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September 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum will host a ZOOM panel discussion with the Utah Chinese Association called The Chinese in Utah’s History on Tuesday, September 21st from 5-6 p.m. Please register for the Zoom panel discussion on Park City Museum’s website www.parkcityhistory.org/events and a link will be sent to you shortly before the event.
According to census records, the Chinese came to Utah before 1860. A number of those original Chinese immigrants found their way to Utah first as construction workers on the Central Pacific Railroad from Sacramento, California to Promontory, Utah in the late 1860s. Some of them came to Park City as miners, laundrymen, cooks, etc. Some Chinese even became outstanding businessmen.
In 1911, the provisional first president of the Republic of China came to Utah and lived briefly in Salt Lake City and Ogden. Ogden has a 110-year-old hotel, and its hotel’s letter paper is now preserved in China. In 1943, the first lady of China visited the United States, prompting the China-American alliance to fight with Japan. She once stayed in Utah for a short time. The Utah Chinese Association will share these historical stories of the Chinese in Utah with you.
Eyee Hsu, who is a native English speaker, a second generation Chinese, a professional host, will host the event. She will introduce general Utah Chinese History, the Chinese in Utah today, and the relationship between Utah and China today. Also, some second generation Chinese teenagers will tell a few stories about the Chinese in Utah too.
Questions? Please contact Diane Knispel email@example.com.