May 2015: “It’s 150 years since Chinese migrants were brought in to build the Transcontinental Railroad” (SF Gate)

“The greatest engineering feat of the 19th century began in 1863, when the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroads broke ground. Two years later, contractors began hiring large numbers of Chinese migrants, many from California, to help with the monumental construction project.”

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July 2014: “華工鑄就血淚路 金釘偉遺跡致敬歷史” (World Journal 世界新聞)


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July 2014: “Stanford project sheds lights on lives of Chinese railway workers” (China Daily)

“Chinese Railroad Workers in North America, an online digital archive that commemorates the work of thousands of Chinese immigrants in building the Transcontinental Railroad and seeks ‘to give a voice’ to them, was unveiled at Stanford University earlier this week.”

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May 2014: “斯坦福大学还原华工形象唤醒共同历史记忆” (Nanfang Daily 南方日报)


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May 2014: “Story of Raymond Chong 張偉明的尋根故事” (ITV 55.5 Life)

The story of Raymond Chong, descendant of a Chinese railroad worker who has spent the last 10 years looking for his roots in Kaiping City, Guangdong Province was featured on May 28, 2014 on ITV 55.5 Life, a Mandarin program broadcast from Houston, Texas. The Chinese Railroad Workers Project has recorded an oral history with Chong for the Digital Archive.

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May 2014: “华工形象还原:唤醒共同历史记忆以推进中美关系” (China News 中国新闻)


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May 2014: “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” (Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center)

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center launched the project “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” to gather photos from all parts of the U.S. on May 10th, the anniversary of the Golden Spike. The Stanford Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project participated by shooting photos at the Cantor Arts Museum at Stanford where the Golden Spike is on display. Several of us marveled at the artifact, and Gordon H. Chang explained the image of Chinese servants in the large portrait of the Stanford family.

May 2014: Golden Spike Ceremony

May 10, 2014 was the 145th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory, Utah. The ceremony celebrated the meeting of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads to complete the transcontinental railroad in 1869. There was a wide range of events and articles sparked by this anniversary, many of them highlighting the work of the Stanford Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project.

聯合報 美鐵路血汗華工 145年後登名人堂

世界日報 橫跨美國鐵路竣工照重拍 華人入鏡

聯合報 華工埋骨他鄉 只找到300多人名字

聯合報 貢獻遭抹殺 華工後人爭公道

中央社 正視歷史 19世紀華工列美勞工名人堂

May 2014: “Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial” (Rick Quan)

A Memorial Project has been launched to build a monument to the Chinese railroad workers in the Sierra Nevada. Steven Lee is heading the Memorial Project, and Bay Area journalist Rick Quan has produced a video to introduce the project and to raise funds. The Stanford Railroad Workers in North America Project is assisting in the campaign, and Project participants Denise Khor and Hilton Obenzinger are interviewed in the short video:

May 2014: “上萬華工 只找到300多人名字” (World Journal 世界新聞)

Gordon H. Chang, Stanford CRRW

May 2014: “苦蒐資料尋後代 譚上新終促成表彰” (World Journal 世界新聞)

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May 2014: “华工形象还原:唤醒共同历史记忆以推进中美关系” (GuHanTai 古汉台)

“ ‘我们想纠正一个历史错误,中央太平洋铁路不是斯坦福一个人修的,而主要是华人修的。”斯坦福大学北美铁路华工研究工程负责人张少书教授对南方日报记者说,不能让这些修建美国太平洋铁路的华工继续成为历史的“隐形人’。”

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