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San Diego Women & Chinese Men: Bridging Cultures, 1882-1922

MARCH 23, 3:00 PM

San Diego Women & Chinese Men: Bridging Cultures, 1882-1922
In a time of fierce anti-Chinese attitudes and legislation, mainly male migrants from China regularly faced hostility as they sought to make a living in the US. As teachers, missionaries, domestic employers and customers, women were often these migrants’ earliest contacts, wielding considerable power to change this picture.

This talk will uncover specific stories from San Diego where women played outsized roles in the lives of migrant men and pay tribute to individuals from both groups who would otherwise remain little known or nameless. 

About the Presenter:
Dede Huang is a family historian based in the US and Hong Kong. She is the descendant of Chinese migrants who lived and worked in San Diego from the early 1880s.

This program is presented by the San Diego History Center, Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.


March 23rd
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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