Major Problems in California History

Major Problems in California History This volume compiles carefully selected documents and essays to illuminate the most important controversies in the history of California from the precontact period to the present

This volume compiles carefully selected documents and essays to illuminate the most important controversies in the history of California from the precontact period to the present.

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Major Problems in California History

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  1. Sucheng Chan Spencer C. Olin Thomas G. Paterson

    Born on April 16, 1941, in Shanghai, China, of Chinese parents, Sucheng Chan attended elementary school in China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia junior high school in Singapore and high school in New York City Sucheng Chan attended Swarth College, earning a bachelor s degree in economics in 1963 She received a master s degree in Asian studies from the University of Hawaii in 1965 and a Ph.D in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1973 Chan started her academic employment in 1971, as assistant professor of ethnic studies at California State University at Sonoma In 1974 she took a job as assistant professor of Asian American studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where she attained the rank of associate professor In 1984 Chan was hired as professor of history and American studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz Since 1988 she has taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she is currently chair of Asian American studies and affiliate professor of history.Of all her accomplishments, Sucheng Chan takes special pride in having been the first Asian American woman to serve as a provost in the University of California system, in her role as founding editor of the first book series in Asian American studies, and in having served as chair of the first department of Asian American studies at a major research university in the United States She is also proud of her teaching success in history Chan has won several teaching awards, including, most recently, the Asian American Faculty and Staff Association s Distinguished Lecturer Award at the University at Santa Barbara.Author, editor, or co editor of nine published books and eight books in progress, Chan has explored the histories of several groups of Asians and Asian Americans in the United States, including Koreans, Laotians, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Cambodians Her first book, This Bittersweet Soil The Chinese in California Agriculture, 1860 1910 , won four distinguished awards, including the Association for Asian American Studies Outstanding Book Award Two of her other books, Quiet Odyssey A Pioneer Korean Woman in America and Asian Americans An Interpretive History , have also won awards Chan is the founding editor of the twenty volume Asian American History and Culture Series published by Temple University Press, and the editor of Hmong Means Free Life in Laos and America , published in 1994 from encyclopedia.jrank article

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