PUBLIC LECTURES

Upcoming and Recent Talks

(l-r) Gordon H. Chang, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Hilton Obenzinger, Roland Hsu

Upcoming events featuring the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project.

February 22, 2020, UCLA Asia Pacific Center, Los Angeles, CA., with Gordon H. Chang. Gordon H. Chang’s talk: “Builders of the Transcontinental Railroad: Traversing China and America” is hosted by the China and Beyond Forum, and sponsored by the UCLA Asia Pacific Center.

April 16, 2020, Capital Public Radio Live Event, Auburn, CA., with Gordon H. Chang. Gordon H. Chang will be interviewed by Beth Ruyak, host of Insight on Capital Public Radio. The event is sponsored by the “Auburn One Book One Community” series. [Scroll to “Events” for location.]

May 16, 2020, Saratoga Library, Saratoga, CA., with Roland Hsu. In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Dr. Roland Hsu will discuss the contributions of Chinese railroad workers to the transcontinental railroad. Dr. Hsu is the Director of Research for the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University.

Recent past presentations by Gordon H. Chang

Gordon H. Chang continues a full schedule of invited lectures. He has delivered public lectures on his publications and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, California; the Blackhawk Museum, Danville, California; The Community Library, Ketchum, Idaho; The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, Utah; the California State Railroad Museum, at the Chinese Historical Society of America, San Francisco; the Institute for Study of California and the West, Huntington Library-University of Southern California; Annual Conference of the Association of California Archivists, Long Beach, CA; Annual Conference of the Committee of 100, New York City; the 2019 Litquake Literary Festival at the Book Club of California, Southern Methodist University (video); and at additional public and by-invitation events.

Gordon H. Chang presented to large audiences at the SPIKE 150 conference.
Audio recording of Gordon H. Chang, sponsored by SPIKE 150, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah: 

Gordon H. Chang presenting in San Francisco, May 2019

Recent Presentations by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

December 3, 2019, Vi at Palo Alto.

June 5-9, 2019, International Symposium on the Transnational Life of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America, Wuyi University, Jiangmen, China.

May 9, 2019, CGTN.

May 7, 2019, Shelley Fisher Fishkin presented to audiences at Golden Spike 150, Weber State University Special Collections, Union Station at Ogden, Utah.

August 28, 2019, Palo Alto Jewish Community Center.

Recent Presentations by Hilton Obenzinger

September 18, 2019, Channing House, Palo Alto, CA.

June 5-9, 2019, International Symposium on the Transnational Life of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America, Wuyi University, Jiangmen, China.

April 6, 2019, C-SPAN

Recent Presentations by Roland Hsu

October 7, 2019 at Channing House, Palo Alto, California.

August 12, 2019, WVXU (National Public Radio), “The Forgotten History of Chinese Railroad Workers” radio interview with Roland Hsu, and Felicity Tao (Greater Cincinnati Cultural Exchange Association).

June 1, 2019, Chinese American Museum of Chicago, Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago, Chinese American Citizens Alliance Chicago