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May 9-11, 2018

Open Doors: 9:00AM


May 8-11, 2019

Open Doors: 9:00AM

The Chinese Exclusion Act

Free Screening
Ric Burns PBS Documentary
We will have a community screening of Ric Burns' new documentary, "The Chinese Exclusion Act" on May 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the 2018 Golden Spike Conference. The film will be shown in conjunction with our Community Leadership & Networking Dinner.  Tickets are available on our Golden Spike Conference page .

In addition, a limited number of tickets are available for the community may also attend the screen for free by obtaining an admission ticket here

Trailer for the Chinese Exclusion Act

An Exclusive Presentation at the 2018 Golden Spike Conference 
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2018 Golden Spike Conference Sponsors

Our Conference would not be possible without the generous support of these sponsors:

  • State of Utah
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs - Utah Chapter
  • United Chinese Association of Utah
  • Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • ​Salt Lake County Mayors Office


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The Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association is a national, membership based, charitable organization which seeks to preserve, promote and protect the contributions made by Chinese railroad workers to the United States.  Through our educational and philanthropic efforts, we support academic research, historic preservation and artistic projects that further the understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices, struggles, hardships and contributions made by generations of Chinese and Chinese Americans to the United States.  Below you will learn about their contributions to the building of America, transportation projects abroad, and the contempt and hatred those efforts earned them.
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Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain

View the Video on the KVIE (PBS) WEBSITE

Aired: 04/22/2015
Rating: NR

Celebrate the hard work, courage, and determination of the Chinese pioneers who helped build California. Visit historic Chinese temples, Gold Rush sites, and the levies the Chinese built.
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  1. Honoring Chinese Contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad
    To honor the Chinese contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, Union Pacific ran a special scenic excursion train. Gene Chan spoke about his great grandfather Jow Kee at the event.
  2. Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental
    "The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental," is a traveling exhibit that was produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America and the Chinese Railroad Workers Project at Stanford University.
  3. Asian American History: Chinese Railroad Workers | ANTHONY MA
    Set in America during 1886, a Chinese railroad worker (Anthony Ma) won't shut up about how much he hates his job.
  4. Building the Transcontinental Railroad
    This video was created by Jenny Jarvis and Nikki Mecham. It is a Digital Story that was created mainly for the fourth grade. It talks about the Transcontinental Railroad from the perspective of a young girl whose father was a Chinese Laborer.
  5. Peanuts
    Peanuts is a comic strip created by Charles Schultz. The main character, Charlie Brown, is a lovable loser who preserveres dispite seemingly constant failures and mishaps. Here, Charlie Brown gives a triumphant report on the Transcontinental Railroad. ENJOY!
  6. History of the Transcontinental Railroad
    How Do They Do It? - Trans Continental Railroads
  7. Taiping Rebellion: Modern East Asia #2
    We learn about the Taiping Rebellion, one of the deadliest wars in world history.
  8. HIS 130: Yellow Peril (WINTER 2017)
    A discussion of the history of 'Yellow Perl" in the United States and a look at WWII propaganda
  9. The Chinese Exclusion Act
    A NHD documentary on the Chinese Exclusion Act.
  10. Transcontinental Railroad Golden Spike - You Are There
    Local volunteers reenact driving the golden spike marking the completion of the transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah.
  11. From Yellow Face to Yellow Peril
    Playwright David Henry Hwang's playful and provocative dramatization of US --Chinese relations and their impact on Chinese Americans.

Learn about a project to erect a permanent monument to our ancestors!