100 years ago, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee rode a horse through the streets of New York, fighting for women’s right to vote. She was also a Christian leader who bought a Chinatown church and fought against racism and sexism in her denomination.

Professor Grace May joins Tim and Jane to share about the life of this incredible Asian American Christian leader.

Originally published

March 12, 2021

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Jane Hong

Associate professor of US history. Author of Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion (UNC Press, 2019). NJ Transplant to Los Angeles. Currently writing a history of how post-1965 Asian immigration changed US evangelicalism (Oxford Univ Press). Tweets @janehongphd.

Tim Tseng

Tim Tseng

Fuller Asian American Center Affiliate and Pacific Area Director of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries. Tim’s forthcoming book, tentatively titled Asian American Christianity and the Quest for a Better Country, will be the first comprehensive history of Asian American Christianity.


Grace May

Grace Ying May is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Director of the Women’s Institute at William Carey International University. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she has pastored churches in New York City and Boston. In 2011, she co-founded Women of Wonder (WOW!) and served as the Executive Director for seven years.