Lecture: Feeding the Hungry Ghosts

Feeding the Hungry Ghosts: The Resurrection of Pacific Grove's 160 Year-old Chinese Legacy

Chinese immigrants and their descendants have been an integral part of Pacific Grove's history from the establishment of an abalone fishing camp on that coast in April, 1853. In a lively lecture in Pacific Grove's Chautauqua Hall, Lydon will give an overview of some of the most recent developments in the history of Pacific Grove's Chinese pioneers, including some impulses that have reached across the Pacific. His comments will include an explanation of the Chinese concept of "hungry ghosts" and how he feels that theyre guiding these efforts.

About Sandy Lydon: He has been a classroom teacher for over 50 years, and a member of the Cabrillo College faculty since 1968. He has received numerous awards for both his teaching and writing, including the third annual Ed Ricketts' Memorial Award, and the Teacher of the Year at Cabrillo College in 2000. His book Chinese Gold: The Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region received the book of the eyar award from the Association for Asian American Studies, and a Chinese edition has been published in China this spring. 

Lecture location: Chautauqua Hall, at the corner of 16th and Central Aves in Pacific Grove. Download flyer for more information.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm