Dongfang Shao and Qiu Qi visited the Guangdong Overseas Research Center, Wuyi University, Jiangmen Museum and Jiangmen Wuyi Museum of Overseas Chinese, and Sun Yat-sen University Libraries, School of Asian and Pacific Studies of Sun Yat-sen University on research collaboration. Prof. Zhang Quoxiong, vice-president of WuYi University, signed an Intention of Collaboration with Stanford University.
Meeting with Zhang Guoxiong, vice president of Wuyi University
Vice President Zhang Guoxiong signed research collaboration agreement with Stanford
Director Cheng Huanwen of Sun Yet-sen University Library gave welcome remarks on campus
Group photo in front of the Overseas Chinese Research Center at Wuyi University with Deputy Director Liu Jin, Dongfang Shao, Prof. Zhang, Qi Qiu, and Selia Tan
Meeting with Ms. Wang Dongqing, director of Wuyi City Overseas Chinese Museum
One of original documents on Chinese labors
The Project receives a letter from Yang Dongquan, Director General, State Archives Administration of China, in support of the Project, forwarding communications to Guangdong Provincial Archives of China to “assist your project energetically.”
Participants in the Project from Asia and North America gathered at Stanford to share research on the railroad workers and to discuss prospects for future collaboration. The group included professors of American Studies, History, Literature, Anthropology/Archaeology, and translations studies, as well as community historians, artists, and independent scholars. They came from Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Lubbock, Newark, New York, Palo Alto, Providence, San Francisco, Stanford and Taipei.
Scholars from the U.S., Canada, and Asia who met at Stanford in September, 2012 to brainstorm about strategies for recovering the experiences of the Chinese workers whose work was essential to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
The Conference Program is available here: