History

CAAM History

Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM) is the oldest and largest Chinese American community organization in Minnesota. Tracing its history to the Chinese American Club gatherings at Nankin Cafe dating back to the 1930s, CAAM was founded by Nankin Cafe’s owner in 1951 and incorporated with his help in 1967.

Former Leaders
Chinese American Association of Minnesota
President
Di Chen(1965-1967), Stanley Chong (1967-1968), David Fong (1969-70), Ben Liu (1971-1972), Jack Huie (1973-74), Ken Lau (1975), John Huang (1976), Lincoln Ong (1977), Peaki Tan (1978), Jacqueline Yue (1980), Louisa Eng (1981), Charles Lee (1982), Sam Hwang (1983), Daniel Chang (1984), Orapat Tan (1985), John Lee (1986), Chung-Lin Hsu (1987), Kirk Hwang (1988), Huang-Joung Chen (1989), Yu-Ching Lo (1990), Dick Wen (1991), Stone Yu (1992), Addie Ng (1993), Vickie Gee-Treft (1994-1995), Julie Lee (1996), Albert Chang (1997-1998), Kaimay Yeun Terry (1999-2000), Rick Luk (2001), Li-Chun Chen (2002), Vincent Mar (2003-2004), Mingjen Chen (2005 – 2006), Vincent Mar (2007 – 2008), Mingjen Chen (2009 –current )

Chinese Language School
Chair
I-Fan Cheng (1975- ), … Ji-Ren Hsu (1987-1988), Hsin-Hsin Chou (1988-1989), Chia-Chih Lee (1990-1991), Hsiao-Fan Chen (1991-1992), Chin-Chuan Lee (1992-1993), Yin-Yu Lu (1993-1994), David Wang (1994-1995), J C Hsung (1995-1996), Nelson Fei (1996-1997), Wendy Tai (1997-1998), Yuan-Ming Tang (1998-1999), Dah-Ren Chen (1999-2000), Alexander Tsuei (2000-2001), Simon Chan (2001-2002), Ta-Chuan Wang (2002-2004). Hsiao-Fan Chen (2004 ? 2005), Mark Chu (2005 – 2006), Jason Chen (2006 – )
Principal
John C Huang (1975), T C Lee (197519), Jacob Lin (1976-1977), Tina Wu (1977-1979), Cathy Ouyang (1979-1981), Richard Cheng (1981-1983), C S Chow (1983-1985), Susan Ho (1985-1987), Heather Skogerboe (1987-1989), Cecelia (Lili Chen)Schreiber (1989-1991), Yu-Ching Lo (1991-1993), Hsin-Hsin Chou (1993-1994), Sue Lin (1994-1996), Syvia Hang (1996-1997), Ji-Han Tu (1998-2005), Joshph Lin (2005 – 2006), Fang-Wen Yeh (2006 – )

Chinese Dance Theater
Chair
Hsiaio-Ping Ouyang (1992-1993), Chia-Chih Lee (1993-1995), Grace Wang (1995-1996), Hwai-Chyi Kuei (1996-1998), Catalina Yang (1998-1999), Richard Wen (1999-2001), Kaimay Yuen Terry (2001-2004), Wendy Tai (2007-2010), Bea Rothweiler (2011-current)
Artistic Director
Tian-Jiang Cui (1992-1993), Pei Shen (1993-2005 ), Lili Teng(2005-)
Managing Director
Jocelyn Kuo (1994-1996), Yu-Ching Lo (1996-1997), Marcus Young (1997-2004 ), Lili Pan(2004-2008)

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