Projected Impacts

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The real impact the Madame Chiang Project hopes to have is two-fold: (1) to foster discussion about Madame Chiang Kai-Shek’s visit to Los Angeles in 1943 and its apparent impact on the American perceptions of Chinese via media sources; and (2) to foster discussion about the unique sociopolitical circumstances that impacted the lives of Chinese Americans during the 1930s and 1940s, and how they affected the Chinese American identity.

As university students, the Madame Chiang Project also hopes to spark interest amongst more academic circles about the growing need for community-based research not only in Chinatown but all ethnic communities that are yet to truly historical document their own personal stories.

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