Dr. Andrew Gyory, (History Dept, Monmouth State College) will speak on
“Chinese Exclusion from the United States: Past and Present Meanings.”
Dr. Gyory is the winner of the 1999 Theodore Saloutos Award for the outstanding book of the year in American immigration and ethnic history from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for his study "Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act" (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1998).
This presentation is the opening of a 1999-2000 Balch Forum series on "America and Its Others." The Balch Forum strives to bring academic and general audiences together in an annual series of programs. A summary of Dr. Gyory's talk will be posted on the Balch web site, www.balchinstitute.org under "Balch Forum" or "Faculty Forum." Those attending are urged to read this.
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 18 South Seventh St., Philadelphia 2:00-4:00 PM, Wednesday, October 20, 1999. The Balch Institute is a leading library/museum/archive in the field of American immigration and ethnicity. It is located in Center City Philadelphia, a block and a half from Independence Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
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