
–Lincoln Chin, community member
–Grace Peña-Delgado, Assistant Professor, Penn State University
–Li Yang, Tucson Chinese Historian & Symposium Chair
–Sylvia Sun Minnick, Author and San Joaquin Chinese Historian
Christopher Corbett, author of “The Poker Bride,The First Chinese in the Wild West” will be having abook signing at the lunch reception
Oral History Project:
Director Donny Tran presenting Major Edward Chan, Paul Hu and Mary Tom
See event flyer & registration form below. Registration: $5 non members, free to students & TCCC members, but $10 for all for the dim sum lunch. Exhibit Admission is also free, and the exhibit continues to March 2011. This Exhibition is in partnership with the Arizona Historical Society Southern Division. The Symposium is made possible in part by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.
Mail completed registration forms to the center, or call 520-292-6900 to register. Chair of the Chinese American History Program Steering Committee is Robin Blackwood.