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Book takes off at launch events coast to coast


Kicked off the National book tour with capacity crowds in DC, New York, LA, and Seattle! See photos below.

More events coming in Bay Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NJ and Westchester.

A capacity crowd at the Chinese American Museum in Washington DC. From left: Phil Nash, Virgo Lee, Alex Wong, Johann Lee, Chee Wang Ng. April 11, 2024.

Duke Professor Calvin Cheung-Miaw at opening of Corky Lee photo exhibit, following book talk with coeditor Mae Ngai and Duke Professor Eileen Chow. April 11, 2024

Sold out event at the NYC Asia Society with Hua Hsu, Akemi Kochiyama, David Henry Hwang, Mae Ngai, and Chris Kwok. April 18, 2024

Book tour goes West! At Japanese American National Museum in LA, with Frances Cullado, Renee Tajima Pena, and Mae Ngai. April 20, 2024

The pop-up show of Corky's photos at JANM.

Mae Ngai with Josh Kun of USC at Vroman's bookstore, Pasadena, April 22, 2024.

NYC Chinatown welcomed Corky home at a book launch at the Manny Cantor Center, May 4, 2024. A sold out crowd celebrating with the Chinatown Community Young Lions Club, including Frank Lew, who is featured on the cover the the book and is still performing!

Panelists Mae Ngai, Johann Lee, Alan Chin, Joanne Kwong, and Lisa Gold.

Sold and signed lots of books. Thank you to Yu and Me for selling books at the event!

Book launch at MLK Memorial Library, Washington DC, May 8. Thanks to cosponsor 1882 Foundation and for 1882's big screen of Corky's transcontinental railroad photo is perfect for selfies. With panelists Janelle Wong, Theo Gonzalvez, and Mae Ngai, with Ted Gong moderatiing, and our traveling pop-up exhibit. Support your public library!


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