Gordon H. Chang Celebrated by the Committee of 100

Gordon H. Chang has been celebrated for his contribution to the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The full text from Frank Wu, member of the Committee of 100, reads as follows: Dear Friends: I was honored to attend this important event, the 150th »


OPEN TO THE PUBIC PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE WORLD PREMIER SCREENING OF — MAKING TIES: THE CANGDONG VILLAGE PROJECT On May 30, 5pm, the Stanford Archaeology Center at Stanford University will be hosting the premier of Making Ties: The Cangdong Village Project. We are excited to bring this documentary »

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. »

Golden Spike Conference May 8, 2019

2019 GOLDEN SPIKE CONFERENCE MAY 8-11, 2019 Salt Lake City, Utah Organized and Sponsored by: CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS DESCENDANTS ORGANIZATION From the organizers — TWO INCREDIBLE BOOKS TELL THE STORY OF THE CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS Join Us & Get Your Hands on these hot new books! Click here for conference »

150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike Event

Event Recap An estimated audience of four hundred scholars, Stanford community, and the general public joined us at Stanford on April 11, 2019 at our special event commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike and celebrating the Chinese Workers and the Transcontinental Railroad. See More. Details: Date: April 11, »

Film Documentary — “My Odyssey: Between Two Worlds”

MY ODYSSEY – BETWEEN TWO WORLDS DOCUMENTARY FILM RELEASED FALL 2018 FROM FILMMAKERS RAYMOND DOUGLAS CHONG & ALVIN WRIGHT My Odyssey – Between Two Worlds, by Raymond Douglas Chong (Zhang Weiming), is his intimate odyssey to discover the Chong (Zhang) ancestral roots in Gold Mountain (America) and in Cathay (China).  »

New essays coming

Scholarship on historical and contemporary photographs of the Central Pacific Railroad sites is currently under review to be published digitally in these project pages. The first piece will be the essay by Li Ju and Linda Ye, “A Photo Comparative Essay of the Central Pacific Railroad”.   From the authors: This essay attempts to »

Chinese-language book on the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America

A Chinese-language book, 北美鐵路華工:歷史、文學與視覺再現 [Chinese Railroad Workers in North America: Recovery and Representation], edited by Hsinya Huang [黃心雅] (Taipei: Bookman [台北:書林出版社], 2017). The book, which features a preface by Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project co-directors Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, was produced by scholars from Asia »

“The Tacoma Method” — Anniversary in Washington

The Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) and the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation jointly presented a two-part commemorative program on November 4. The day began with a walk from the Chinese Reconciliation Park to the Tacoma Art Museum, following Pacific Avenue—the same road on which the Chinese of Tacoma were expelled from »