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April 2013: Guangdong Delegation Visits Stanford and Signs Agreement of Cooperation

A delegation from Guangdong universities and the provincial government visited Stanford, and Yuan Ding, Sun Yat-sen University, signed an agreement of cooperation between the Project and the Guangdong Overseas Chinese History Program. Guangdong delegation included:

  • Professor Zhang Guoxiong (张国雄): 五邑大学副校长( Vice-Chancellor of Wu Yi University),
  • Professor Zhang Yinglong(张应龙): 暨南大学华人华侨研究院副院长(Associate Dean of Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies in Jinan University),
  • Professor Yuan Ding(袁丁): 中山大学历史系教授(Professor of Department of History in Sun Yat-sen University),
  • Professor Zhu Weibin(朱卫斌) : 中山大学历史系教授( Professor of Department of History in Sun Yat-sen University),
  • Zhu Jiang (朱江): 广东省侨务办公室处长( Director of a Department in Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Guangdong Province),
  • Cui Dong (崔东): 广东省侨务办公室干部(Chief of a section in Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Guangdong Province.)

Photographs Courtesy of Chris Suh.  Rights Reserved.  Please contact the Chinese Railroad Workers Project for reproduction rights.   

Profs. Gordon Chang, Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Yuan Ding signing agreement
Profs. Gordon Chang, Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Yuan Ding signing agreement

Delegation of academics and provincial officials with Gordon Chang, Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Hilton Obenzinger after cooperation agreement signing.
Delegation of academics and provincial officials with Gordon Chang, Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Hilton Obenzinger after cooperation agreement signing.

Prof. Barbara Voss and Guangdong delegation examining artifacts of Chinese workers at archaeology seminar
Prof. Barbara Voss and Guangdong delegation examining artifacts of Chinese workers at archaeology seminar

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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