In May, Dr. Jane Hong, author of Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion, held a lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary’s 2021 Asian American Theology Conference. During her lecture, she discussed the Asian American movement in the late 1960’s and 70’s, followers of Christianity’s role in that movement and its influence on the U.S. church.
In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May, we included Dr. Hong’s book in a recommended reading list centering Asian/Pacific American communities that enrich American culture. Click here to check out some of the other titles in the reading list.
Jane H. Hong is associate professor of history at Occidental College.