The Chinese Exclusion Act and Immigration in America




The Chinese Exclusion Act and Immigration in America NEH Summer Institute will enable 25 K-12 teachers to learn from leading scholars and work with primary materials and artifacts. Participants will also develop pedagogical approaches for integrating these unique objects and original documents into their local school curricula and explore new perspectives on the history of immigration, citizenship, and what it means to be American.


Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers are offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide teachers an opportunity for substantive study of significant humanities ideas and texts. These study opportunities are especially designed for this program and are not intended to duplicate courses normally offered by graduate programs. On completion of an NEH Summer Seminar or Institute, NEH Summer Scholars will receive a certificate indicating their participation.


Note: Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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Deadline to apply: March 1, 2016

Notification Date: March 31, 2016

Dates: July 10 – July 22, 2016 (2 weeks)

Project Director(s): Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen 

Visiting Faculty: Julia Schiavone Camacho, Henry Yu, Craig S. Wilder, Beth Lew-Williams, Mae M. Ngai, Renqiu Yu, Heather Lee, Judy W. Yu, Thomas Bender

Location: New York, NY

For more information: (212) 619-4785