Exploring Chinese American History

Museum of Chinese in America, Chinatown - NYC

Museum of Chinese in America, Chinatown - NYC

MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA

Recently, I stopped by the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in Chinatown for a brief visit. The MOCA is a relatively small museum but it manages to relay a lot about Chinese-American history in the compact space. 

I really wish I could provide more than a couple of pictures but there was so much to absorb from these exhibits. Honestly, it was a little overwhelming to suddenly learn about the decades of anti-Asian racism, orientalism, exoticism, and more that my schooling didn't bother to teach me. So much of history centered on PoCs, including Chinese-Americans, was glossed over and whitewashed in my American History classes.

Museum of Chinese in America, Chinatown - NYC - Orientalism and Yellowface in Hollywood

Museum of Chinese in America, Chinatown - NYC - Orientalism and Yellowface in Hollywood

Orientalism and Yellowface in Hollywood

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