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The 1880 Ant-Chinese Riot in Denver and Chinese-Americans' Contribution to the Centennial State
Thursday, 08 Apr 2021
8:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Speaker: Dr. Xiansheng Tian, Ph.D., Professor of History, jointed the Metro State University of Denver in 1996. His book, Patrick J. Hurley and American Policy in China, 1944- 1945, which details one of the pivotal diplomatic missions of the twentieth century. He also co-edited three other books, Evolution of Power: China's Struggle, Survival, and Success, New Historiography in the Contemporary West on Chinese History: 1987-2007, and Taiwan in the Eyes of Chinese-American Scholars: Critical Analysis of
Taiwanese Society in the 21st Century. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Chinese Historians in the United States and the Association of Chinese Professors in Social Sciences. Tian is also on the Editorial Board of American Review of China Studies.
The 1880 anti-Chinese riot in Denver, Colorado is the darkest page of American history -- the Chinese immigrants were singled out as the hate targets. As the result, once booming Denver Chinatown disappeared, followed soon by the Chinese Exclusion Act passed by the U. S. Congress in 1882. Chinese-Americans, however, did not give up. They made great contributions to the state of Colorado despite of discrimination. The presentation will introduce a few examples. This event is organized by Dr. Wenying Zhou, Assistant Professor of Chinese and Dr. Tze-lan Sang, Professor of Chinese. This talk is
sponsored by the MSU Asian Studies Center and is a part of the Center's Global Virtual Speakers Program (GVSP)