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Acts of Inclusion: How the Quon Family Took Control of Its Story

Presenter: Dede Huang

From 1882 to 1943, in spite of the Exclusion Act, the Quon family of Hoiping built a Southern California retail network selling Asian handicrafts and asserted a right to partake in American society. Using store ads, contemporary images, and other sources, this session will retell the Quon success story and reveal the hidden stories of paper sons/daughters and other lesser known uncles and aunties.

Beginner, Intermediate
Asia, General Research Techniques