A Hudson Street Reunion was the theme of Asian Community Development Corporation’s annual meeting and dinner on Nov. 12 at Hei La Moon Restaurant.
This postcard depicts Chinatown in 1904. The photo shows a busy street with streetcar wires overhead and tracks below and many horse drawn carriages. The artist has crudely inserted stereotyped images of Chinese in pigtails and mandarin gowns.
The fate of Chinatown is far from grim, based on affordable housing demand, community activism and immigration trends, said Tunney Lee, retired professor of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He discussed “Boston’s Chinatown: Beyond Stereotypes, Food and Boundaries” during a lecture at the Boston Central Library on Feb. 13.
The Chinatown Atlas, an infographic of Chinatown’s development since the 1800s, was unveiled Feb. 15.