On March 25th 2021, Thursday at 11am, my brother and I will be giving a talk on the history of Chinese cannery workers in the salmon canning industry. This is part of an informal lecture series MESS offered by San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. What is MESS about? Here is a description about MESS from their website: The MESS (Maritime Education for Students of the Sea) are informal lunchtime lectures meant to showcase a wide array of maritime knowledge, research and skills. Subjects in the past have included shipwreck survival, Louise Boyd: Arctic explorer, rope walks and maritime fine arts. Lectures usually last around … Continue reading A MESS event on 3/25/2021
Our talk on Chinese Workers and the Pacific Salmon Canning Industry is finally coming this weekend on Saturday 11/21 as a virtual event on Zoom. In our first discussion with CHSA early this year, we were planning on a small group in-person talk during the summer at the CHSA museum. However, that was before the COVID-19 hit us; our plan was delayed after shelter in place order was announced. Soon, we were faced with the choice of converting the talk to a virtual event or further postponement. I personally like the feeling of talking to an audience in person, but … Continue reading CHSA zoom event coming up on 11/21/2020
In early March of this year, I drove down to Los Angeles and met up with my brother Philip. I was debating whether to fly or to drive, but the need for social distancing made the decision easy. Philip had arranged with Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC) to give a presentation at their month meeting about the history of the salmon canning industry and the Chinese workers. CHSSC hosts a monthly meeting, and it was fortunate that our talk was scheduled in early March before the SIP order. The meeting was held in Chinatown in the evening. My … Continue reading Our talk in L.A. on March 4th, 2020
I will be traveling next week to visit my brother Philip and Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC) in Los Angeles. We will attend CHSSC’s monthly meeting and give a presentation on the topic of Chinese Workers and the Salmon Canning Industry on 3/4/2020. Philip will cover the history of the salmon canning industry and I will cover special topics and key events that affected Chinese workers. It would be the first time that we give a talk together and will be interesting to see the result. Here is the link to the newsletter article: https://chssc.org/wp-content/uploads/NNN202003.pdf Here is the … Continue reading A presentation planned in L.A.