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From Manchurian Princess to American Citizen - A Conversation with Anna Pai

Anna Pai, Ph.D. comes from one of the most influential Chinese families in the 20th century. She immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1938 to escape the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931. Her grandfather, Zhang Zuolin, the president of the Republic of China (Beiyang Government) was assassinated prior to the invasion in 1928. Pai earned a degree in zoology at Sweet Briar followed by a master’s in embryology from Bryn Mawr and a Ph.D. in developmental genetics from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She currently resides in Davidson.

Come and learn more about Pai's journey, experience and reflections upon her own family history and Chinese American identity. Also, share your experience living in a foreign country. Refreshments will be served.


Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez-David & Pam Sprinkle Room

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