04014nam 22007094a 450 991046393900332120200520144314.00-520-93892-51-282-35816-297866123581661-59875-525-010.1525/9780520938922(CKB)2670000000411940(EBL)231909(OCoLC)475938169(SSID)ssj0000278782(PQKBManifestationID)11219269(PQKBTitleCode)TC0000278782(PQKBWorkID)10264488(PQKB)10753761(MiAaPQ)EBC231909(OCoLC)70774045(MdBmJHUP)muse30461(DE-B1597)519065(OCoLC)1096478350(DE-B1597)9780520938922(Au-PeEL)EBL231909(CaPaEBR)ebr10079958(CaONFJC)MIL235816(EXLCZ)99267000000041194020040527d2005 uy 0engur||#||||||||txtccrDoctor Mom Chung of the fair-haired bastards[electronic resource] the life of a wartime celebrity /Judy Tzu-Chun WuBerkeley University of California Press20051 online resource (316 p.)Description based upon print version of record.0-520-24143-6 0-520-24528-8 Includes bibliographical references and index.Front matter --Contents --Introduction --1. "The Medical Lady Missionary" --2. Living Their Religion --3. Where Womanhood And Childhood Meet --4. "A Noble Profession" --5. "The Beginning Of A New Era" --6. "The Ministering Angel Of Chinatown" --7. A Sister Lesbian? --8. Becoming Mom Chung --9. A Model Family At War --10. Creating WAVES --11. "I'll Wait On You Forever" --Epilogue: "There Will Never Be Another Mom Chung" --Acknowledgments --Notes --Bibliography --IndexDuring World War II, Mom Chung's was the place to be in San Francisco. Soldiers, movie stars, and politicians gathered at her home to socialize, to show their dedication to the Allied cause, and to express their affection for Dr. Margaret Chung (1889-1959). The first known American-born Chinese female physician, Chung established one of the first Western medical clinics in San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1920's. She also became a prominent celebrity and behind-the-scenes political broker during World War II. Chung gained national fame when she began "adopting" thousands of soldiers, sailors, and flyboys, including Ronald Reagan, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, and Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. A pioneer in both professional and political realms, Chung experimented in her personal life as well. She adopted masculine dress and had romantic relationships with other women, such as writer Elsa Gidlow and entertainer Sophie Tucker. This is the first biography to explore Margaret Chung's remarkable and complex life. It brings alive the bohemian and queer social milieus of Hollywood and San Francisco as well as the wartime celebrity community Chung cultivated. Her life affords a rare glimpse into the possibilities of traversing racial, gender, and sexual boundaries of American society from the late Victorian era through the early Cold War period.Chinese American physiciansBiographyChinese American womenUnited StatesBiographyWomen physiciansUnited StatesBiographyElectronic books.Chinese American physiciansChinese American womenWomen physicians610/.92BWu Judy Tzu-Chun1030187MiAaPQMiAaPQMiAaPQBOOK9910463939003321Doctor Mom Chung of the fair-haired bastards2446991UNINA