The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad - The Railroad Helped Build America

October 17, 2019 - March 22, 2020

The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America is an historical exhibition that traces the Chinese contribution to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Starting in 2012, photographer Li Ju visited sites along the route of the Transcontinental Railroad. This exhibition presents historical photographs alongside Li’s contemporary images of significant railroad sites to resurrect these stories and honor the achievements of the laborers.


The exhibition is organized by the Adrian and Monica Yeung Arima Fund, Li Ju and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University.