Cheng Foundation Lecture: “The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics” – March 15

In partnership with the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, the Emeriti Center invites you to attend the Cheng Foundation Lecture on “The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics” with Professor Mae Ngai of Asian American Studies at Columbia University.

March 15, 2017

7:30 p.m.

Rothenberg Hall,

Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center,

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108. 

This event is free, and no RSVP is required. 

Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University, will discuss the role of Chinese miners in the 19th-century gold rushes of California, Australia, and South Africa, and the rise of anti-Chinese politics in the West.

The lecture is a part of the Research Lecture and Dinner Series, where a special three-course, prix-fixe dinner before the lecture will be offered, but dinner requires reservations. For more information, go to