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Stanford scholars give voice to the Chinese workers who helped build Transcontinental Railroad

June 22, 2015

A century and a half after Chinese migrants toiled on the Transcontinental Railroad, an interdisciplinary team of Stanford professors is shedding light on a key chapter of the intertwined relationship between China and the United States. Led by Stanford history Professor Gordon Chang and Stanford English Professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin the project is undertaking the most exhaustive search for materials related to the Chinese railroad workers ever conducted.