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2015 - Vol. 37 No. 1
Voices of the San Gabriel Valley
Transitons in the San Gabriel Valley - by Susie Ling
Eugene and Viriginia Lowe - Lowe and Sons
Robert S. Joe - Mayor of South Pasadena
David Yick-HimYuen
Ken Tcheng and Michelle Freridge
Venerable Maio Hsi
Dr. Cathy Wei


Seven articles written by community-minded political and educational leaders documenting the change in the San Gabriel Valley, a unique pocket of suburban Los Angeles with a high percentage of Chinese American population, Chinese American businesses, and Chinese American restaurants, not found outside of California. The writers of these seven articles speak about their own personal experiences living in the so-called “first suburban Chinatown”, the changes over the years to the community they helped build, and what makes this community so unique.


Gum Saan Journal is an annual publication. It solicits manuscripts that explore the historical, cultural, and humanistic aspects of Chinese American experiences, particularly relating to Southern California, as well as contemporary issues of relevance to the Chinese American community. Manuscripts should be approximately 3,000 words in length. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted materials used in your article.