Denver’s Chinatown 1875-1900: Gone But Not Forgotten explores the coming of the Chinese to the Western frontier and their experiences in Denver during its early development from a supply station for the mining camps to a flourishing urban center. The complexity of race, class, immigration, politics, and economic policies interacted dynamically and influenced the life of early Chinese settlers in Denver. The Denver Riot, as a consequence of political hostility and racial antagonism against the Chinese, transformed the life of Denver’s Chinese, eventually leading to the disappearance of Denver's Chinatown. But the memory of a neighbored that was part of the colorful and booming urban center remains.
Jingyi Song, Ph.D. (2000), CUNY Graduate School, is Professor of History at SUNY at Old Westbury. She has published many book chapters, monographs, journal articles on Chinese Americans including
Shaping and Reshaping Chinese American Identity, New York’s Chinese duirng the Depression and World War II (Lexinton Books, 2010).