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Chinatown: Past & Present

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)

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Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a small but resilient community that has consistently overcome outside threats and remains an important cultural center for Asians around the region. Its story raises larger issues of citizenship and rights, the meaning of community, and the diversity that enriches our city.

Join us for a discussion about Chinatown’s history and the legacies of its activism and redevelopment, featuring Kathryn E. Wilson, associate professor of history at Georgia State University; John William Chin, executive director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation; Deborah Wei, the director of the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs in the School District of Philadelphia; and Roseann Liu, PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Followed by a reception.

This event is related to the recent publication of Pennsylvania Legacies on the topic of Chinatown.

This event is made possible by support from the Connelly Foundation. Partners include the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, and the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.

Have questions about Chinatown: Past & Present? Contact Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School
1023 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Following a complete merger with the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, HSP is also a leading repository of immigrant and ethnic history. It is second only to the Library of Congress for material on the nation’s founding and is the country’s third most popular destination for genealogical study. With approximately 21 million records including manuscripts, graphics, and books that span over 350 years of history, HSP is an invaluable resource for historical research.

HSP serves thousands of on-site visitors each year. It also offers a research-by-mail service and extensive online resources, including a library catalog, finding aids, digital collection, and curricular materials. HSP hosts educator workshops and public programs, and publishes a quarterly scholarly journal. To learn more about HSP or to become a member, visit us at www.hsp.org.

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