Uncovering Hidden History with the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project


May 9, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Astoria Library
450 10th St, Astoria, OR, 97103

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The Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project (OCDP) is an award-winning, multi-agency collaboration that promotes research and education of early Chinese Oregonians. The project has investigated railroad and mining camps, Chinatowns, and small communities and is now turning its attention to Chinese American history and heritage in other parts of the state.

This presentation will showcase their findings, latest discoveries, and where they hope to go next.

Chelsea Rose is a historical archaeologist who focuses on the settlement and development of the American West. Rose is a principal investigator in the award-winning Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project. Rose regularly works with the media, students, and community volunteers in an effort to promote archaeological awareness and encourage historical stewardship. Rose has been featured in books and magazines promoting STEM education, and her recent publication, Chinese Diaspora Archaeology in North America, is available from the University of Florida Press. Along with Jennifer Fang, Rose guest co-edited the Winter 2021 special issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly about the Chinese Diaspora in Oregon.

Supported by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.