Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This Collegian feature is written by and about John Wai-Chun Loong, a Chinese international student majoring in business and music. Loong says that he had to break out of his comfort zone at the Heilman Dining Center and joined groups that celebrated…

This 1923 article in The Collegian covers the twelfth anniversary celebrations for the Republic of China, held by Chinese students at the University. Students held a banquet at Far East Restaurant, a Chinese restaurant downtown, and stageed an…

This 1920 advertisement is for Shanghai Restaurant, an American and Chinese restaurant in downtown Richmond. The advertisement resembles previous iterations. Recent renovations, completed "in the most oriental styles," and the addition of music, are…

This 1919 advertisement is for Shanghai Restaurant, an American and Chinese restaurant in downtown Richmond. The advertisement notees recent renovations, completed "in the most oriental styles," including the addition of music. The general manager is…

This 1934 advertisement is for Lido Garden, a Chinese and American restaurant located in the city of Richmond. The tagline in the advertisement says that Lido Garden is the "most popular Chinese restaurant in the South."

An article investigates the number of Chinese students who have come to the United States to continue their education. Many Chinese students came to the United States as recipients of the Boxer Indemnity Scholarships. The article notes that 160…

A charge to new students at Richmond College opens with a short story stereotyping Chinese people. An wise "coolie" asks an American traveler questions about the intentions of his journey to China. The author then asks new students their motives for…

This article describes Chinese students celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the Chinese Republic. Organized by the Chinese Students Organization (Chinese Club), the students held a banquet at Shanghai Restaurant. The event is compared to the…

A Chinese Student’s Christian Association of North America (CSCA) chapter was organized at the University in 1931. This organization has roots in the Boxer Indemnity Scholarships, which caused an influx of Chinese students to the United States…

The Director of The College Of William & Mary, L.W. Webb, wrote President Modlin on January 11, 1954, to discuss an application the College of William & Mary had received from a Chinese student. They rejected this student because they…
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