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Tiger Event


August 21, 2022 at 12:00:00 AM

Glamor and Grace: The Legacy of Miss Chinatown USA

Presenter / Panelists

Connie Young Yu, Historian and Author


Carol Euyang Yu, Parent, Caretaker, Business Woman, and Animal Advocate

The Chinese  American beauty pageant began in San Francisco in 1915, an annual  enhancement to Chinatown festivities and becoming a hugely successful  national contest in 1958.  Author Connie Young Yu will discuss the  history and culture of Miss Chinatown USA, its importance to the Chinese  community during the era of Chinese exclusion and the Cold War and how  its legacy impacted the image and self-identity of Chinese women. The  presentation will include photographs from the collection of John C.  Young, Connie's father, a leader of the San Francisco Chinese Chamber of  Commerce and organizer of the first Miss Chinatown U.S.A. pageant.

Registration for the talk is by email invitation only, and at this time participation is limited to members of our Tiger Community, including Helen Lin's students, colleagues, family, and invited guests. We welcome friends and colleagues of Tiger Community members to join us -- please have them send us their contact information, so we can send them an invitation. Email:


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