Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Author Talk with Michael Liu

  • Forever Struggle: Activism, Identity, and Survival in Boston's Chinatown, 1880-2018 
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023. 12pm - 1:00pm
  • State Library of Massachusetts - Room 341, Massachusetts State House
  • Livestream:

In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, the State Library Author Talks Series is excited to host author Michael Liu. Liu will be speaking on his 2020 book, Forever Struggle: Activism, Identity, and Survival in Boston's Chinatown, 1880-2018. Please join us on Tuesday, May 9th at noon, in our historic reading room for this event. We will also be livestreaming the talk on our Youtube channel, courtesy of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Broadcast Services.

About the book: Forever Struggle, details the history of Boston's well known Chinatown neighborhood. From early immigration to urban renewal projects, Liu enlightens readers to the efforts of the Chinatown community to maintain its identity and presence in an ever-changing city. Forever Struggle demonstrates the power of ethnic communities as they endure urban transformation. 

About the author: Michael Liu is a former Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Liu grew up in Boston’s Chinatown and is currently an activist for Chinatown and Asian American communities. Liu is coauthor of The Snake Dance of Asian American Activism: Community, Vision, and Power.

If you are able to join us in person, attendees will be able to participate in a question-and-answer session with the author as well as purchase a copy of the book. As always, this author talk is free and open to all. Assisted listening devices will be made available upon request. Any questions or concerns, please email us at

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