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U.S.-China Relations: A Long View of History

February 1, 2022 @ 8:45 am - 9:30 am CST

U.S.-China Relations: A Long View of History

Dr. Gordon H. Chang — U.S.-China Relations: A Long View of History

*Tuesday, February 1st, 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM CT*


Attention is usually given to immediate concerns over geopolitics, economics, and human rights in the current fraught relationship between the United States and China. The two have a long, complicated, and emotional history of interaction, which will be the focus of this talk in order to provide historical context for our present moment.

Gordon H. Chang is a professor of History at Stanford University and the Olive H. Palmer Professor of Humanities. He is currently serving the University as the Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and is the Stanford Alumni Association Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Stanford faculty since 1991. In 2019, published Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic History of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and, as co-editor, The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental (Stanford University Press). These books draw from more than seven years of work conducted by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford, which he has co-directed. His other books include Friends and Enemies: The United States, China, and the Soviet Union, 1948-1972; Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi and His Internment Writings, 1942-1945; and Fateful Ties: A History of America’s Preoccupation with China. He has edited or co-edited Before Internment; Asian Americans and Politics; Chinese American Voices; and Asian American Art: A History. He teaches courses in American history, trans-Pacific history, U.S-China relations, and Asian American history. He is a fourth-generation Californian, having grown up in Oakland. His degrees are from Princeton University and Stanford. He has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, and three times at the Stanford Humanities Center. He has served as the Director of the Asian American Studies Program and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies. In addition to the honors and awards mentioned above, he is a Fellow of the Society of American History; the Distinguished Alumni Award, Princeton Asian American Alumni Association; and a recipient of Certificates of Recognition for this scholarship from Nancy Pelosi, Anna Eshoo, and Ro Khanna, U.S. House of Representatives; and from the California State Legislature, including Kansen Chu, David Chiu, Evan Low, Jerry Hill, and Jim Beall.

Hosted by Global Media Industry Speaker Series

Co-sponsored by the School of Undergraduate Studies


February 1, 2022
8:45 am - 9:30 am CST
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