The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking, A Memoir on Saturday, September 24, 2:30-4pm

A moving, illuminating memoir about the life of world-famous author and historian, Iris Chang, as told by her mother, Ying Ying Chang.

Iris Chang's best-selling book The Rape of Nanking forever changed the way we view the Second World War in Asia. Her mother, Ying-Ying Chang, provides an enlightened and nuanced look at her daughter, from Iris' home-made childhood newspaper, to her early years as a journalist, and later, as a promising young historian, her struggles with her son's autism and her tragic suicide. The Woman Who Could Not Forget cements Iris' legacy as one of the most extraordinary minds of her generation and reveals the depth and beauty of the bond between a mother and daughter.

A book sale and signing will follow this program. Presentation will be conducted in English and Mandarin.

重訪舊華埠1931-1951新書發表會在9月17日(星期六), 下午2點半至4點

舊金山華埠原居民Lyle Jan蒞臨華埠圖書館, 談及他的英文新書《重訪舊華埠1931-1951》。這是作者另一本書《中國2227—很久很久以前》的續集。故事內容建基於真實事件,縷述了那個時代華人移民勞工階層的生活面貌, 以及他們的下一代。


Author Reading: Old Chinatown—Revisited on Saturday, September 17, 2:30-4pm

Please join us as San Francisco Chinatown native Lyle Jan talks about and reads from his new book Old Chinatown—Revisited: Memoirs of Old San Francisco Chinatown, CIRCA: 1931-1951. This sequel to the author’s first book China 2227—Long, Long Ago is based on true events and tell about the life and times of the laboring class of Chinese immigrants and their descendents who lived in Chinatown over half a century ago.  A book sale and signing will follow the program.