Boston Chinatown: History, Community and Art

October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Ave
MA 02115
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The panel features the following speakers:

Tunney Lee, professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, who served as the Chief of Planning and Design at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and also helped initiate the online Boston Chinatown Atlas (

Giles Li, Executive Director of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) and a recognized thought leader and public speaker in Asian American communities nationwide, who also teaches as adjunct faculty in the Asian American Studies program at UMass-Boston and serves on various boards and committees such as the Advisory Board for the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement

Cynthia Woo, Director of the BCNC Pao Arts Center, who has more than ten years of leadership experience in the Boston-area arts sector (including her work as the Director of Community Relations at the Boston Center for the Arts)

Wen-ti Tsen, a painter and public artist who was born in China and grew up in Paris and London before coming to the U.S. to study painting at Boston Museum School. He is currently the artist-in-residence at Tufts University and his large-scale sculptures of “Home Town,” shown in Tufts’ Remis Sculpture Court this fall, re-present Boston’s Chinatown as a place of people. This event is free and open to public.