To Carry History: Calvin Chew Wong's Family: Four Generations of Immigrants

The story of Calvin Chew Wong is representative of the idea of generational history passed down that is explored in the reading To Carry History. It took four first generation immigrants of the Wong Family to come to settle in America before a second generation Wong was born on American soil. From Calvin’s family line, he, Calvin Chew Wong was the first generation to emigrate to America, his son Michael Wong was the first second generation to be born, and his grandson Justin Matsuura was the first third generation to be born to the Wong Family. Now there are three generations of Calvin Wong’s line who are living in America.

Topic:
Genocide & Mass Violence
The Nanjing Atrocities
Place:
China
San Francisco
School Subject:
History
Scope and Sequence:
Individual and Society

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