SINOLOGYby 2021 Scholar in Residence Dr. Sue Fawn Chung

May 26, 7 p. m. PST
Via Zoom (Once you've registered for the event, you will receive a Zoom link that will activate at 7 p.m. on May 26.)

The Neon Museum is pleased to present our 8th Annual Scholar in Residence program, an acclaimed public education series that brings illuminating discussions, presentations and lectures to the public. Our 2021 Scholar in Residence, accomplished writer, historian and retired UNLV professor Dr. Sue Fawn Chung will present a lecture, “Sinology and Sin City: A Brief History of the Chinese of Las Vegas."  

At a time when our country is seeing increased violence against Asian Americans, Chung seeks to build bridges and further Sinology, the study of things Chinese. Her lecture will discuss the history of the Chinese in Las Vegas and their influence on the development of Sin City. Highlights include:

  • Migration of Chinese laborers to a young railroad town, Las Vegas
  • Growth of Chinese restaurants and entertainment on the Strip
  • Prominent Chinese Las Vegans including Wing and Lilly Fong, owner of Fong’s Garden and the first Chinese American public-school teacher, respectively
  • Growth of the Chinese American population in Las Vegas

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