I'm joining the Genealogy Jamboree FREE Roundtable on Chinese genealogy on Monday, August 22, 1-2pm (PDT).
The full version of "Acts of Inclusion" is part of the recorded library for the Genealogy Jamboree, available to conference participants until October 31.
Handout available here from August 27.
Full presentation blurb:
Acts of Inclusion: How the Quon Family Took Control of Its Story
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 and daughters and other lesser known uncles and aunties.
This is my attempt to start to answer some of the questions raised in my March 2021 blog post.