WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AMERICAN?
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, opening September 26, tells the complex and fascinating story of Chinese in America, weaving together the stories of trade, education, migration and labor. It explores the dramatic change in American immigration policy represented by the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, the establishment of Chinese-American communities, and the rise of educational programs in East Coast universities. The exhibition concludes covering the repeal of Exclusion, immigration reform, and the legacy of early Chinese Americans’ experiences and achievements in the US. Watch a short video preview here.