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November 2012: Dongfang Shao and Qiu Qi visit China to establish research collaboration

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 UniversityMeeting with Zhang Guoxiong, vice president of Wuyi University

Vice President Zhang Guoxiong signed research collaboration agreement with StanfordVice President Zhang Guoxiong signed research collaboration agreement with Stanford

Director Cheng Huanwen of Sun Yet-sen University Library gave welcome remarks on campusDirector Cheng Huanwen of Sun Yet-sen University Library gave welcome remarks on campus

Group photo with Prof. Zhang, Ms. Selia Tan and Prof. Liu Jin who is deputy director of the center in front of Overseers Chinese research center at Wuyi UniversityGroup 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 MuseumMeeting with Ms. Wang Dongqing, director of Wuyi City Overseas Chinese Museum

One of original documents on Chinese laborsOne of original documents on Chinese labors

October 2012: State Archives Administration of China Sends Letter of Support for Project

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.”

September 2012: Project Participants Gather at Stanford

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.
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.

 

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