Xiaolan Bao

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Xiaolan Bao (1949 – January 22, 2006) was a Burmese-American historian, educator, and researcher.

Bao was born in Rangoon, Burma in 1949. A professor of history at California State University Long Beach during the period 1993 to 1996, she was also the founder of the US-based international organization, Chinese Society for Women's Studies. Her 2006 book, Holding Up More Than Half the Sky, Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City, 1948-92, is considered to be a pioneering study.[1] Bao died of breast cancer in 2006.[2][3] A scholarship for the school is named in her honor.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • Bao, Xiaolan (1994). "When Women Arrived: The Transformation of New York's Chinatown". Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945–1960. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press. ISBN 9781566391702. 
  • Bao, Xiaolan (2001). Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City, 1948-92. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 9780252026317. 
  • Bao, Xiaolan (2003). "Sweatshops in Sunset Park: A Variation of the Late-Twentieth-Century Chinese Garment Shops in New York City". Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415935609. 
  • Bao, Xiaolan (2003). "Revisiting New York's Chinatown, 1900-1930". Remapping Asian American History. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press. ISBN 9780759104792. 
  • Bao, Xiaolan (2003). "Politicizing Motherhood: Chinese Garment Workers' Campaign For Daycare Centers in New York City, 1977-1982". Asian/Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology. New York: New York University Press. ISBN 9780814736326. 
  • Bao, Xiaolan (2005). How Did Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City Forge a Successful Class-Based Coalition During the 1982 Contract Dispute? (Document). Binghamton, New York: State University of New York. OCLC 469854165. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chin, Margaret M. (September 2009). "Xiaolan Bao. Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City 1948-1992". China Review International. 16 (3): 323–325. Retrieved 5 September 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Holding Up More Than Half the Sky Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City, 1948-92". University of Illinois Press. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Hou, Jack (Spring 2006). "Remembering: Xiaolan Bao". California State University Long Beach. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Remembering Dr. Xioalan Bao". Department of History. California State University, Long Beach. Retrieved 5 September 2015.