2010 Chinese American Librarians Association, Northern California Chapter (CALA-NCA) Programs
Chinese-American Librarians Association- Northern California Chapter had a board meeting at San Leandro Library on August 22nd. After the meeting, there was a book talk with Judy Yung's new book "Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America" .
···As a major port of entry for immigrants mainly from the Pacific Rim countries, the Angel Island Immigration Station is considered "the Ellis Island of the West Coast." An estimated 250,000 Chinese and 150,000 Japanese, along with thousands of immigrants from other nations, passed through the station from 1910 to 1940.
···Judy Yung is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
She is the author of Chinese Women of America: A Pictorial History, San Francisco’s Chinatown and the co-author of Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, which won the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award.
Thanks to the manager of San Leandro Library, Nancy Fong, who prepared the dim sum lunch for the meeting and organized the book talk.
Program Coordinator of CALA-NCA