Lecture: Cornell Historian Derek Chang on Asians in the Jim Crow South

Monday, April 1, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
Danielle Kane
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture

Derek Chang, associate professor of history at Cornell University, will provide an overview of Asians in the Jim Crow South. He will consider how those who were ostensibly neither white nor black experienced a system that seemed to insist that they identify — or be identified — as one or the other.  Examining the place of Asians in the Jim Crow South will illuminate the ways in which racial systems of power are linked inextricably to questions of class, cultural, and religious difference. Chang is author of “Citizens of a Christian Nation: Evangelical Missions and the Problem of Race in the Nineteenth Century (Politics and Culture in Modern America)” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). 
One of the Deitchman Family Lectures for Religion and Modernity, this lecture is co-sponsored by the McFarland Center, Asian Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Open to the Public
Categories: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture,Peace and Conflict Studies

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