Unearthing History of Chinese Immigrant Life


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Around 1860, the rocky bluff above a stretch of beach between Stanford Hopkins Marine Station and the Monterey Bay Aquarium known as Point Alones was the home to hundreds of Chinese Americans villagers. In 1906, a mysterious fire burned most of the village to ashes. In the August 17 issue of Stanford Report, Sam Julian writes about Anthropology graduate student Bryn Williams and how he has spent the last several years excavating and examining the artifacts from Point Alones as part of his dissertation work on Chinese diaspora. Read Stanford Report Article.