Photograph of George Fitch, an American Protestant Missionary in China when the Imperial Japanese Army invaded Nanjing in December of 1937. George Fitch was the administrative director of the Nanjing Safety Zone Committee responsible for trying to create an area of protection from the marauding army.
The Wong family has returned to their village and visited the Great Wall in China several times as successive generations were born in the US. On one visit they “felt the emotional impact of the return, and expressed gratitude their forefathers had the courage to leave their homeland in search of a better life and future for their families”.
The Wong Family, originally from Wing On village in China, left their home and their land to build a new life in California. These photos reveal glimpses of how this family continued building on their past while growing across generations and continents.