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History of Medicine Division Seminar - Asian American History Month
Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 2-3:30pm Lister Hill Auditorium Center Bldg
38A, NLM Bethesda, MD

'From White Woman's Burden to Orientalized Motherhood: The Strange
Career of Dr. "Mom" Chung.'

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, PhD
Associate Professor of History
Ohio State University

During World War II, Mom Chung's was the place to be in San Francisco.
Soldiers, movie stars, and politicians gathered at her home to
socialize, to affirm their dedication to the Allied cause, and to
express their affection for their adopted mother, Dr. Margaret Chung.
Born in 1889 in Santa Barbara, California, Chung would become the first
known American-born Chinese female physician when she graduated from the
University of Southern California in 1916.  She established one of the
first western medical clinics in San Francisco Chinatown in the 1920s
before achieving celebrity status during the international conflicts of
the 1930s and 1940s.  This talk examines Chung's interracial surrogate
family and her own orientalized motherly persona as symbols of the
selectively expanded American nation during World War II.
All are Welcome

Note: The next history of medicine seminar will be on Wednesday, June
18, 2-3:30pm in the Lister Hill Auditorium, NLM's Bldg 38A.  In a
special program for GLBT Awareness Month, Kevin Mumford of the
University of Iowa (Iowa City) will speak on "Brother Redeemers: Black
Gay History and the Impact of the Aids Crisis, 1974-1988"

Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities
who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen
Greenberg at (301-435-4995), e-mail [log in to unmask], or the
Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised
to consult the NIH Visitors and Security website:

Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
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