The Lau Chinese American History Mini Docs Project

The Lau Chinese American History Mini Docs Project showcases Chinese American stories in the Greater Los Angeles area through short documentaries. The videos feature Chinese American Angelenos and see history, culture and current events through their eyes. Historically, this group has been an underrepresented and voiceless community. It is more important than ever to preserve, represent, and share their untold stories.

Our goal is to make the mini docs easily accessible online for classes and to engage audiences at educational, community, and film festival screenings. The films are intended to educate and to provoke multi-disciplinary, intergenerational and multi-cultural conversations about the Chinese American experience. For inquiries about the project, including class, educational or community screenings, please contact UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications Assistant Director, Janet Chen at

"Chinese Herbalists"

Stanley Lau's father was a Chinese herbalist in the Los Angeles area. Learn about the history of Chinese herbalists in California, visit a contemporary Chinese herbalist, and check out the herbal medicines derived from plants and animals!

"Chinese Herbalists" Credits:

Featuring: Stanley Lau, Emory Johnson
Director, Producer, Editor: Janet Chen
Executive Producers: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications, Renee Tajima-Pena
Historical Consultants: David K. Yoo, Marjorie Lee
Director of Photography: Norbert Shieh
Additional Editing: Charlize Toratani

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For Educational Purposes Only
UCLA Asian American Studies Center

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