May 31, 1996
More Colleges Add Classes on Asian-American History, Culture
Stanford, Cal. -- Most of the students in Gordon H. Chang's "Introduction to Asian American History" course at Stanford University are of Asian descent. But this doesn't mean that the material is familiar to them.
It is in his course that many of them learn, for the first time, about the exclusionary laws that prohibited Asians from moving to the United States, and about the founder of the university, Leland Stanford, who owned a railroad company that brought thousands of Chinese here