Chinese Railroad Workers, The Transcontinental, and the Making of Modern America
Gordon H. Chang is professor of history, Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities, and the Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stanford University. He studies the histories of America-China relations, U.S. diplomacy, and Asian American history. Among his publications are Friends and Enemies: The United States, China, and the Soviet Union, 1948-1972; Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi and His Internment Writing, 1942-1945; Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects; editor with Judy Yung and H.M Lai, Chinese American Voices: From the Gold Rush to the Present; editor with Mark Johnson and Paul Karlstrom, Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970; and Fateful Ties: A History of America’s Preoccupation with China. He has been a Guggenheim and ACLS Fellow.
He currently co-directs the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford and has published two books this year: The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental (editor with Shelley Fisher Fishkin) and Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental.
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||American Culture, Asia, Asian/pacific Islander American Studies, Chinese Studies, Culture, Discussion, Diversity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Free, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Multicultural|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Department of American Culture, Department of History|
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