Douglas W. Lee Sr. holds a BA from Lewis & Clark College (1967); an MA from University of Michigan (1969); a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1979); and a JD from Lewis and Clark Law School (1988). He is an adjunct faculty member in the Portland State University History Department (1999-2014) and for De Anza College, Cupertino, California (2000-2014). His field of specialization is Chinese American History, 1850-1950. He was the co-founder and served as president of the Chinese Historical Society of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Washington) (1982-1984); and also served as the editor of The Annals of the Chinese Historical Society of the Pacific Northwest, and he is a member of the Chinese Historical Society of America (San Francisco).
Chinese Americans in Oregon
The Pioneer Period, 1850-1860 The Cantonese-Chinese were the first Chinese in Oregon. They immigrated to America primarily from the Pearl River Delta region in southeast China in the century from 1850 to 1960. This region forms the central third of their home province of Gwongdung (Cantonese pronunciation; Guangdong is the …