The Chinese & the Iron Road Symposium, May 18

The Chinese & the Iron Road Symposium

Sponsored by the Chinese Historical Association of America (CHSA)

May 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This day-long event commemorated the 150th anniversary of the completion of the U.S. Transcontinental railroad, and the integral role that Chinese workers played in its construction.

CHSA’s symposium dedicated the day to the latest scholarship about Chinese involvement in the transcontinental railroad.

For further details, see the main conference website.



This program also serves as the launch of CHSA’s new book, Voices from the Railroad, which has been expanded and updated from its original 2014 edition. Co-edited by Sue Lee and Connie Young Yu, the new book features first-hand narratives by nine descendants of Chinese railroad workers.