First Chinese-American women exhibit kicks off in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The exhibition of "Herstory" on the life of Chinese-American women who made American legal history, will be held in the National History Museum from June 19 to Aug. 2, in Taipei, and from Sept. 22 to Nov. 8 at the Tainan Public Meeting Hall. It will travel to San Francisco, Hawaii and New York in 2016, the organizer said.

The earliest Chinese-American women who came to the US in 1785 were mostly merchants' wives and housemaids.

In the 165 years that followed, the women pioneers established an impressive legal history.

They not only fought to become American citizens but also fiercely fought for their right to be treated with dignity as human beings, the organizer stated.

This exhibit showcases the legal milestones and often harrowing stories of these brave women before their lives and accomplishments are completely lost in the annals of history, the curator Chiu Chang said in an interview, "We aim to tell herstory.

We are finally giving a voice to those Chinese-American women who paved the way for our past, present and future."

Chiu will host a fundraising event on May 8 at 7 p.m. in ArtDoor Gallery. The address of the gallery is Nei Hu District, ReiGuan Road, No. 639.