|Chinese Historical Society of New England|
The PLCT has made a 3-year commitment starting in 2021 as one of the lead sponsors for a new CHSNE initiative to celebrate the 150 years history of Chinese students in America (with a focus on schools in the New England area), starting with the formation of the Chinese Educational Mission (CEM) in 1872 which brought over the first 120 Chinese students to New England. The initiative which will formally kick off in Q4 of 2021 will include seminars, oral history interviews, web content, publications and other activities and is advised by an advisory board comprised of academics, researchers and relatives of early students in the US and Asia.
Founded in 1992, Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is the first educational organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. Over the years, CHSNE have built up a large archive of photos, documents and artifacts, organized many seminars (including the Tunney Lee Lecture Series established in 2020) , walking tours and lobbying efforts and published journals and a book (Chinese in Boston, 1870 1965, $19.99, Arcadia Publishing) to help preserve and promote the history of Chinese Americans in the area. Since 1995, CHSNE has also been recognizing individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the Chinese and broader community every year with our Sojourner Award and past honorees include PL brother Yu-Sing Jung and Dr. Robert Yuan. CHSNE was also involved in restoring the Chinese section of the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mattapan which includes the Chinese Immigrant Memorial dedicated in 2007.
For more info on CHSNE, visit www.chsne.org.