Immigrant experience of first generation Chinese Immigrants in Swansea and surrounding areas

Documenting the history of Chinese immigrants in Swansea

Heritage Grants

swansea, Wales
Swansea Chinese Community Co-Op Centre
<p>The Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre&nbsp;led a 12-month project to explore the experiences of first generation Chinese immigrants in Swansea.</p>

The group worked alongside Swansea University, with support from the West Glamorgan Archive Service, to conduct research and locate records and documents relating to Chinese immigrants in Swansea. 

The group also interviewed 10 older Chinese immigrants and hosted a series of IT workshops for the project team. Workshop sessions included: filming, voice-recording, clip editing, subtitle making, producing DVDs, historical research and digital storytelling.

A DVD was produced containing a summary of the findings and 10 digital stories from this first generation of Chinese immigrants. The group hosted a launch event at the end of the project, and the digital stories were also made available online on the Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre website.

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