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Award-Winning Author Who Put Chinese American Women in Spotlight Passes Away at 74

Judy Yung

Historian Judy Yung, who was instrumental in documenting the lives of Chinese American women, died on Dec. 14 at the age of 74.

Early life: Before becoming an award-winning author and educator, Yung was already doing her part for the Asian American community, developing Asian language materials and Asian American library collections while working as a librarian at the San Francisco Public Library’s Chinatown Branch and the Oakland Public Library’s Asian Branch.