Association for Preserving Historical Accuracy of Foreign Invasions in China (APHAFIC)
2014 APHAFIC Summer Meeting
At 2:00pm on Sunday, August 17, 2014, APHAFIC hosted the annual Summer Meeting at the San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum Archive and Learning Center at 541 B Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. This year's meeting featured a speech by Dr. Hua-Ling Hu "Minnie Vautrin: The American Goddess of Mercy at the Rape of Nanking." She also signed copies of her books. For more information see a complete summary here. See flyer here. Alternate flyer. Also see Excerpts from Minnie Vautrin's Diary prepared by Dr. Hua-Ling Hu.
American and Chinese World War II Memorial
An American and Chinese World War II Memorial was dedicated in Monterey Park on July 6. The Memorial on the front lawn of City Hall has the description "Dedicated to the American and Chinese military and people who gave up their lives during the Second World War to defend freedom and justice of mankind against aggression." To read more click here.
Point Loma History Awards Banquet
Ten Point Loma High School students of history class of Mr. Patrick McElhaney, Social Studies Department, Point Loma High School, were recognized for essays they wrote about their reflection after watching the movie "Nanking" at the 9th Annual Point Loma History Awards Banquet at Bali Hai Restaurant in the evening of June 4th, 2014. For more information click here.
APHAFIC Twelfth Annual Meeting
This year's Annual Meeting took place at 6:30pm on May 17th at the China Max Restaurant at 4698 Convoy St., San Diego, CA. Featured speaker M. Betty Tom Chu delivered a talk entitled "My Experiences With Limited Chinese American Participation in U.S. Politics." The talk covered the processes and importance of the issues related to the World War II Monument honoring American and Chinese participation, the Comfort Women statute, and others. Contact was Mary Yan-Lee at 858-484-4385 or at email@example.com prior to May 14th. For more information, click here for flyer and a summary.
APHAFIC Winter Meeting 2014
The APHAFIC Winter meeting was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:30am - 12:30pm at the La Jolla/Riford Branch Library, 7555 Draper Ave in La Jolla. The guest sepaker was be Murray Lee, curator of Chinese American History at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, who spoke on the "Chinese-American Veterans of the Yangtze River Patrol and Asiatic Fleet." Click here for more information on the event. Meeting Flyer.
1213 Volunteer Program
During the Double Tenth Day banquet in late November, 2013, Ms. Yuan Jan-Pin, a retired professor Tianjin University in China, introduced the 1213 volunteer program to Nancy Lo. The primary mission of the program is to recruit volunteers to seek old soldiers (the youngest are older than 90 years old) who fought during Word War II. To read their story and the details of the event, click here.
For information about the dedication ceremony at the Sonoma State University Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Grove Rohnery Park and the Haoqi Long Epic event, click here.