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星期三, 6月 08, 2016

Boston Chinatown Atlas Project Now Online.

Boston Chinatown Atlas Project Now Online.
Creator Tunney Lee Speaks Thursday, June 9th in Boston Chinatown.

Boston, MA, June 8, 2016--The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is proud to announce the online launch of MIT Professor Emeritus Tunney Lee’s Boston Chinatown Atlas (http://chinatownatlas.mit.edu/). The website documents and explores Chinatown’s growth and change through time as told by personal stories, photos, maps, and interactive features.
 Susan Chinsen, Managing Director of CHSNE, is celebrating the website’s accessibility: “Many have already benefited from the traveling exhibition panels, and with the unveiling of the website, many more will now have access to a comprehensive, multilayered, one-stop resource about the history of Boston’s Chinatown.”
 The public is invited to a free presentation and Q&A with Lee covering the research process, the current website, and future plans for the project. Please join Lee and CHSNE this Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Tufts Medical Center - Wolff Auditorium, 800 Washington Street, Boston. For more information about the event and to reserve free tickets, please go to https://ChinatownAtlasLaunch.eventbrite.com.

About Chinatown Atlas
 Boston’s Chinatown serves as the economic, social, and cultural center for one of the fastest growing populations in Massachusetts. The project and the website seeks to understand and tell the story of Chinatown’s history, dynamics, and context, and to encourage future generations to appreciate the traditions and to preserve the community’s vitality. The presented information comes from extensive archival research, census data, and interviews with community members, contextualized the the history of Greater Boston. The Chinatown Atlas concept originated more than 20-years ago between Tunney Lee and Randall Imai through a series illustrations of Chinatown.
The Boston Chinatown Atlas is a collaborative project led by Tunney Lee, David Chang, Randall Imai, Jonathan Wyss, Kelly Sandefer, Kye Liang, Tien-yi Lee, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Chinatown Lantern Cultural and Educational Center, UMass Boston Institute for Asian American Studies, and many former MIT alumni and community members.
About the Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE)
CHSNE is a non-profit membership organization established in 1992 to document, preserve, and promote the history, impact and legacy of Chinese immigration to and settlement in New England. CHSNE supports researchers through our archival photographs and ephemera, oral histories, and object collections. CHSNE hosts various events throughout the year, including lectures by local scholars and authors, walking tours of Chinatown, movie screenings, and an annual banquet. Our bilingual newsletter features local events, short essays, notices, and community opportunities. We strive to work on diverse projects that allow us to showcase local history for a public audience. chsne.org