Poetry & History of Chinese Immigrants
with Judy Yung
Judy Yung, Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz and co-editor of the newly published 2nd ed. of Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940, discussed new research, poetry and oral histories of Chinese immigrants that are contained in the 2nd Edition of the book about Chinese detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station.
Island, co-authored by Genny Lim, Judy Ying and the late Him Mark Lai, tells these immigrants' stories while underscoring their relevance to contemporary immigration issues. First published in 1980, this updated edition includes a new historical introduction, 150 annotated poems in Chinese and English translation, extensive profiles gleaned through oral histories, and dozens of additional photographs from public archives and family albums.