Presentation to the US-China People’s Friendship Association

On August 26 at St. Jude’s Church Parish Hall in Cupertino, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Co-Director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford, gave a talk to the US-China People’s Friendship Association South Bay Chapter on “Seeing Absence, Listening to Silence: The Challenge of Reconstructing Chinese Railroad Workers Lives.”

Attendees included several people who have been involved in the Chinese Railroad Workers Project, such as Monica Yeung Arima, an enthusiastic supporter of the Project, current Stanford graduate student Hao Zou, and former Stanford graduate student Catherine Zhao, both of whom have contributed research and expertise. Former Southern Pacific employee, Audie Chang was also present.


Winny Lim (Center), president of the US-China People’s Friendship Association, and Shirley Lin Kinoshita, representing the USCPFA Board of Directors, present a Certificate of Recognition to Shelley Fisher Fishkin after her lecture. Photo by Hao Zou.