Gloria Chun with her children.
Gloria and her spouse Thomas Dandelet.
Ithaca, NY 14850, United States
In 1985 Chun received a Bachelor's degree at Cornell University.
Berkeley, CA, United States
Chun received a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of California.
225 W Grand Ave, Montvale, NJ 07645, United States
Gloria Chun attended Pascack Hills High School.
("We were as American as can be," states Jadin Wong in rec...)
"We were as American as can be," states Jadin Wong in recalling the days when she used to dance at a San Francisco nightclub during the 1940s. Wong belonged to an all-Chinese chorus line at a time when all East Asians were called "Orientals." In this context, then, what did it mean for Wong, an American-born Chinese, to say that she thought of herself as an "American"? Of Orphans and Warriors explores the social and cultural history of largely urban, American-born Chinese from the 1930s through the 1990s, focusing primarily on those living in California. Chun thus opens a window onto the ways in which these Americans born of Chinese ancestry negotiated their identity over a half century. Past scholarship has portrayed these individuals as desiring to assimilate into mainstream American culture, but being prevented from doing so by the immigrant parent generation. Taking a new approach, Chun uses memoirs, autobiographies, and fictional writings to unravel complex issues of ethnic identity as both culturally defined and individually negotiated.
Gloria studied at Pascack Hills High School. That was followed by studies at Cornell University where in 1985 she received a Bachelor's degree. Later, Chun became a Doctor of Philosophy in the social sciences graduating from the University of California.
After receiving her Ph.D., Gloria Chun taught mainly at Bard College where she was tenured in 2000 before coming to manage the Division of Social Sciences at her alma-mater - the University of California in Berkeley. Chun also taught briefly at California State University in Long Beach, Princeton University, and Columbia University. Her publications include pieces in Confluence, Birdseyereview, Blue Unicorn, Crab Creek Review, and The Berkeleyan.
In 2003 Chun became the founding director of Top Choice College Admissions Counseling. Till now she provides there full-service college admissions counseling including college search, academic advising, summer internships, interviews, essays, and application review.
("We were as American as can be," states Jadin Wong in rec...)1999
In her work, Of Orphans and Warriors, Chun concludes that, while many Chinese Americans were caught between the lures of mainstream American culture and their parents' old-world values, this liminal position offered them unprecedented opportunities to carve out new identities for themselves from a position of strength.
Gloria Chun is good at community outreach, youth mentoring and due diligence.
On November 26, 1990, Gloria Heyung got married to Thomas Dandelet. They have two children: Sophia and Lucas.