Published: Oct. 13, 2016
Asians in Colorado

William Wei is a Professor of History at CU Boulder. Providing the most comprehensive examination to date of Asians in the Centennial State, William Wei addresses a wide range of experiences, from anti-Chinese riots in late nineteenth-century Denver to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans at the Amache concentration camp to the more recent influx of Southeast Asian refugees and South Asian tech professionals. Drawing on a wealth of historical sources, Wei reconstructs what life was like for the early Chinese and Japanese pioneers, and he pays special attention to the different challenges faced by those in urban versus rural areas. The result is a groundbreaking approach that helps us better understand how Asians survived-and thrived-in an often hostile environment. Read more...

LISTEN: Dr. Wei discusses his book with Andrea Dukakis on Colorado Public Radio