BOISE METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: BYP August Lunch and Learn: A Brief Introduction to Chinese History and Community in Boise


Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Aug. 7.

The synopsis is “Idaho’s Chinese residents shaped many of the towns we call home. Please join us at the August 7th luncheon to hear from Dr. Pei-Lin Yu, Associate Professor at Boise State University, Department of Anthropology to learn more about how this dynamic and entrepreneurial culture has helped to make Idaho what it is today”.

Pei-Lin Yu is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Boise State University, and Fulbright Senior Fellow. Yu grew up in New Mexico in a Taiwanese-American family. Her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology is from the University of New Mexico, and Masters and PhD degrees at Southern Methodist University. She has worked as a federal archaeologist, museum curator, firefighter, tribal repatriation specialist, and federal science program coordinator for the U.S. government. Yu has worked closely with hunter-gatherers of South America and more indigenous farmer-gardeners of SE Taiwan. Publications include four books, one edited journal, and 22 articles. Research collaborations include archaeologists and other scientists in Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Thailand, as well as more than 20 Native American tribal communities.

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