John Jung-Author Visit

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Memphis Room - 4th Floor

Event Details

Join Dr. John Jung, author of multiple books on the experiences of Chinese-Americans, for a discussion of his early life in the American South. Dr. Jung will also speak to the wider history of Chinese immigration to the United States touching on topics such as bachelor societies, discriminatory laws, and paper families. Hosted by the Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South, the presentation will include a brief discussion of the history of the Chinese-American community in Memphis. 

Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Dr. Jung is a professor of psychology emeritus and the author of works such as Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton, Southern Fried Rice, and A Chinese American Odyssey.


Event Type(s): Bicentennial, History/Genealogy
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Presenter: Dr. John Jung
Scott Lillard
(901) 415-2742