On Gold Mountain

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101910089
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On Gold Mountain from the Author: Lisa See. Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.

Gold Mountain

Author: Sharon Cullars
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 1607375346
Size: 68.42 MB
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Gold Mountain from the Author: Sharon Cullars. In 1865, the hope for gold has spurred many to seek their fortunes in California, the place the Chinese call Gum San or "Gold Mountain." Amidst this backdrop, Quiang, a new Chinese immigrant, works the dangerous rails hoping to save enough money to send home to his parents. In town, Leah and Clara, two enterprising women from New York, have plans of their own to grow a restaurant and laundry business. However, both plans go awry when Quiang and Leah meet one fateful day. What starts as a budding attraction soon grows into tumultuous desire despite the cultural and language barriers between them. Initially resistant, Leah succumbs to passion following a tragic loss that leaves her vulnerable and alone. With hopes for a future that now includes Leah, Quiang embarks on a perilous path as he leaves the railroad behind for a more profitable position as a courier for The Tong, henchmen for the dangerous Triad. Quiang soon finds that navigating the secretive life of a courier brings more danger than he has ever faced on the railroad, dangers that not only threaten to tear him and Leah apart, but may cost them their lives as well.

Student Almanac Of Asian American History From Gold Mountain To Picture Brides 1848 1924

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313326035
Size: 26.26 MB
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Student Almanac Of Asian American History From Gold Mountain To Picture Brides 1848 1924 from the Author: . Uses primary source documents, maps, charts, and statistics to trace the history and contributions of Asian-Americans from their first travels across the Pacific to the present day.

Gold Mountain Blues

Author: Ling Zhang
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 0857896741
Size: 37.52 MB
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Gold Mountain Blues from the Author: Ling Zhang. One Family. Five generations. An epic story of love and loss. China, 1879 With the Opium wars at their height, Fong Tak-Fat boards a ship to Canada, determined to make a life for himself and support his family back home. He will endure great hardship as he works to build the Pacific Railway and save every penny he makes to reunite his family. Canada, 2004 Amy Smith knows nothing of her family history, a secret her mother will not share, until she is summoned to her ancestral home in China to collect the forgotten belongings of family members whom she has never met. Can Amy finally unlock the door to her past? Telling the story of one family's journey through five generations and across the seas, Gold Mountain Blues is a heartrending tale of sacrifice, endurance, hope and survival.

Surviving On The Gold Mountain

Author: Huping Ling
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791438633
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Surviving On The Gold Mountain from the Author: Huping Ling. The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.

Slocum 315 Slocum S Gold Mountain

Author: Jake Logan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101166314
Size: 77.68 MB
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Slocum 315 Slocum S Gold Mountain from the Author: Jake Logan. Slocum tracks down a titanic treasure trove! When a dying man begs John Slocum to deliver one half of a mysterious map to his brother in Virginia City, there’s no way he can refuse. But his honorable intentions lead him into a mother lode of trouble, with a gang of cutthroats aiming to take the map from his cold, dead hands, a pair of devious and delightful women who each want the treasure—and Slocum—for themselves, and a winner-take-all hunt for a stolen fortune. Now, Slocum must find the hoard of ill-gotten gold before he ends up full of well-aimed lead…

The Railroad Adventures Of Chen Sing

Author: George Chiang
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460299418
Size: 30.13 MB
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The Railroad Adventures Of Chen Sing from the Author: George Chiang. Experience the action packed adventures of Chen Sing, a teenage boy from China, who ventures far across the world to help build the transcontinental railway through the rugged Rocky Mountains. Natural disasters, wild animals and unforeseen events together with the seemingly endless mountains of rock are among the obstacles that stand in the way of Chen Sing and his railroad crew as they bravely forge ahead on their quest to complete the railway.

Chinese Laundries Tickets To Survival On Gold Mountain

Author: John Jung
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257149245
Size: 71.69 MB
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Chinese Laundries Tickets To Survival On Gold Mountain from the Author: John Jung. A social history of the role of the Chinese laundry on the survival of early Chinese immigrants in the U.S.during the Chinese Exclusion law period, 1882-1943, and in Canada during the years of the Head Tax, 1885-1923, and exclusion law, 1923-1947. Why and how Chinese got into the laundry business and how they had to fight discriminatory laws and competition from white-owned laundries to survive. Description of their lives, work demands, and living conditions. Reflections by a sample of children who grew up living in the backs of their laundries provide vivid first-person glimpses of the difficult lives of Chinese laundrymen and their families.