Monday, September 13, 2021

From the Bookshelves: The Chinese Question by Mae Ngai

Ngai talk 9-17-21

How did Chinese migration to the goldfields of California, Australia and South Africa both upend the global economy and forge modern conceptions of race?

Join Berkeley historians for a conversation with historian Mae Ngai (Lung Family Professor Asian American Studies, and Professor of History at Columbia University) about her remarkable new book, The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics (Norton, 2021), with discussants Harvey Dong (Continuing Lecturer of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies) and Chris Tomlins (Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law at UC Irvine), and moderator Lok Siu (Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies).

Register here to join. If the Zoom capacity for the webinar reaches its limit of 100 attendees, those unable to access the webinar can view the conversation via livestream at CRG’s Facebook Page (

For more information, please visit the Center for Race and Gender’s event page here.

To purchase a copy from Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Click here and to purchase from Norton and read reviews, click here.


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