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A Reading and Q&A with Ava Chin 

Date
Mon May 1st 2023, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Event Sponsor
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Stanford Public Humanities
American Studies Program
Department of Communication
Department of English
Location
Building 120, McClatchy Hall, Main Quad
Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305
Mendenhall A and B

The Department of English invites you to a reading and conversation with Ava Chin. Chin is the author of the new book Mott Street: A Chinese American Family's Story of Exclusion and Homecoming, which traces her family history on East Coast and West Coast following the vagaries and hardships of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. 

“Ava Chin accomplishes an astonishing feat: by tracing five generations of her own Chinese American ancestors, she also traces the story of Chinese exclusion…. Mott Street is a vibrant and moving family story, but it’s also essential reading for … American history—and the American present.”—Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere 

Chin is the prizewinning author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal and an associate professor of creative nonfiction at the City University of New York. 

This event is open to the public. 

Masks are recommended and appreciated.