Washington Post: When Trump gets coronavirus, Chinese Americans pay a price

Washington Post: When Trump gets coronavirus, Chinese Americans pay a price. “In an analysis of 2.7 million tweets in the three days after Trump announced his and first lady Melania Trump’s diagnosis on Twitter, the ADL found elevated language associated with hostility against Asians, compared with the previous day. In the 12 hours after Trump’s announcement, ADL saw an 85 percent spike in such language. The announcement sparked thousands of online conversations blaming China for trying to purposefully infect the president, the researchers found.”

New York Times: Chinatown Museum Gets $3 Million After Fire Threatens Its Archives

New York Times: Chinatown Museum Gets $3 Million After Fire Threatens Its Archives. “In January, a fire ripped through the upper floors of the Chinatown building that held the museum’s archives, endangering roughly 85,000 artifacts. Then the coronavirus pandemic, which had prompted a surge in anti-Asian harassment, also shut the museum down for months. But in late September, Nancy Yao Maasbach, the museum’s president, got a call with some good news.”

COVID-19: Relationship between social media use and prejudice against Chinese Americans (EurekAlert)

EurekAlert: COVID-19: Relationship between social media use and prejudice against Chinese Americans. “The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that originated in China has claimed an estimated 100,000 lives in the United States, while a different sort of pandemic is spreading online against Asian Americans, particularly of Chinese descent. A study published in Frontiers in Communication suggests there is a strong relationship between social media use and prejudice.”

Hyperallergic: Scorched Museum of Chinese in America Archives Building Will Be Rebuilt

Hyperallergic: Scorched Museum of Chinese in America Archives Building Will Be Rebuilt. “After it was gutted by a five-alarm fire in January, the Chinatown building that housed the archives of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will be torn down and rebuilt, the city announced this week. The announcement ended concerns by members of the community that the city may have neglected its pledge to help recover the museum’s damaged archives.”

Gothamist: FDNY Still Fighting ‘Deep-Seated’ Fire In Chinatown Building Housing Museum Of Chinese In America Archives

Gothamist: FDNY Still Fighting ‘Deep-Seated’ Fire In Chinatown Building Housing Museum Of Chinese In America Archives. “A five-alarm fire destroyed the top floors of a historic Chinatown building that housed the archives for the Museum of Chinese in America on Thursday.”

The Verge: WeChat keeps banning Chinese Americans for talking about Hong Kong

The Verge: WeChat keeps banning Chinese Americans for talking about Hong Kong. “Pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory in Hong Kong yesterday, but many Chinese Americans have been unable to express their approval online. WeChat, a popular social media messaging app, has been censoring political messages and disabling people’s accounts if they voice their support for the movement — even if they’re in the United States.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Oral histories from Chinese-Americans living in Augusta now available

Digital Library of Georgia: Oral histories from Chinese-Americans living in Augusta now available. “The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the availability of the Augusta Chinese-American Oral History Project… The collection, which belongs to the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS), contains 26 oral history interviews of of individuals who either immigrated to Augusta, Georgia from China, and/or grew up in Augusta during the early to mid-twentieth century.”