CHSSC publishes a monthly newsletter and annual journal; as well as other special interest titles related to Chinese American history and experience in Southern California, including several books and DVD’s. The publications 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.
- News ‘N Notes
News ‘N Notes is the monthly newsletter of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. Its purpose is to keep members informed about upcoming events/meetings and past society activities. It is also a forum for the sharing of information as it pertains to Chinese American History.
- Gum Saan Journal
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.
Portraits of Pride
Portraits of Pride responds to the need for a source emphasizing pride in the accomplishments of Chinese Americans. The Portraits of Pride series’ mission and purpose is:
- To fill the “Missing in History” gap left by Chinese Americans;
- To deepen and increase awareness of the positive contributions of Chinese Americans;
- To identify role models for our younger generation;
- To broaden and extend the Portraits of Pride “Free Library Book Program”; and
- To support and mentor succeeding generations of Chinese American historians.
- Duty & Honor: A Tribute to Chinese American World War II Veterans of Southern California
Edited by Marjorie Lee
Just over 50 years ago, young and not-so-young Chinese Americans marched off to adventures that brought some dreams into reality, while others promised better opportunities when (or; if) these servicemen and women returned to their communities and families. This special community history book only begins to fill a neglected chapter in American history. While there are countless more, meet and hear the voices of over 400 Chinese American men and women who proudly, yet modestly, and in many cases painfully, came forward to tell us about their participation and experiences in America’s memorable WWII effort.