Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Three Coins: A True Story of Kidnappings, Slavery, and Romance in San Francisco’s Chinatown

March 13, 2021
1:00 pm
2:30 pm


Missed the event? Stay in touch with Russell to learn of his upcoming works and appearances at threecoins1@yahoo.com. 

Three Coins tells the true story of Ah Ying, who in 1880 was kidnapped and brought to America as a 9-year-old child slave. With her friend Sue Lee she survives, and takes control of her life. Her indomitable spirit takes her from one trial to the next as she is rescued, elopes, and is kidnapped yet again in her search for freedom and true love on the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown.


About the Author

Russell Low is a physician with a passion for discovery and storytelling. Discovering the 1903 Hong family photograph among the belongings of 100-year-old great Uncle Kim sparked a decades-long search for the stories behind the photograph. Russell frequently lectures on Chinese-American history, and his family’s story has been featured on the History Channel, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the Voice of America, the California State Railroad Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

Learn more at: https://www.russlow.com/


March 13, 2021
1:00 pm2:30 pm
Event Category:


Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Coming to OACC? Plan your visit.

Get information about location, parking, and hours.

Primary Color
color 2
color 3
color 4
color 5
color 6
color 7
color 8
color 9
color 10
color 11
color 12