Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese-American Inclusion
Presenter: Li Wei Yang, The Huntington Library and Arts Museum
Presented in Partnership with: International Affairs
This exhibit and lecture detail the contributions of You Chung (“Y.C.”) Hong, an extraordinary figure in Chinese-American history, through a display of historical documents, correspondence, photographs, maps, and ledgers. As one of the first Chinese Americans admitted to the State Bar of California, Y.C. Hong was a major figure during the period of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a federal law that prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers. In his lifetime, he worked on at least 7,000 immigration cases.
Thursday, October 7 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Academic Innovation Center, 130