Kai S Journey To Gold Mountain

Author: Katrina Saltonstall Currier
Publisher: Angel Island Association
ISBN: 9780966735277
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Kai S Journey To Gold Mountain from the Author: Katrina Saltonstall Currier. In 1934, twelve-year-old Kai leaves China to join his father in America, but first he must take a long sea voyage, then endure weeks of crowded conditions and harsh examinations on Angel Island, fearing that he or his new friend will be sent home.

Kai S Journey To Gold Mountain

Author: Katrina Saltonstall Currier
Publisher: East West Discovery Press
ISBN: 9780966735246
Size: 55.54 MB
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Kai S Journey To Gold Mountain from the Author: Katrina Saltonstall Currier. In 1934, twelve-year-old Kai leaves China to join his father in America, but first he must take a long sea voyage, then endure weeks of crowded conditions and harsh examinations on Angel Island, fearing that he or his new friend will be sent home.

The Golden Mountain

Author: Irene Kai
Publisher: Silver Light Publications
ISBN: 9780974489001
Size: 41.51 MB
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The Golden Mountain from the Author: Irene Kai. In "Golden Mountain," Irene Kai tells a deeply personal story of how she overcame cultural bias and a difficult mother to move from China to America and become an independent woman. The child of a loveless arranged marriage, Kai was born into a culture where women were told to accept their fate and not question authority. Beginning with her great-grandmother, Wong Oi, who was humiliated by her husband's concubine, Kai traces the lives of women in her family through three generations until she reaches her own childhood. As a teen, Kai was brought to New York City by her American-born mother and began to rebel against her mother's physical and psychological abuses. In New York, she also discovered art, sexuality, and herself. Finding the strength to prosper in the "Golden Mountain," Kai made her own life and became truly independent, but she could not forget from where she came--in a poignant finale, Kai comes to terms with the family she left behind. An uplifting, unpredictable story, "Golden Mountain" is a book about overcoming, and coming to terms with, one's culture.

Good Fortune

Author: Li Keng Wong
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
ISBN: 1561458740
Size: 71.59 MB
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Good Fortune from the Author: Li Keng Wong. In 1933, seven-year-old Li Keng’s life changed forever. Her father decided to bring his family from a small village in southern China to California. Getting to America was not easy. Getting past America’s strict anti-Chinese immigration laws was even more difficult. To do so, the family had to keep secrets and offer well-rehearsed lies. Life in America during the Great Depression brought many exciting surprises as well as a few disappointments. Hunger, poverty, police raids, frequent moves, and the occasional sting of racism were a part of everyday life, but slowly Li Keng and her family found stability and a true home in “Gold Mountain.” An author’s note contains photos and an update on her family. The book contains information on Angel Island and its significance in history as well as an explanation of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Landed The Expatriate S Guide To Buying And Renovating Property In Hong Kong

Author: Christopher Dillon
Publisher: Dillon Communications Ltd
ISBN: 9881714710
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Landed The Expatriate S Guide To Buying And Renovating Property In Hong Kong from the Author: Christopher Dillon. Want to buy property in Hong Kong, but don’t know where to start? It’s easier than you think. Over five years, Christopher Dillon—a unilingual expat—bought and renovated an office, an apartment and a factory in Hong Kong.Based on this experience he wrote Landed: The expatriate’s guide to buying and renovating property in Hong Kong. Landed Hong Kong explains how properties are bought and sold. It introduces the players and the parts of the buying process that are unique to Hong Kong. It profiles the neighborhoods that are popular with expatriates, and outlines alternatives to investing in residential property. And it looks at how to successfully renovate your new property, using case studies with budgets and lessons learned. Landed Hong Kong concludes with a list of resources covering everything from architects to utilities.

Angel Island

Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547903989
Size: 37.45 MB
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Angel Island from the Author: Russell Freedman. Angel Island, off the coast of California, was the port of entry for Asian immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1940. Following the passage of legislation requiring the screening of immigrants, "the other Ellis Island" processed around one million people from Japan, China, and Korea. Drawing from memoirs, diaries, letters, and the "wall poems" discovered at the facility long after it closed, the nonfiction master Russell Freedman describes the people who came, and why; the screening process; detention and deportation; changes in immigration policy; and the eventual renaissance of Angel Island as a historic site open to visitors. Includes archival photos, source notes, bibliography, and index.

Paper Son

Author: Helen Foster James
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627530118
Size: 37.97 MB
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Paper Son from the Author: Helen Foster James. In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents in a small village in China. He lives with his grandparents because his parents are dead. It is a difficult life but made easier by the love Lee shares with his grandparents. But now Lee must leave all that he knows. Before his parents died, they spent all of their money buying a "paper son slot" for Lee to go to America. Being a "paper son" means pretending to be the son of a family already in America. If he goes, he will have the chance for a better life. But first he must pass the test at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco. Only then will he be allowed to live with his new family. If Lee makes even a single mistake, he could be sent back to China. Lee knows his grandparents want a better life for him. He can't let them down.

The Tooth Collector Fairies

Author: Denise Ditto
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996755924
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The Tooth Collector Fairies from the Author: Denise Ditto. A well-brushed tooth makes fairy dust, the very dust that enables tooth fairies to fly. Clean Teeth equals Fairy Dust.

Justin And The Best Biscuits In The World

Author: Mildred Pitts Walter
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062012738
Size: 79.24 MB
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Justin And The Best Biscuits In The World from the Author: Mildred Pitts Walter. Ten-year-old Justin hates that his sisters and his mama are always fussing at him. They make him feel stupid because he can't clean his room or cook. But why should he? He'd rather be outside playing. After all, cooking and cleaning is just “women's work.” That's why Justin is glad when his grandfather invites him back to his ranch for the summer. Justin is sure he can get away from all the women and do some actual “men's work,” such as cleaning fish, mending fences, and riding horses. But back at the ranch, Justin learns some unexpected lessons and soon realizes that anyone can do anything once they learn how.

The Dragon S Child

Author: Laurence Yep
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060276924
Size: 47.55 MB
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The Dragon S Child from the Author: Laurence Yep. Did you want to go to America? Pop: Sure. I didn't have a choice. My father said I had to go. So I went. Were you sad when you left your village? Pop: Maybe a little . . . well, maybe a lot. Ten-year-old Gim Lew Yep knows that he must leave his home in China and travel to America with the father who is a stranger to him. Gim Lew doesn't want to leave behind everything that he's ever known. But he is even more scared of disappointing his father. He uses his left hand, rather than the "correct" right hand; he stutters; and most of all, he worries about not passing the strict immigration test administered at Angel Island. The Dragon's Child is a touching portrait of a father and son and their unforgettable journey from China to the land of the Golden Mountain. It is based on actual conversations between two-time Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep and his father and on research on his family's immigration history by his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep.