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Free Admission | Open to Students and General Public | Advance registration is highly recommended.

Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

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Purchase The Middle Kingdom under the Big Sky

Autographed copies will be available for in-person pick-up at the event.

Bored by normal history classes? Not this experience! Join MOCA for an engaging session on history as mystery. Learn how historians construct meaning from sources and piece together historical narratives from fragments of the past. Join special guest Mark T. Johnson, associate professor from the University of Notre Dame and author of book The Middle Kingdom under the Big Sky: A History of the Chinese Experience in Montana, and the MOCA team to investigate a mysterious source connected to Montana’s historic Chinese community and Chinese communities around the world.

Montana autograph and address book in Chinese and English : manuscript. 1885. Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

About Mark T. Johnson

Mark T. Johnson is an associate professor with the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives. Author of the recent book The Middle Kingdom under the Big Sky: A History of the Chinese Experience in Montana (University of Nebraska Press, 2022), Johnson’s research focuses on telling the history of Chinese communities in Montana in their own words and through a global lens.

November 7, 2022
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This program is brought to you by MOCA friends and partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies.

This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.