From Exclusion to Inclusion: The History of Chinese in New England, 1798-Present presentation to take place Nov. 18 at Forbes House Museum
From Exclusion to Inclusion: The History of Chinese in New England, 1798-Present
Saturday, Nov. 18, 1:00 p.m.
FREE, but space is limited
Register in advance at www.forbeshousemuseum.org
Historian York Lo will retrace the footsteps of Chinese in the New England area over the past two centuries.
You will learn about:
- The first known Chinese immigrant in the area and his connection to a famous painting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
- A racist incident in Boston Chinatown which later led to the biggest anti-American boycott in China
- Chinese soldiers from the area who have served the country from the Civil War to WWII
- The story of the accidental politician who became the first Asian mayor in the Boston area (and it’s not Michelle Wu) and many more stories of triumphs and tribulations
Stay after the talk for a discounted guided house tour, including the museum’s extensive collection of Chinese export art and artifacts.
York Lo is an investment management professional with over 25 years of experience in the US and Asia and a published historian with a focus on the history of the Chinese diaspora and his native Hong Kong. He has been a board member of the Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) where he launched its Tunney Lee Memorial Lecture series and 150 Years of Chinese Students in America initiative and has been an Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard.