“Religion, Racism, and Rivalry in North American Chinatowns, 1896-1916” presented by Zhongping Chen – an online presentation hosted by CSRS

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Religion, Racism, and Rivalry in North American Chinatowns, 1896-1916
Zhongping Chen
Thursday, November 24
5:00-6:00 p.m. PT
David Turpin Building A110

Join via Zoom at uvic.ca/csrs/events

After Qing China failed in its war with Japan in 1894-95, Kang Youwei (1858-1927) promoted political reform with a purpose of protecting China and the overseas Chinese from Christianization. Meanwhile, Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the future “father of Republican China,” orga- nized Chinese Christians in North America in a revolutionary move- ment against the Qing dynasty and its Manchu ruling minority. This lecture discusses how Kang’s anti-Christian cultural racism and Sun’s anti-Manchu racialized propaganda affected their political competition in North American Chinatowns up to 1916.

Zhongping Chen is Professor of Chinese history at UVic. He researches Chinese economic and environmental history, the sociopolitical history of Republican China, and the history of the global Chinese diaspora.

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