Far East Deep South News and Resources
On Saturday, August 6th, FEDS producers Larissa and Baldwin appeared at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC for a special screening of their award-winning documentary. It was followed by a panel discussion with Derek Grier, founding pastor of Grace Church in Dumfries, VA, Jeff Kloha, Museum of the Bible Chief Curatorial Officer and Walter Kim, President of the National Association of Evangelicals.
This event also marked the launch of a special exhibit showcasing a Chinese Bible from Mississippi, originally printed in the 1930s, that features prominently in Far East Deep South. On loan from the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum in Cleveland, MS, it will be on display starting August 6, 2022 for six months along with a few other artifacts from that era.
Exploring Your Family History panel on May 25, 2021. An informative discussion of family history research experts who share insights and other helpful tools for you to research more about your own heritage and ancestry.
Panel discussion of the film on May 12, 2021 with professors Min Zhou of UCLA and Ben Tran of Vanderbilt University and the historic significance of Asians in the South. Moderated by author and sociologist, Nancy Wang Yuen. *Third Space Asian America is an official partner of Far East Deep South.
I attended this interesting talk on Mae Ngai's new book The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics (W.W. Norton and Company, 2021) with Beth Lew-Williams, Associate Professor of History at Princeton University sponsored by MOCA on March 2nd. This book won the 2022 Bancroft Prize in history and narrates a complex history of the economic, social, and cultural circumstances around the mid-19th century gold rushes in America, South Africa, and Australia, and their impact on the Chinese diaspora. Mae M. Ngai is Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History at Columbia University. Special thanks to MOCA for sponsoring this.