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Lee (Chingwah) papers
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Description
Small collection of material by and about Chinese American writer, actor, art appraiser and scholar Chingwah Lee.
Background
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.
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns
Availability
Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.