Guide to the John Jung Collection on Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Program MS.SEA.039

Finding aid prepared by Carole McEwan
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
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University of California, Irvine
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Title: John Jung collection on Indochinese refugee resettlement program
Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.039
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1974-1979
Abstract: This collection comprises materials collected by California State University, Long Beach Psychology Professor Emeritus John Jung that document Southeast Asian refugee resettlement efforts during the mid to late 1970s in California and includes minutes, agendas, handbooks, fact sheets, correspondence, newsletters, directories, reports, and anthropological survey materials from the US government and other organizations that were supporting refugee settlement in Southern California.
Creator: Jung, John, 1937-

Historical Background

John Jung was born to the only Chinese immigrant family in Macon, Georgia in 1937. He moved with his family to the San Francisco when he was fifteen and remained in the Bay Area while he completed his BA at the University of California, Berkeley. After earning his PhD at Northwestern University in Illinois, Jung returned to California as a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach where he served as department chair for several years in the 1970s and published numerous papers, reports, and textbooks on memory, motivation, research ethics, research methodology and the psychology of alcohol and other drugs. Additionally, Jung served as Director of Career Opportunities in Research (COR), a mentoring program for minority students funded by the National Institute of Mental Health from 1981-2006; Director of, Career Opportunities in Research and Education (CORET) funded by the National Institute of Mental Health from 1997-2006; and the Faculty Research Coordinator (1996-2002) for the McNair Scholars Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education to mentor low-income students who are first in their families to attend college or come from underrepresented groups so they may pursue Ph.D. studies. He also became a Western Psychological Association Fellow in 1995.
In 2002, Jung reduced his course load to half time as he prepared for retirement. During this time he began to reflect on many issues, including his ethnic identity as a Chinese American. In an attempt to understand how his ethnic identity was formed, Jung wrote the memoir Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South, which he self-published in 2005. The memoir was well-received and Jung has since published two more books documenting the Chinese experience in America, Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain and Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton: Lives of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers. As of 2012, Jung is Professor of Psychology Emeritus and completed his fourth book on the Chinese American experience, Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants which was published in 2010.

Access

The collection has not been processed but is open for research.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises materials collected by California State University, Long Beach Psychology Professor Emeritus John Jung that document Southeast Asian refugee resettlement efforts during the mid to late 1970s in California and includes minutes, agendas, handbooks, fact sheets, correspondence, newsletters, directories, reports, and anthropological survey materials from the US government and other organizations that were supporting refugee settlement in Southern California.