How Huang Zunxian Helped Canadian-Chinese in an Age of Chinese Exclusion (1882-1885)

Huang ZunxianTalk by J. D. Schmidt 

The great poet, diplomat, and reformer Huang Zunxian (1848-1905) is one of the most widely studied figures of nineteenth-century China, but so far little has been written about his activities in the United States during his period of service as the Chinese Consul-General in San Francisco (1882-1885).  This talk will make use of published and manuscript documents to show how Huang managed to provide assistance to Canadian-Chinese travelers who had to pass through U.S. Customs in San Francisco, just after the signing of the Chinese Exclusion Act by the U.S. President in 1882.

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