OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Moon-Ho Jung

Portrait of Moon-Ho Jung

Moon-Ho Jung is an associate professor of history at the University of Washington. He is the author of Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation (2006), winner of the OAH Merle Curti Award, and the editor of The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements across the Pacific (2014). He is currently completing a book entitled "The Unruly Pacific: Race and the Politics of Empire and Revolution, 1898–1941."

Featured Lecture

OAH Lectures

Focusing on the U.S. state’s efforts to monitor and contain anticolonial and labor movements in the Philippines, Hawai'i, and the U.S. metropole in the first half of the twentieth century, this talk traces the varied and extended genealogies of revolution, sedition, and empire across the Pacific.
Providing an overview of a field that emerged in the struggles of student and community activists of the 1960s and 1970s, this lecture suggests how scholars and teachers might frame and approach Asian American history.
How did thousands of Chinese workers end up working alongside African American workers in Louisiana after the Civil War? Through these plantation workers' stories, this lecture explores the local and global roots of race and emancipation.