Stanford Students Learn Primary Research — Preston Carlson

By Preston Carlson, Research Assistant, Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford. Preston Carlson is an undergraduate student at Stanford University. Before working with the CRRW, I assumed that our understanding of a given event or period of history was binary: either we understood it or not. The »

Stanford Students Learn Primary Research–Lili Nilipour

By Lili Nilipour, Research Assistant, Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford. Lili Nilipour is an undergraduate student at Stanford University. Coming fresh into the Chinese Railroad Workers Project last summer, I knew little about the subject at hand besides the basics: that the Transcontinental Railroad could not »

Richard Koenig — Contemporary Views

Contemporary Views Along the Route of the First Transcontinental Railroad  I follow in the footsteps of photographers Alfred A. Hart and A. J. Russell who expertly recorded the construction of the road. But this is not a re-photography project—it is, rather, photography as archaeology. In making a comprehensive series of »

Shelley Fisher Fishkin Prize — Association for American Studies

The International Committee of the American Studies Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the inaugural Shelley Fisher Fishkin Prize for International Scholarship in Transnational American Studies. The American Studies Association created a new prize named for Shelley Fisher Fishkin to honor her “leadership in creating crossroads for international scholarly collaboration »


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 »