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LECTURE: Asians in Colorado: A History of Persecution and Perseverance in the Centennial State

When:
September 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2017-09-16T14:00:00-06:00
2017-09-16T15:00:00-06:00
Where:
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
USA
Cost:
$5 Suggested Donation/Free for Members
Contact:
CSPM Front Desk
7193855990

A History of Persecution and Perseverance in the Centennial State explores the history of Asians in Colorado through a consideration of ten salient facts about their experience. Through his program, Dr. Wei will cover the arrival of Asians in Colorado Territory to the present, and discuss how, like other Coloradans, these communities had the grit necessary to survive their various trials and tribulations.

William Wei (Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1978). He is an authority on modern Chinese history and Asian American Studies. His publications include Counterrevolution in China: The Nationalists in Jiangxi during the Soviet Period (University of Michigan Press, 1985), The Asian American Movement (Temple University Press, 1993), and Asians in Colorado: A History of Persecution and Perseverance in the Centennial State (University of Washington Press, 2016). He has held a Rockefeller Fellowship, Mellon Fellowship, and Fulbright-Hays Fellowship. In the summer of 1997, he worked as a journalist covering the historic handover of Hong Kong to China. In the summer of 2006, he served as the Academic Dean of the Semester at Sea faculty aboard the MV Explorer, visiting various countries around the Pacific Rim. He is a Professor of History on the Boulder Campus and the Editor-in-Chief of the Colorado Encyclopedia.

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