Chinese G.I. War Brides – November 8, 2023 11am-1pm PST

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The highest influx of Chinese G.I. War Brides in American history
transformed our Community from a Bachelor Society to a Baby Boomer Era
How Our Moms Entered the United States under 1945 War Brides Act

In-Person or Zoom Presentation
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 08, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
1st floor at 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, Ca

Our Chinese WWII G.I. War Brides lived through extraordinarily difficult times during the Asiatic War, 1937-1945, the forgotten war in the West. They showed strength of character and perseverance to survive the War and the economic and political upheaval in China.

Learn how our G.I. War Brides entered the United States under the 1945 War Brides Act. Despite its significance to admit Chinese wives on a non-quota basis, they faced enormous hurdles to qualify.

BACGG members, Leona Lau with Lester Dun, Evelyn Seto, and Jeannie Young will share their personal and historical stories of their moms. With hope and courage, our moms immigrated to America with new husbands, or to be reunited with a husband separated by the war.

Coping with a language barrier, they became United States citizens, supported families back in China, while raising their own families, and helped others find their way to becoming Americans.

Our Moms’ stories should be written and preserved for our future generations.

BACGG Committee

4 thoughts on “Chinese G.I. War Brides – November 8, 2023 11am-1pm PST”

  1. I will be bringing my 96 year old War Bride Mom to the event! She is very excited about this presentation! She has lots of stories of the struggles of coming to America far away from home.

  2. Hi Sue,

    I emailed you because we don’t see your name and your mom’s name registered for our in-person event. To use the link in my email to register. Plus please submit your mom’s name to be on our GI War Brides Honor Roll slide to be shown at the end of our presentation. We are honored to have your mom be our special guest.

    Does she have any special needs or accommodation, please let us know in advance”
    – Leona Lau, Chinese GI War Brides Project organizer and BACGG My email is


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