Ghosts of Gold Mountain: the Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

book cover image showing chinese workers breaking rocks on a mountainside
Friday, January 31, 2020
12:00pm to 2:00pm
119 Moses Hall (Harris Room)
UC Berkeley

It's time to mark your calendar and place your book order for our first APHS meeting of the semester! Our session will take place at 12pm on Friday, January 31st in the Harris Room (119 Moses Hall) of the Institute for Governmental Studies.

We are thrilled to welcome Professor Gordon Chang from Stanford to discuss his new book, Ghosts of Gold Mountain: the Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.) Twenty thousand workers from China built the western portion of the first transcontinental rail line across the United States, but their lives were lost until the Chinese Railroad Workers Project in North America Project at Stanford focused on recovering their history.  Ghosts of Gold Mountain presents their story.  Professor Chang will present the research as well as discuss the methodological challenge of recovering history without documents from the historical subjects. 

Given budgetary constraints, it's imperative that we get an accurate head count for both lunch and book orders, with your book order reflecting a commitment to attend the seminar. With that in mind, if you plan on attending and need a copy of the book, please RSVP by filling out the following google form

Lunch will be provided - along with books (to be distributed this coming week). Hope to see you there.