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May 2014: “中国摄影师自费重走美国铁路 寻访筑路华工生活” (China News 中国新闻网)

“手拿照相机,肩扛三脚架,身上背着鼓鼓的行囊,里面装着各种各样的摄影器材……无论出现在哪里,这都是摄影师李炬的经典造型。从2012年开始,他两次自费重走美国太平洋铁路,精心收集当年筑路华工的点滴记忆;同时,一路寻找140多年前中央太平洋铁路公司官方摄影师阿尔弗雷德·哈特(Alfred A·Hart)当年所摄铁路老照片的机位,进行新旧图片对比。”

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May 2014: “Project remembers Chinese railroad workers in US through descendants” (Turkish Weekly)

“Next year marks the 150th anniversary of when large numbers of Chinese started working on the transcontinental railroad in the United States. Very little is known about these workers lives and what happened to them after the construction ended. Stanford University is working on a project to piece together the lives of the Chinese railroad workers by reaching out to their descendants.”

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May 2014: “Project Remembers Chinese Railroad Workers in US Through Descendants 斯坦福大学研究美国铁路华工历史” (Voice of America 美国之音)

“Next year marks the 150th anniversary of when large numbers of Chinese started working on the transcontinental railroad in the United States. Very little is known about these workers lives and what happened to them after the construction ended. Stanford University is working on a project to piece together the lives of the Chinese railroad workers by reaching out to their descendants.”

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“将近150年前,大批华人开始在横贯美国大陆的铁路上工作,使得美国成为一个现代国家工作。不过,人们对这些华工的境况和命运知之甚少。美国斯坦福大学正在开发一个项目,通过联络华工后裔,从他们那里了解、拼凑起美国铁路华工的生活。”

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May 2014: “通車145周年 貢獻終獲肯定 美鐵路華工列入名人堂” (Singpao 成報網)

“一詞在19世紀常用於形容被騙到西方做苦力的華人,由於外國的勞動力不足,不時要輸入外勞協助擔當刻苦及辛勞的工作,當中大部分都是華人。華工為美國建造了首條橫貫東西岸的跨州大鐵路,整條鐵路充滿華工的血與汗,適逢今年是鐵路通車145周年,美國勞工部於當地時間前天舉行儀式,將「中國鐵路工人」列入勞工名人堂(Labor Hall of Honor),這是首批獲此殊榮的華裔人士,也為歷史留下紀錄,而美國總統奧巴馬日前慶祝亞太裔傳統月亦發聲明肯定中國勞工的貢獻。本報國際組報道。”

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May 2014: “横贯美国铁路落成145年后竣工照被重拍 华人入境” (HuanQiu 环球网)

“时隔145年之后,当年修建横跨美国铁路工人的后裔10日重新演绎当年接轨的纪念照场面,不同的是,华工后裔这次可以骄傲的与其他族裔一齐拍照。”

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May 2014: “DOL Inducting Chinese Rail Workers into Hall of Fame” (Occupational Health & Safety)

“U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is scheduled to participate in a public ceremony May 9 inducting into the DOL Hall of Fame the Chinese railroad workers whose work was crucial to the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Deputy Secretary Christopher Lu, and descendants of the railroad workers also will take part in the one-hour ceremony at the Department of Labor headquarters, 200 Constitution Ave. NW in Washington, D.C., starting at 11:30 a.m.”

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May 2014: “Remembering Chinese Laborers 145 Years Later” (KUER)

“It’s been 145 years since the ceremonial ‘driving of the Golden Spike’ connected the Union and Central Pacific railroads at Promontory Summit in Utah. In this year’s commemoration, the role of Chinese laborers in building the transcontinental railroad will be recognized and celebrated.”

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May 2014: “Stanford University recognized for contributions to U.S.-China relations” (Stanford News)

The Committee of 100, an organization of prominent Chinese Americans dedicated to making cultural connections between the United States and Asia held its annual conference in San Francisco on April 25, 2014. The group honored Stanford University with its Common Ground Award for the Advancement in U.S.-China Relations, noting Stanford’s Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project as well as the university’s scientific and academic exchanges over the years. Stanford President John Hennessy received the award, and the Project’s co-directors Professors Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin were introduced to the audience. A short video describing the project was also viewed.

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May 2014: “New Efforts To Honor Chinese Railroad Workers – 145 Years Later” (Forbes)

“On May 10, 1869 a telegraph operator in Promontory Summit, Utah sent the word ‘DONE’ to Washington D.C. The first transcontinental railway was complete. The occasion was marked by the Golden Spike Ceremony and captured with a photograph now known as ‘the champagne photo.’ ”

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May 2014: “US honors Chinese who built Transcontinental Railroad” (China Daily)

“Chinese railroad workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad across the United States in the late 19th century were inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor in Washington and lauded for contributing to ‘America’s strength and vitality.’ ”

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May 2014: “America’s Lost Generation of Asian Immigrants” (Pacific Standard)

“Growing up in a mostly white Midwest town, I rarely saw other Asian Americans that weren’t my blood relatives—not in real life, on TV, in books, or at school. In a world before America’s Best Dance Crew and Ken Jeong, any Asian spotting was cause for great excitement.”

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May 2014: “A ‘photographic act of justice’ for Chinese laborers at Golden Spike” (The Salt Lake Tribune)

A Utah-based coalition, the Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Project, brought about 200 Chinese Americans, Chinese citizens and other Asian American friends, including several descendants of railroad workers, to Promontory Summit, Utah, on the 145th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. There they recreated the iconic photograph of the meeting of the two locomotives in what New York City photographer Corky Lee explained was “an act of photographic justice” by representing those who were invisible in the original photo.

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