Eve Li
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Chinatown Natives

 

#CHINATOWNNATIVES is a poster series including quotes from interviews with native San Francisco’s Chinatown residents about their experience with systematic corruption, immigration discrimination, and the aftershocks from the Chinese Exclusion Act. These posters are displayed in high traffic Chinatown tourist locations to challenge Chinatown’s stereotype of exoticism and reveal the disappearing history of Asian-American immigration to non-locals. This project was competing to be chosen by the Chinese Cultural Center for funding and implementation.

 A poster as reference from 1892 about excluding Chinese immigration from California. 

A poster as reference from 1892 about excluding Chinese immigration from California.