Asia Lecture Series Fall 2021

The Chinese Must Go:

A History of Anti-Asian Violence

The UTC Department of History cordially invites you to a guest lecture by Dr. Beth Lew-Williams of Princeton University. Dr. Lew-Williams’ talk will focus on the history and the legacy of anti-Asian violence in the U.S.

The Chinese Must Go: A History of Anti-Asian Violence

Monday, September 27, 2021, at 5:00pm EDT

Hybrid Event:

101 Derthick Hall

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About the Event

The American West erupted in anti-Chinese violence in 1885. Following the massacre of Chinese miners in Wyoming Territory, more than 165 communities throughout California and the Pacific Northwest harassed, assaulted, and expelled thousands of Chinese migrants. Dr. Beth Lew-Williams will discuss this unprecedented outbreak, place it within the broader history of anti-Asian violence, and reflect on the implications for the present day. As we confront a new surge of anti-Asian hate crimes amid the pandemic, how should history help to inform our response?


About the Speaker

Dr. Beth Lew-Williams is Associate Professor of History at Princeton. She is the author of The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018) and has published articles, “‘Chinamen’ and ‘Delinquent Girls’: Intimacy, Exclusion and a Search for California’s Color Line” in the Journal of American History and “Before Restriction Became Exclusion: America’s Experiment in Diplomatic Immigration Control” in the Pacific Historical Review. Dr. Lew-Williams holds research interests in race and migration in the United States, specializing in Asian American history.


Check out the library digital display for the event here!

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