Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

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Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
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A young Mabel Lee during her time at Barnard College in the Chinese Student Monthly, 1915
BornOctober 7, 1897
Died1966
New York
EducationErasmus Hall High School; Barnard College; Columbia University
Chinese name
Chinese李彬华[1]

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (1896 –1966) was a Chinese-American woman. She worked hard for women to get the right to vote in the United States. She was a member of the Women's Political Equality League,[2] She worked as the minister of the Chinese Baptist Mission".[3] Lee was the head of the First Chinese Baptist Church in New York's Chinatown for more than 40 years. Lee was born in China and lived in New York for most of her life. She studied at Barnard College and Columbia University. Lee earned a PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 1921, becoming the first Chinese woman in the United States to earn a PhD in Economics.[4]

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  1. "胡适心中的圣女" (in Chinese). Chinese University of Hong Kong. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  2. "Beyond Suffrage: "Working Together, Working Apart" How Identity Shaped Suffragists' Politics". Museum of the City of New York. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  3. Tseng, Timothy (2002). "Unbinding Their Souls: Chinese Protestant Women in Twentieth-Century America". In Bendroth, Margaret Lamberts; Brereton, Virginia Lieson (eds.). Women and Twentieth-Century Protestantism. University of Illinois Press. pp. 136–163. ISBN 9780252069987.
  4. "How Columbia Suffragists Fought for the Right of Women to Vote". Columbia Magazine. Retrieved 21 August 2020.

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