Chinese Whispers: Mapping the TracesSM brings together research and storytelling about the early Chinese pioneers in the American West, in an interactive, mapping-based online format. The project will collect and analyze geo-referenced social, cultural, and historical information, and develop a visual mapping website to convey this overlooked history in an accessible way. Chinese WhispersSM stories will be geographically integrated into the website to make the information palpable, and give personal voices and faces to the anonymous sweep of history.

We are working with an exciting interdisciplinary team of collaborators and advisors to develop a pilot website for Chinese Whispers: Mapping the TracesSM. Join our mailing list below to get updates as the project progresses!

Research and development for Chinese Whispers: Mapping the TracesSM is made possible by a California Documentary Project grant from the California Council for the Humanities.

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