Gin Family Association

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Gin Sun Hall Benevolent Association (Chinese: 甄舜河堂; pinyin: Zhēnshùnhé Táng; Jyutping: Jan1seon3ho4 Tong4), also referred to as the Gin Family Association, was founded by members of the (甄) clan, who emigrated from China to various parts of the world, seeking a better life.[1][2] The Chinese surname 甄 is transliterated to a number of forms, including Chin, Gyn, Gean, Gen, Gene, Jen, Jin, Ying, Yan, Yen and Zhen.


Gin Family Associations around the world are usually named in honor of the common ancestor of the Clan from the Pearl River Delta of China, Gin Sun Hall (甄舜河,[3]). Today, there are a number of Gin Sun Hall Associations or fraternal societies all over the world. They are located in Guangdong and Hong Kong in the People's Republic of China, Makassar (Indonesia), Singapore, Manila, Philippines, Vancouver, British Columbia, San Francisco, New York City, Boston and Los Angeles.[4][5]

Located at 747 Clay Street in San Francisco, California, the Sun Hall Benevolent Association in San Francisco was established in the 1930s under the Corporate Laws of the State of California for the purposes of mutual assistance and support for new migrants coming and adjusting to the harsh environment in a foreign land.[3]

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  1. ^ "The Gin Clan in the Pacific Rim: Diaspora in motion" by Chin, Mun. Chinese Heritage Interest Network (Australia) Chinese Studies Association of Australia 2005 Conference
  2. ^ Chinese Heritage Interest Network at on Clan Diaspora.
  3. ^ a b Sun Hall Benevolent Association 60th Anniversary publication, 1997.
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  5. ^ Gin Family Official Home Page at

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