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Noon Talk: "'The Queen Who Will Reign': Chinese and Japanese American Beauty Pageants in 1950s Seattle."

Friday, May 5, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hendricks Hall, 330
1408 University Street, Eugene, OR

On Friday, May 5, doctoral candidate Olivia Wing, History, will give a noon talk on her CSWS-funded research, "'The Queen Who Will Reign': Chinese and Japanese American Beauty Pageants in 1950s Seattle." Talk description: "In the wake of World War II, young Chinese and Japanese American women in Seattle represented their local ethnic communities as they vied for the titles of princess and queen during the lively summer Seafair festival. Their participation reflects the delicate balance Asian women struck between demonstrating modern American femininity and cultural authenticity. They navigated racial and gendered beauty norms and strove to define Asian American womanhood for their communities and for the public." Attend in person, 330 Hendricks Hall, or by Zoom.