May, 27, 2016 – Sampan
The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) hosted a reception on May 23 for the Chinatown Atlas going online at the Massachusetts Historical Society. About 50 individuals attended the event.
The Chinatown Atlas was a 15-year effort by Tunney Lee, former MIT professor of architecture and urban planning, to document the origins of the Chinese in Boston and how they built Chinatown. Formerly displayed as banners, the maps, photos and elevation renderings are now part ofan interactive website.
Lee’s research team included architect Randall Imai, CHSNE member David Chang, MIT students and many others.
The Chinatown Atlas can be viewed at http://chinatownatlas.mit.edu/.