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~Lecture to Focus on Searching for Family's Past~

For immediate release:
March 26, 2002

Arlie Corday,
781-283-3321 or 2373

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 pieces.

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 students.


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