WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman, Ph.D., resident
scholar, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University,
and research associate, Wellesley College Chinese Department,
will present a lecture illustrated by slides, "In Pursuit
of Images and Shadows: A Chinese Daughter Unveils her Adoptive
Family's Past," Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 pm in Pendleton
East Hall, Room 239 at Wellesley College. It is free and
open to the public.
A resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center
at Brandeis University and a research associate in the Wellesley
College Chinese Department, Ellerman is writing a biography
on her adoptive family, spanning more than 150 years, and
her search for her biological mother. Drawing from a rich
collection of family stories, letters and photographs, the
author has reassembled a vast puzzle out of countless scattered
Recent discoveries made in the course of repeated trips
to France, England, Denmark, China, Thailand and Korea in
search of new information have contributed new twists and
dramatic surprises to the author's family sagas.
The event is sponsored by the Chinese Student Association
and Chinese Department. For more informationm call 781-283-2187.
Founded in 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in
liberal arts and the education of women for 125 years. The
College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate