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.

On Gold Mountain

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408811782
Size: 56.25 MB
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On Gold Mountain from the Author: Lisa See. In 1867, Lisa See's great-great-grandfather left China in search of riches on the 'Gold Mountain', the Chinese name for the promised land of America. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman, in spite of laws that prohibited unions between the races. Through sheer endeavour and entrepreneurial genius he became one of the most successful Chinese men in the country. Over the decades, each generation of the See family strived to grasp their dreams, realise their ambitions and overcome their disappointments and sorrows. This sweeping chronicle of five generations of a Chinese-American family encompasses stories of adventure and heartache, racism and romance, secret marriages and sibling rivalries. On Gold Mountain is a powerful social history of two cultures meeting in a new world.

On Gold Mountain

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 079530496X
Size: 20.80 MB
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On Gold Mountain from the Author: Lisa See. When she was a girl, Lisa See spent summers in the cool, dark recesses of her family’s antiques store in Los Angeles Chinatown. There, her grandmother and great-aunt told her intriguing, colorful stories about their family’s past--stories of missionaries, concubines, long wars, glamorous nightclubs, and the determined struggle to triumph over racist laws and discrimination. They spoke of how Lisa’s great-great-grandfather emigrated from his Chinese village to the United States to work on the building of the transcontinental railroad as an herbalist; how his son followed him, married a Caucasian woman, and despite great odds, went on to become one of the most prominent Chinese on “Gold Mountain” (the Chinese name for the United States). s an adult, See spent five years collecting the details of her family’s remarkable history. She interviewed nearly one hundred relatives--both Chinese and Caucasian, rich and poor--and pored over documents at the National Archives and several historical societies, searching in countless attics, basements, and closets for the intimate nuances of her ancestors’ lives. The result is a vivid, sweeping family portrait in the tradition of Alex Haley’s Roots that is at once particular and universal, telling the story not only of one family, but of the Chinese people in America itself, a country that both welcomes and reviles immigrants like no other culture in the world.

Surviving On The Gold Mountain

Author: Huping Ling
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791438633
Size: 73.65 MB
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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.

Oranges On Golden Mountain

Author: Elizabeth Partridge
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442055728
Size: 30.76 MB
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Oranges On Golden Mountain from the Author: Elizabeth Partridge. When hard times fall on his family, Jo Lee is sent from China to San Francisco, where he helps his uncle fish and dreams of being reunited with his mother and sister.

Kai S Journey To Gold Mountain

Author: Katrina Saltonstall Currier
Publisher: Angel Island Association
ISBN: 9780966735277
Size: 33.61 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.

Escape To Gold Mountain

Author: David H. T. Wong
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd
ISBN: 9781551524764
Size: 46.85 MB
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Escape To Gold Mountain from the Author: David H. T. Wong. The history of Chinese immigration to Canada and the US over the past 100-plus years has been fraught with sadness and indignity; newcomers to North America encountered discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. As well, in Canada the Chinese head tax was introduced after the Canadian Parliament passed the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885 to discourage Chinese immigrants, while in the US, the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act outright banned Chinese immigration to America. Despite such obstacles, these Chinese newcomers persevered in order to create a better life for the generations to come. Escape to Gold Mountain is the first graphic novel to tell their story: based on historical documents and interviews with elders, this is a vivid history of the Chinese in their search for "Gold Mountain" (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) as seen through the eyes of the Wong family. They traverse the challenges of eking out an existence in their adopted homeland with hope and determination, creating a poignant immigrant's legacy for their sons and daughters. Escape to Gold Mountain is a moving and gripping story for all young North Americans. Ages 12 and up.

Angel Island

Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547903989
Size: 70.31 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.

Chinese Laundries

Author: John Jung
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430329793
Size: 21.66 MB
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Chinese Laundries 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.