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Survival and Loss: A Joint Discussion of Los Angeles and San Francisco Chinatowns

The California Historical Society and Chinese American Museum host a panel on the past/present/future of Los Angeles and San Francisco's Chinatowns.

March 7, 2019 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join California Historical Society and the Chinese American Museum at their host venue, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes for a panel discussion on the dual creation, maintenance, preservation, and future of Los Angeles and San Francisco’s Chinatowns. Moderated by UC Riverside Associate Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program, Catherine Gudis, we will explore with historians, advocates, artists, and media specialists how these two Chinatowns emerged, were threatened, survived, and thrived. We will also consider possible futures for both as well as posit how we all can better celebrate and support these two historic spaces.

After the panel, join them at the Chinese American Museum for light snacks and a special evening viewing our exhibitions.


Moderated by: Cathy Gudis | Associate Professor of History and Director of UC Riverside’s Public History Program

Nayan Shah | Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity and History at the University of Southern California

Eddie Wong | Co-founder of Visual Communications

Steven Wong | Curator at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, formerly Interim Executive Director and Curator of the Chinese American Museum

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu | Professor and Chair of the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine.


Photo from teh California Historical Society Collection at USC