MOCATALKS: Who was Shuck W. Chin?

When:
January 4, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm America/New York Timezone
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Where:
Museum Of Chinese In America
215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
USA

MOCATALKS: Who was Shuck W. Chin?

At the Museum of Chinese in America

Sun, Jan 4, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Admission: $10/Adults; $5/Students & Seniors; FREE for MOCA Members

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Shuck Wing Chin was a “bachelor” who lived on Mott Street after completing his military service during World War II and became a lifelong restaurant worker. Find out how Heather Lee, author of “A Life Cooking for Others: The Work and Migration Experiences of a Chinese Restaurant Worker in New York City, 1920-1946” in Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader edited by Robert Ji-Song Ku, uncovered the life story of Shuck W. Chin from his personal effects, letters, and household items in MOCA’s “Bachelor’s Apartment Collection” and created a portrait representative of Chinatown’s “Bachelor Society.”

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving.

About the Author

Heather Lee is the author of “A Life Cooking for Others: The Work and Migration Experiences of a Chinese Restaurant Worker in New York City, 1920-1946” in Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader edited by Robert Ji-Song Ku.

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