Friday, November 29, 2013

Ngai to Lecture on Chinese Gold Miners in Settler Colonies

On Monday, December 2, at 4 pm, Columbia University’s Mae Ngai will present “Yellow and Gold: Chinese Gold Miners and the 'Chinese Question' in Pacific-World Settler Colonies, 1848-1910” in the Washington History Seminar sponsored by the National History Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars:
In this talk, Mae Ngai will address two transpacific circulations in the late-19th century -- the movement of Chinese to the gold rushes of the Pacific world, including the forms of work and social organization that they brought with them from southern China and southeast Asia and their local adaptations; and the circulation and evolution of anti-Chinese racial politics from North America to Australia to South Africa, which led to restrictive and exclusionary measures. The research is comparative and transnational and empirical as well as discursive.
The seminar will take place in the Woodrow Wilson Center’s 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom in the Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop.  Reservations requested because of limited seating: or 202-450-3209.  Photo ID required for admittance to the building.