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Chinatown Dreams: The Life and Photographs of George Lee (Paperback)

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By Geoffrey Dunn (Editor), Lisa Liu Grady (Contributor), Sandy Lydon (Contributor)
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The striking images in this book by the talented photographer George Lee provide a unique-and intimate-portrait of a Chinese American community in California that stretches back for more than sixty years.





George Lee



Born in 1922, Lee was raised in the last of Santa Cruz's Chinatowns. His early photographs from the 1930s captured the generation of Chinese American immigrants from the late-nineteenth century who met with vigilante racism throughout California and were forced to live out the remainder of their lives in bachelor societies. Lee's stunning portraits provide them with a grace and dignity found in few other photographs from this era.

Praise For…


“[Santa Cruz Chinatown] has been reborn through Lee's arresting photographs and the vivid, heartfelt memories, commentary, and storytelling of relatives and friends, who place the long-ago dreams of Chinatown's residents in the rightful context of American dreaming.” --Ruthanne Lum McCunn, author of Thousand Pieces of Gold, Sole Survivor and The Moon Pearl


Product Details
ISBN: 9780932319074
Publisher: Capitola Book Company
Publication Date: November 1st, 2002
Pages: 128
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