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Asian Exclusion in the United States in the 19th and 20th Century

Price: $15.00

Asian Exclusion in the United States in the 19th and 20th Century
March 27, 2021, 9am-12pm

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first national piece of legislation that put restrictions on immigration to the United States based on national origin and its impact is still relevant today.  This workshop will explore the context of the Chinese Exclusion Act, including its various renewals through the 20th century, related measures to exclude Asians more broadly, and the eventual repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1943.  This workshop will also investigate the ongoing relationship between China and the U.S. throughout this period, including the push and pull factors that drove Chinese immigration in the 19th century.  

This workshop will be of particular interest to teachers of U.S. History, Utah History and social studies to add depth and breadth on China when teaching about westward expansion, manifest destiny and the completion of the transcontinental railroad.  




The 2021 virtual workshops will be comprised of:
- pre-workshop reading assignments (approximately 4-6 hours of coursework)

- required feedback posts by participants in shared document (1-3 posts per reading assignment)

- asynchronous lecture by professor (two 1.5 hour lectures posted up to two weeks before class discussion)

- synchronous class discussion (3 hours on a Saturday morning from 9am-12pm)

- final reflection paper/pedagogical assignment

To register for the 1 U of U course credit, please visit: https://continue.utah.edu/contracts/asia/1214

*Please note that registration for the course credit is separate from registration to participate in the workshop. It is the responsibility of the participant to confirm course credit and to register in a timely fashion.