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Faculty Research Fellows Talk with Kathryn Gin Lum

Speaker
Date
Thu October 5th 2023, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location
CLAYMAN INSTITUTE
589 CAPISTRANO WAY
STANFORD, CA 94305

Kathryn Gin Lum

Kathryn Gin Lum: "The Excluded: Chinese Immigrants and the Soul of a Nation"

This talk reads Chinese exclusion through the lens of religion, race, and gender, focusing on the stories of two Chinese immigrants, Wong Chin Foo and Yan Phou Lee. Advocates of Chinese exclusion sowed the seeds of an exclusionary white Christian nationalism based on “family values,” which they claimed the “heathen” Chinese lacked. From differing vantage points, Wong and Lee pushed back against this characterization, even as they conformed to certain social norms to encourage acceptance of Chinese immigration

Kathryn Gin Lum is Professor and Chair of Religious Studies.

Clayman Faculty Affiliates are welcome to attend the lunch seminars.  All Stanford academics are eligible to become Clayman Institute Faculty Affiliates. Please RSVP to Lea Gottlieb (lgottlie [at] stanford.edu (lgottlie[at]stanford[dot]edu)) if you wish to attend.