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Title The Chinese Gardens
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 17 min.)
Summary The Chinese Gardens looks at the lost Chinese community in Port Townsend, WA, examining anti-Chinese violence in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800s and drawing connections between past and present race relations in the United States. Through text, brief interviews, and images of the empty spaces of Port Townsend's former Chinatown, the film examines early instances of racism against the Chinese in the U.S., from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 through various lynchings, beatings, and murders. The Chinese Gardens also documents Chinese American resistance to these crimes, illuminating the hidden history of that tumultuous time
Event Originally produced by Valerie Soe in 2012
Audience Higher education
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Racism -- Washington (State) -- Port Townsend.
Chinese -- Washington (State) -- Port Townsend -- History -- 19th century.
Chinese -- Washington (State) -- Port Townsend -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Soe, Valerie.
Kanopy (Firm)