Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Question: Chinese railroad worker height and weight

From: Den2Mom@aol.com

How tall were the Chinese on average?

What was their average weight?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

The Chinese in America by Iris Chang, chapter on Building the Transcontinental Railroad states "The Chinese averaged four feet ten inches in height and weighed 120 pounds." (Unfortunately that chapter has many inaccuracies, and doesn't say where she got these measurements from, so there is no way to ascertain whether the height and weight figures given are trustworthy.)

10/10/2006 11:07 AM  

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