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Chinese in the Frontier West: An American Story, Part II of Ancestors in Americas film series

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The second installment in the Ancestors in the Americas series focuses on the Chinese in the history of the development of the American
West, especially in California. Acknowledging that there is a marked lack of a Chinese presence in much of the recorded history of the region, the narrator ponders, “What is history when the recorder does not record and the camera does not see? Find our history and tell it.” Thus,
Loni Ding sets out to restore Chinese to the history of the American West.