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January 2016: “The Laborers Nobody Knows” (Stanford Alumni Magazine)

“IT WAS 1970 when history professor Gordon Chang, then a new graduate student fresh out of Princeton, walked into Green Library to pore through Leland Stanford’s papers for the first time. Forty-five years later, he is still looking for what he went there that day to find: accounts that would describe the lives of Chinese workers instrumental in the building of the transcontinental railroad.”

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August 2015: “American Railroad Project Peers Into Chinese Past” (ABC)

“It is an American success story — the linking of the east and west by railroad in the 1860s. However many of the people who built it weren’t Americans but Chinese, and now there’s an effort underway to better tell their story.”

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July 2015: “Stanford Project Unearths Personal Histories of Chinese Railroad Workers” (KQED)

“The Transcontinental Railroad has been dubbed a feat of 19th century engineering and has been credited with opening California up to trade. Despite the importance of the project, little is known about the individual lives of the 12,000 Chinese immigrants who laid the track between Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada. Now, 150 years after Chinese workers began working on the railroad, we look back on the contributions of those workers and learn about the Stanford project that’s piecing together their personal stories.”

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June 2015: “How the West was built: Project seeks stories of Chinese workers” (LA Times)

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“In May 1969, Connie Young Yu’s mother and father traveled to Utah from the Bay Area for ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the transcontinental railway. Like thousands of Chinese Americans, their migrant-laborer forefathers had worked on the massive project that culminated in California rail baron Leland Stanford driving the celebrated golden spike at Promontory Point.”

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June 2015: “斯坦福举办纪念华工参与修建美国铁路150周年活动” (金山在线 US China Express)

“【侨报记者张苗6月6日南湾报道】6月6日,斯坦福大学举办纪念铁路华工150周年活动。中国驻旧金山总领事罗林泉、斯坦福大学人文学院院长赛拉尔(Richard Saller)、斯坦福大学北美铁路华工研究课题(Chinese Railroad Workers Project)主任张少书(Gordon H. Chang)、中美学者、铁路华工后裔代表及斯坦福大学师生等200余人出席活动”

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June 2015: “斯坦福大学举行仪式纪念华工建铁路150周年” (凤凰视频 Phoenix Video)

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June 2015: “美斯坦福大学纪念华工赴美建铁路150周年” (中国新闻网 China News)

“中新网6月8日电 据美国《世界日报》报道,美国铁路华工150周年,斯坦福大学北美铁路华工研究工程及美国华人历史协会学者,6日和来自全国的数十名华工后代一起回顾这段重要的历史。”

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June 2015: “美斯坦福大学纪念华工赴美建铁路150周年” (新华网 Xinhua News Agency)

“中新网6月8日电 据美国《世界日报》报道,美国铁路华工150周年,斯坦福大学北美铁路华工研究工程及美国华人历史协会学者,6日和来自全国的数十名华工后代一起回顾这段重要的历史。”

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June 2015: “美斯坦福大学纪念华工赴美建铁路150周年” (人民网 People’s Daily)

“中新网6月8日电 据美国《世界日报》报道,美国铁路华工150周年,斯坦福大学北美铁路华工研究工程及美国华人历史协会学者,6日和来自全国的数十名华工后代一起回顾这段重要的历史。”

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June 2015: “Historians build links to an important historic past” (China Daily)

“Chinese railroad workers played a vital role in the 1860s construction and completion of the first transcontinental railway in the US. Their herculean efforts in helping to shape the physical and social landscape of the American West should always be remembered, and their heart-wrenching stories should be told and retold and passed on to future generations so that they are never forgotten.”

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June 2015: “Consul General Luo Linquan Attends Stanford University Event to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Introduction of Chinese Workers into the U.S. Transcontinental Railroad” (Chinese Consulate in San Francisco)

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“On June 6th, 2015,Consul General Luo Linquan attended Stanford University event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the introduction of Chinese workers into the first transcontinental railroad across the United States. Deputy Consul General Zha Liyou, Dean of Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences Richard Saller, Director for Institute for Asian Studies Gordon Chang, leaders of Chinese History Society of America, Chinese and American scholars, descendents of Chinese railroad workers, Stanford faculty and students as well as more than 200 guests attended the event.”

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June 2015: “Stanford scholars give voice to the Chinese workers who helped build Transcontinental Railroad” (Stanford News)

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“Built in the mid-1800s, the Transcontinental Railroad was among the most ambitious enterprises of American engineering – as well as an important source of Leland Stanford’s wealth. Well over 10,000 Chinese laborers performed the grueling and dangerous work of tunneling through the granite of the Sierra Nevada. They were paid less than fellow Caucasian workers, and had fewer legal rights.”

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