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Monday, October 14 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad LIMITED

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Co-presented by Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco

They came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes working to build the Transcontinental Railroad. These migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert, helping fuel the ascent of an interlinked, industrial United States. But survivors were pushed first to the margins of American life, and then to the fringes of public memory. Award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang discusses his groundbreaking book Ghosts of Gold Mountain. FREE, advance registration suggested 

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Gordon Chang

Gordon H. Chang is the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and Professor of History at Stanford University, where he also serves as Director of the Center for East Asian Studies and Co-Director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project. The author of Fateful Ties... Read More →



Monday October 14, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Book Club of California 312 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108
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