Stanford Experts

Gordon H. Chang

Professor of American History; Director, Center for East Asian Studies





Professor Chang is interested in two areas of American life that are often considered separately: the historical connections between race and ethnicity in America, on the one hand, and foreign relations, on the other. He explores these interconnections in his teaching and scholarship. His  particular area of focus is trans-Pacific relations, the inter-connections between East Asia and America. He is interested in political, social, and cultural interactions from the earliest days of America to the present. His current research project concerns the recovery and interpretation of the experiences of Chinese railroad workers in North America.