Episode 10: Angela Yuanyuan Feng, Julieanne Fontana, and Diane O'Donoghue on Providence's Chinatown


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What happened to Providence's Chinatown? In this week's episode we talk to Angela Yuanyuan Feng and Julieanne Fontana, two Master's Students in Public Humanities at Brown University who have created an exhibit and walking tour in downtown Providence to consider this question. Angela and Julieanne discuss their work with community partners, scholars, and archivists to recover this history, and they talk about the various circumstances that led to the creation of Providence's Chinatown and its decline. Then we're joined by Diane O'Donoghue, Director of the Program for Public Humanities at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, to learn more about how Diane's work on Boston's Chinatown and its public library influenced the project on Providence's Chinatown. Public Work is produced and hosted by Amelia Golcheski and Jim McGrath. Questions? Comments? Find us on Twitter (PublicWorkPod) or email us: publicworkpodcast[at]gmail. The music on this episode is excerpted from the song “New Day” by Lee Rosevere (licensed via Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International).

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