Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion
Within the exhibition, rich in media and artifacts, will be little-known stories relating to China, such as the voyage of the Empress of China, which set sail from New York in the late eighteenth century; how young Chinese boys were sent by their government to study at elite New England schools during the nineteenth century, one of whom went on to graduate from Yale University; the unprecedented immigration legislation known as the Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred most Chinese from entering the United States; the nineteenth-century newspaper, called Chinese American, and its founder Wong Chin Foo; and the Chinese American activists who used the American justice system to try to overturn the Exclusion Act.
The New-York Historical Society recognizes the leadership support of
Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang - Tang Family Foundation
for Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.
Generous funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities,
the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Achelis and Bodman Foundations,
and Harold J. and Ruth Newman.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible, in part, by the
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.