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Interdisciplinary Humanities


Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

Event Start DateFriday, September 10, 2010
Institute for Peace & Justice, Room 219
Event Start Time2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Released on the 100th anniversary of the Angel Island Immigration Center, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America chronicles the complex multi-ethnic history of this immigration processing and detention center between 1910 and 1940. Through use of extensive new research and oral history, the authors "examine the great diversity of immigration through Angel Island: Chinese 'paper sons,' Japanese picture brides, Korean refugee students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican families, Filipino workers, and many others. Together, their stories offer a more complete and complicated history of immigration to America than we have ever known" (Oxford University Press).

Judy Yung and Erika Lee have graciously added a talk here at the University of San Diego to their already busy book tour schedule. We are extremely excited to welcome them to our university and hope you and your students will join us at this presentation.

About the Authors:
Erika Lee, PhD, is associate professor of history and Asian American studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943.

Judy Yung, PhD, 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 and Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco.

The USD Bookstore will sell copies of the book at the talk.
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