Hannon Library Chinese New Year with Tom Banse
Hannon Library Chinese
New Year: “Unfinished Journey” Lecture with Tom Banse
Play history detective alongside NPR correspondent Tom Banse as he
retells the tale of a star-crossed campaign to repatriate the remains of
pioneer Chinese immigrants in Oregon.
Banse’s noon lecture and slideshow, “Unfinished Journey: A treasure box
of documents and a long trip home” will be presented at Hannon Library on Feb. 15 in the Meese Meeting
Room. This free event is co-sponsored by
the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association in advance of their Feb. 16th
Chinese New Year celebration in Jacksonville.
about emptied graves, embezzlement, restless souls, and a collision between
age-old traditions and inopportune civil war.
The story behind the making of an award-winning NPR radio feature also includes
a mysterious anonymous source, photos of remote Northwest locations, and tips
for doing your own research. Based in
Olympia, WA, Tom Banse covers a wide variety of news across the Northwest for
National Public Radio, with stories heard on “Morning Edition,” “All Things
Considered,” and locally on Jefferson Public Radio. His exploration of the Chinese immigration to
the American West began with a chance donation to his network of long-lost
archival documents. For further
information on this free noon lecture, contact Hannon Library at (541) 552-6823
or visit <Hanlib.SOU.edu>.
Is there an admission fee to attend?:No