Lee, Rose Hum
- John S. Baick
Lee, Rose Hum (20 August 1904–25 March 1964), sociologist, was born in Butte, Montana, the daughter of Hum Wah-Lung, a Chinese immigrant laborer, and Lin Fong. Her father died while Rose was still young. Her mother encouraged Rose and her six siblings to pursue their educations. This early encouragement was an unusual and formative influence in Lee’s life, for the idea of a daughter pursuing an American education violated the norms of the small, tightly knit Chinese community in which she was raised....