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Friday, June 18, 2021

紐英崙華人歷史協會李燦輝講座 - 6/19 劉仲岳新書"恆久掙扎"


 Tunney F. Lee Lecture: Forever Struggle Boston's Chinatown, 1880-2018

by Chinese Historical Society of NE

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About this event

Chinatown has a long history in Boston. Though little documented, it represents the city’s most sustained neighborhood effort to survive during eras of hostility and urban transformation. It has been wounded and transformed, slowly ceding ground; at the same time, its residents and organizations have gained a more prominent voice over their community’s fate.

In writing about Boston Chinatown’s long history, Michael Liu, a lifelong activist and scholar of the community, charts its journey and efforts for survival—from its emergence during a time of immigration and deep xenophobia to the highway construction and urban renewal projects that threatened the neighborhood after World War II to its more recent efforts to keep commercial developers at bay. At the ground level, Liu depicts its people, organizations, internal battles, and varied and complex strategies against land-taking by outside institutions and public authorities. The documented courage, resilience, and ingenuity of this low-income immigrant neighborhood of color have earned it a place amongst our urban narratives. Chinatown has much to teach us about neighborhood agency, the power of organizing, and the prospects of such neighborhoods in rapidly growing and changing cities.

Michael Liu is a native of Boston Chinatown. After graduating from college, he has been active on social justice and community issues especially concerning Boston Chinatown. He joined and helped create several community social justice groups. In the 1990’s, he was executive director of the Asian American Resource Workshop.

Michael is a graduate of Swarthmore College and completed graduate studies in engineering at Northeastern and University of Massachusetts Amherst before receiving his Ph.D. in Public Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston. Since then, he has worked as a researcher at the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMB. He co-authored an interpretive history of Asian American organizing, The Snake Dance of Asian American Activism.

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