Jocelyn Lee

Grant Type

Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Stanford U.

Grant number

Gr. 10700

Approve Date

April 15, 2024

Project Title

Lee, Jocelyn (Stanford U.) "Miners on the Move: Archaeological Investigation of 19th-century Chinese Diaspora in Rural Oregon"

This project seeks to shift the focus on diasporic mobility from the transnational to the host country, specifically how do diasporas move within the host country and create places along those movements through an antiracist framework. The 19th-century Chinese diaspora in Oregon is exemplary of this movement due to the midsized Chinatowns and rural work camps that were dependent on each other. This project uses a combination of archaeological and archival analysis to understand the synchronic relationship between midsized Chinatowns and rural work camps. In addition, this project will use countermapping and PublicGIS with the Chinese American community based out of Portland, Oregon as a way to explore the importance of placemaking in contemporary Chinese American community. From these data I wish to reflexively contribute to the importance of mobility, networks, and placemaking within a diaspora.