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Objects of Addiction: A Conversation about Opium and Anti-Chinese Immigration Laws in the United States
Pipe, China, Qing dynasty to Republican period, inscribed with cyclical date corresponding to 1868 or 1928. Water buffalo horn, metal, and ceramic. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.55.6.
Professor Erika Lee and two students will discuss the role of opium in U.S. restrictions on Chinese immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Award-winning author and Harvard history professor Erika Lee will be in conversation with students Jolin Chan ’25 and Madison Stein ’24 about the role of opium in the restrictions on Chinese immigration in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries.
This lecture is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire, and the Chinese Art Trade (September 15, 2023–January 14, 2024), which explores the entwined histories of the opium trade and the Chinese ... view more »
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