Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Coming Up Next: Judge Michael Kwan of the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association

Photo Credit: Corky Lee

America's Independence Day is fast approaching. This year the Fourth of July falls on the Wednesday after the show. 

It's my pleasure to welcome the Honorable Judge Michael Kwan from Utah to the June 30 broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. 

Judge Kwan is the president of the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association. On Conversations, Judge Kwan will take us on a remarkable trip back in time when legions of Chinese and Chinese American railroad workers accomplished the seemingly impossible as they built the Transcontinental Railroad.

Barely mentioned in American history textbooks, the contributions made by countless Chinese railroad workers is nothing short of astonishing and extraordinary. In the 19th century they endured hardships, exploitation and discrimination -and despite it all successfully connected the eastern and western sides of the United States of America as never before -transforming the nation in the process. Learn more at the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University

We'll learn from Judge Kwan about the recently held annual Golden Spike Conference -setting the stage for next year's 150 anniversary celebrations of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

I'll be in Utah next May -and you're invited, too! 

Our regular segments such as the Confucius Moment, Treasures of China and more will be featured, too. 

Set your alarm clock for 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/10:30 p.m. Beijing Time, Saturday, June 30, 2018. Tune in to 1490 WGCH and anywhere via stream-audio on WGCH.com anywhere. 

Can't listen in real time? Fear not! We've got you covered through our archival channel on Podcasts.com where you can listen at your leisure, always open and always free. 

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