DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN HISTORIES OF SAN JOSE JAPANTOWN – HEINLENVILLE CHINATOWN

  • Japanese American Museum of San Jose / Chinese Historical & Cultural Project
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020
  • 1:00 PM  2:00 PM

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The hour long segment with questions and answers focuses on the last Chinatown in San Jose, Heinlenville.

Before the Japanese. Before the Filipinos. Before any other Asian community in San Jose, there were the Chinese. Did you know that five Chinatowns existed in San Jose? And did you know that the fifth Chinatown, Heinlenville, provided the nurturing environment that gave birth to San Jose Japantown? 

Join us in an ongoing series to discover the historic and cultural treasures of the San Jose Japantown community through the Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown Augmented Reality Art Project.

In episode 2, Curt Fukuda, documentarian for the project, explores the little known history of Japantown’s Chinese American roots. Historian Connie Young Yu and Brenda Hee Wong of the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project will discuss “Heinlenville” Chinatown, the Ng Shing Gung Temple, and the interconnected histories of Chinese and Japanese in San Jose.

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