The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental

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Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit,

The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental.

Friday, January 22, 2016

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

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The Chinese and the Iron Road exhibit on display at Geisel Library in the Seuss Room foyer from January 4 thru February 29, 2016 pays tribute to the Chinese workers who helped build the nation’s first Transcontinental Railroad 150 years ago.

The exhibit, produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) and the Chinese Railroad Workers Project at Stanford University (CRRW), comprises stand-alone graphic panels featuring historical and contemporary photos, along with illustrations and text chronicling the building the Transcontinental Railroad.

The CRRW project seeks to re-discover the history of Chinese railroad workers constructing America’s first Transcontinental Railroad during the period of 1865 -1869 and “give a voice to the Chinese migrants whose labor on the Transcontinental Railroad helped to shape the physical and social landscape of the American West. The Project coordinates research in North America and Asia in order to create an online digital archive available to all, along with books, digital visualizations, conferences and public events.” (CRRW)

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) plays a leading role in coordinating this traveling exhibit.

For more information, contact Serafin Raya at seraya@ucsd.edu.

 

2 comments for “The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental”

On January 21, 2016, 11:52 AM Ruifeng Meng said:

I am very interested about this. Can I come in? Thank you!

On January 21, 2016, 4:20 PM Kolupailo, Nicole said:

Thanks for your interest! The exhibit can be viewed at any time during the Library’s normal hours, which can be found at http://library.ucsd.edu/hours/. If you are interested in attending tomorrow’s reception please email seraya@ucsd.edu.

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