Dr. Lee has been frequently invited to speak to the general public in addition to her academic presentations at professional conferences. The subjects of her speeches rang from child rearing, family life to cross-cultural differences. The newspaper clippings regarding her political speeches could also be found in GOP folders.
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March 20, 2021, Marriage: Gain and Loss (on Zoom); Orlando Chinese Evangelical Christian Church
September 20, 2019, 我屬於主; Naperville Chinese Church, IL
September 24, 2019, 和神的關係; Naperville Chinese Church, IL
Selected posters of Dr. Lee's speech engagements in CA, USA
Esther Shu-Shin Lee Shares Experiences from a Broken Life
Written By: San Francisco Science and Technology Group
Origin: From the World Journal September 21, 2007 Silicon Valley Technology edition
Published: October 17, 2007
Esther Lee had served as the deputy director of the US Department of Education, the Asian American leader for then-president George Bush's campaign headquarters, dean of a graduate school, the Asian representative for Texas at the National Republican Party convention, began the first Chinese school in America, and has been honored as "[the one who] paved the way for other Chinese to participate in politics". Beneath this beautiful exterior, she has also experienced low points in her life, such as losing an election by mere margins, getting divorced in her fifties and so on, but every time she has stood up, [and like the words in the Bible] " forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, press toward the goal".
Many people don't know that Esther Lee founded the very first Chinese school in America; when she arrived at Houston in February, 1972, she discovered that there were very few places that spoke Chinese, and the next generation even more so, and so in April 1972 created the "Space City Chinese Class" from her own apartment, and to her surprise this affected the whole world and started a fad of Chinese schools.
Esther's entrance into politics was also purely coincidental. In 1978 then-president Carter announced that he would begin diplomatic relations with mainland China, and once the students and immigrants recovered from their shock, they flooded the streets with protests. Esther believed that though the United States haphazardly ended relations with Taiwan, but did not dare to do so towards Israel, a country whose population and land is smaller than Taiwan, because of the political and economic influence of Jewish Americans.
Esther Lee began to walk into American circles [of influence], and because of her own conservative values, chose to join the Republican party and participate in their political activities, from the American-Chinese Association to the American-Chinese Women's Association, and represented Texas at the Republican National Convention in 1984 and 1992 as the first Asian American delegate.
Esther has also represented the United States to discuss illegal immigration and economic development with Central American countries, and then was named as the vice-chairman of the Board of Education by then-president George Bush. She has served more than thirty government committees, commissions and received a multitude of prizes. (Reviewed by Esther Lee on 4/3/2012)
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