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: 48.75 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: 52.50 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
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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.

Journey To The West

Author: Anthony C. Yu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226971537
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Journey To The West from the Author: Anthony C. Yu. The Journey to the West, volume 3, comprises the third twenty-five chapters of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of Hsi-yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature. The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the monk HsĂĽan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures. For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred-chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.

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.

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.

Bridge Of Birds

Author: Barry Hughart
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780552126465
Size: 79.28 MB
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Bridge Of Birds from the Author: Barry Hughart.

Landed

Author: Milly Lee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374343149
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Landed from the Author: Milly Lee. Sun is ready to leave his village in China for America, the place known as Gum Saan, Gold Mountain. His father warns him, though, that passage will not be easy. Because of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, new immigrants like Sun are detained at Angel Island until they are called to take a difficult oral exam before they can "land" - leave Angel Island and go ashore. On the boat, Sun had studied maps of his village and memorized facts about his ancestors. But as the weeks pass in detainment, the map's compass points swirl in his memory, and Sun worries that he will lose his direction and be turned away. The oil paintings are rich with historical details in this vivid recounting, based on the author's father-in-law's experiences, of a disturbing chapter in Chinese American history.

Paper Son

Author: Helen Foster James
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627530118
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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.