Defiant Second Daughter: My First 90 Years
by Betty Lee Sung

[November 6, 2015]

6PM to 8PM

25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan


AAARI co-founder, Betty Lee Sung, will read from her recently published memoir, Defiant Second Daughter: My First 90 Years. This is Prof. Sung's ninth book. What started as a request by Dr. Sung's granddaughter to learn more about her grandmother, turned into a memoir that discusses her life as the daughter of a Paper Son, teaching Asian American Studies at CUNY, and other triumphs and struggles.

Betty Lee Sung is a leading authority on the Chinese in America. Her first book, Mountain of Gold, was a pioneer in its filed and laid the foundation for Asian American Studies at City College of New York in 1970. She remained at the college until her retirement in 1992, having advanced to Chair of the department. In 1994, she completed a database of the Chinese immigrant records in the New York Region National Archives. In 1996, she was awarded at honorary doctorate, Doctor of Letters, from State University of New York Old Westbury, where she gave the commencement address. She is active in many organizations and has been honored by the Cosmopolitan Lion's Club, the Organization of Chinese Americans, the Asian American Higher Education Council, the American Library Association, the Chinese Communities in Houston and Philadelphia, and many others.







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