Monterey Park, Calif. -- March 4, 2014 -- Local historian and author, Robert K.H. Cup Choy will present the second in a series of history programs on Sun Yat-Sen on Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. The program includes a video and discussion focusing on the role and influence of Chinese Hawaiians during the years Sun Yat-Sen organized his family and friends in Hawaii to support the 1911 revolution against the Qing dynasty. The video presentation is in Mandarin and English.
Robert K.H. Cup Choy documented his family history in his first book “Life’s Road: The Legacy of David Ah Fong Cup Choy” which includes stories about his paternal grandfather, Chun Cup Choy, who left Sam Chow Island and joined thousands of Chinese immigrants seeking opportunities to better their lives on the Mainland U.S. or Hawaii during the late 19th Century. He is currently working on a book about Sun Mei and has published articles in the Maui News.
For more information about the free program call 626-307-1368. The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is the City’s public library located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Library hours are Mondays & Tuesdays 12-9 pm; Wednesdays & Thursdays 10 am–6 pm; Fridays and Saturdays 10 am–1 pm; Sundays 1-5 pm. For more City of Monterey Park news and information visit the city website at www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us.
Cindy Costales, Senior Librarian Adult and Teen Services