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SB Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
Saturday July 21, 2012
The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society holds its monthly general meeting on Saturday July 21st, at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Special interest Groups meet at 9:30am for Beginning Genealogy, German Ancestry, Italian Ancestry and Computer Genealogy and 9:00am for JewishGen. Featured program starts at 10:30am.
This month’s meeting features Xiaojian Zhao, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her talk will focus on her film project about the history of the Chinese immigrants in Santa Barbara beginning in the 1860s. The presentation will include images and documents from her years of research. She will share some of the unique features of the relationship between Chinese immigrant laborers and Santa Barbara residents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Xiaojian Zhao was born in China and completed her Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Berkeley. She is former Chair of the UCSB Department of Asian American Studies from 2005 to 2008. She has offered courses in Asian American History, Chinese American History, Asian American Women's History, Asian Americans in American Law, and Asian American Families.
Her book, Remaking Chinese America, was published in 2002 by Rutgers University Press, and it was subsequently awarded the History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. In recognition of her work, the Award Committee said: "Xiaojian Zhao's Remaking Chinese America, with its focus on the reunification of trans-Pacific families in the post-World War II period, offers an interpretation of an understudied era in Asian American history that is complex and humane--a rich portrait of families living an ocean apart that reunited and built communities in the United States.
Special interest Groups meet at 9:30am for Beginning Genealogy, German Ancestry, Italian Ancestry and Computer Genealogy and 9:00am for JewishGen. Meeting and featured program starts at 10:30am.
Come join us. You do not need to be a member to enjoy this wonderful presentation.
A calendar of genealogical events can be found at the Society web site (http://sbgen.org/events.php).
Media contact: Glenn Avolio, PR Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org (805) 886-5438
More Info: sbgen.org/events.php
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