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Boston’s King Incident of 1905

Presented by Wellesley College at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Mar 05 2020
Boston’s King Incident of 1905

Chinese Students and the Intersectionality of Race and Class

In this lecture, Emma J. Teng examines the King incident of 1905, in which four Chinese students were detained and denied landing at the port of Boston. She will discuss the role of this incident in contestations over immigration law to elucidate the conflicted position of Chinese elites – disempowered by race yet empowered by class status – under Exclusion. An international controversy involving the detention of four wealthy students seeking to enter the US at Boston, the King case touched

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