This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer "The Chinese Question": Gold Rushes and Global Politics of Exclusion Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1CV008 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets Materials for this program Handout Resize text The Chinese Question by Thomas Nast for Harper’s Weekly, 1871 In roughly five decades, between 1848 and 1899, more gold was removed from the earth than had been mined in the 3,000 preceding years, bringing untold wealth to individuals and nations. But friction between Chinese and white settlers on the goldfields of California, Australia, and South Africa catalyzed a global battle over the “Chinese Question”: would the United States and the British Empire outlaw Chinese immigration? Drawing on ten years of research across five continents, historian and author Mae Ngai narrates the story of the thousands of Chinese who left their homeland in pursuit of gold, and how they formed communities and organizations to help navigate their perilous new world. She explains how by the turn of the 20th century, the United States and the British Empire had answered the “Chinese Question” with laws that excluded Chinese people from immigration and citizenship and the resulting consequences and stereotypes that persist to this day. Ngai is an historian and Lung Family professor of Asian American studies and a professor of history at Columbia University. Her book The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics (W.W. Norton & Company) is available for purchase. Book Sale Information Purchase your copy of The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics by Mae Ngai here. SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” section on Politics and Prose's check-out page. General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.