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Chinese Exclusion Act May 6, 1882

December 13, 1901

This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. For the first time, Federal law proscribed entry of an ethnic working group on the premise that it endangered the good order of certain localities.

Treaty of Wangxia (Treaty of Wang-hsia), May 18, 1844

December 13, 1901

The first agreement between the United States of America and the Qing Empire.

Anson Burlingame, Speech in New York, June 23, 1868

December 13, 1901

Burlingame headed the Chinese government's delegation to the United States.

Hong Kong Governor Bonham to British Minister Lord Grey, 1849

December 13, 1901

Hong Kong Governor Bonham to British Minister Lord Grey, 1849, Regarding Chinese Participation in the Colonial Government

Extracts from the Lockhart Report on the New Territory, 8 October, 1898, from Great Britain

December 13, 1901

Extracts from the Lockhart Report on the New Territory, 8 October, 1898, from Great Britain

Treaty between Koxinga and the Dutch Government 1662

December 13, 1901

Signed at Castle Zeelandia 1 February 1662

U.S. Senator Albert J. Beveridge speaks on the Philippine Question, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., January 9, 1900

December 13, 1901

Senator Beveridge's speech on the Philippines reflects an era of American imperialism in the Pacific.

The White Man's Burden 1899

December 13, 1901

"The White Man's Burden" is a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling. It was originally published in the popular magazine McClure's in 1899. It was a response to the U.S. taking over the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. Although Kipling's poem mixed exhortation to empire with sober warnings of the costs involved, imperialists within the United States understood the phrase "white man's burden" as a characterization for imperialism that justified the policy as a noble enterprise.

PRC White Papers

A listing of PRC-issued white papers on various topics.

Congressional Research Service Reports

A listing of reports released by the Congressional Research Service.

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Events

June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).