Small collection of material by and about Chinese American writer, actor, art appraiser and scholar Chingwah Lee.
Chingwah Lee was born in 1901 in San Francisco's Chinatown. Three generations on his father's side were art dealers in both
China and America. His mother's side were noted shipbuilders. He was a graduate of the University of California and of the
Chinese Academy. A Chinese American author and editor (Chinese Digest - a cultural Chinese magazine published in English),
actor and movie consultant (The Good Earth, Little Mister Jim, Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, Blood Alley and others), art collector
and consultant, and antiques appraiser and dealer (particularly Chinese ceramic art), he was also active in civic affairs
as a tour guide, eighteen-year director of the Chinese Boy Scout movement, and former secretary of the Chinese branch of the
Y.M.C.A. He died in 1980.
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