Frank Chin (1940- ) was born in Berkeley, California, on February 25, 1940. After attending the University of California, Berkeley and Iowa State University, he earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1965. Frank Chin worked in railroads. His career includes stints as a writer, editor, and free-lance consultant and lecturer on Chinese Americans and racism. He was a film consultant and lectured and taught creative writing in the late 1960s and 1970s at San Francisco State College, the University of California, Berkeley, and at Western Washington University. He is the author of film scripts, plays, and short fiction. Chin was especially concerned with combating racist stereotypes of Asian Americans. This oral history collection is part of his ongoing effort to document the lives of Asian Americans.
From the guide to the Frank Chin Oral History Collection, 1974-1986, (Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections)