Updated: Sep 11, 2022
Connie Young Yu is a third generation Chinese American who has written extensively on Asian American issues and the history of pioneer Chinese communities. Connie is the author of Chinatown, San Jose, USA(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4988347-chinatown-san-jose-u-s-a) and co-editor of Voices from the Railroad: Stories by Descendants of Chinese Railroad Workers(https://www.asiabookcenter.com/store/p2195/Voices_from_the_Railroad%3A_Stories_by_descendants_of_Chinese_railroad_workers.html). She is a board member emeritus of the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA). Her father, John C. Young, was a leader of San Francisco's Chinese Chamber of Commerce and an organizer of the first Miss Chinatown USA contest. Recently, Connie was involved the issuance of an apology resolution from the City of San Jose, CA for that city's destruction of its Chinatown over a century ago.