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.

Chinese Laundries Tickets To Survival On Gold Mountain

Author: John Jung
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257149245
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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.

Dreaming Of Gold Dreaming Of Home

Author: Madeline Y. Hsu
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804746878
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Dreaming Of Gold Dreaming Of Home from the Author: Madeline Y. Hsu. This book is a highly original study of transnationalism among immigrants from the county of Taishan, from which, until 1965, a high percentage of the Chinese in the United States originated. The author vividly depicts the continuing ties between Taishanese remaining in China and their kinsmen seeking their fortune in "Gold Mountain."

Voices Of The Heart

Author: Huping Ling
Publisher: Truman State Univ Press
ISBN: 1931112681
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Voices Of The Heart from the Author: Huping Ling. Huping Ling gathers Asian American women's heartfelt stories about their journeys to America, their aspirations, their strides in education and employment, their cultural heritage, and their family dynamics.

Chinese Mexicans

Author: Julia MarĂ­a Schiavone Camacho
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807882593
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Chinese Mexicans from the Author: Julia MarĂ­a Schiavone Camacho. At the turn of the twentieth century, a wave of Chinese men made their way to the northern Mexican border state of Sonora to work and live. The ties--and families--these Mexicans and Chinese created led to the formation of a new cultural identity: Chinese Mexican. During the tumult of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, however, anti-Chinese sentiment ultimately led to mass expulsion of these people. Julia Maria Schiavone Camacho follows the community through the mid-twentieth century, across borders and oceans, to show how they fought for their place as Mexicans, both in Mexico and abroad. Tracing transnational geography, Schiavone Camacho explores how these men and women developed a strong sense of Mexican national identity while living abroad--in the United States, briefly, and then in southeast Asia where they created a hybrid community and taught their children about the Mexican homeland. Schiavone Camacho also addresses how Mexican women challenged their legal status after being stripped of Mexican citizenship because they married Chinese men. After repatriation in the 1930s-1960s, Chinese Mexican men and women, who had left Mexico with strong regional identities, now claimed national cultural belonging and Mexican identity in ways they had not before.

The Chinatown War

Author: Scott Zesch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199942692
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The Chinatown War from the Author: Scott Zesch. In October 1871, a simmering, small-scale turf war involving three Chinese gangs exploded into a riot that engulfed the small but growing town of Los Angeles. A large mob of white Angelenos, spurred by racial resentment, rampaged through the city and lynched some 18 people before order was restored. In The Chinatown War, Scott Zesch offers a compelling account of this little-known event, which ranks among the worst hate crimes in American history. The story begins in the 1850s, when the first wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in Los Angeles in the wake of the 1849 California gold rush. Upon arrival, these immigrants usually took up low-wage jobs, settled in the slum neighborhood of the Calle de los Negros, and joined one of a number of Chinese community associations. Though such associations provided job placement and other services to their members, they were also involved in extortion and illicit businesses, including prostitution. In 1870 the largest of these, the See-Yup Company, imploded in an acrimonious division. The violent succession battle that ensued, as well as the highly publicized torture of Chinese prostitute Sing-Ye, eventually provided the spark for the racially motivated riot that ripped through L.A. Zesch vividly evokes the figures and events in the See-Yup dispute, deftly situates the riot within its historical and political context, and illuminates the workings of the early Chinese-American community in Los Angeles, while simultaneously exploring issues that continue to trouble Americans today. Engaging and deeply researched, The Chinatown War above all delivers a riveting story of a dominant American city and the darker side of its early days that offers powerful insights for our own time.

Chinese In St Louis

Author: Huping Ling
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439618968
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Chinese In St Louis from the Author: Huping Ling. In 1857, Alla Lee, a 24yearold native of Ningbo, China, seeking a better life, came to St. Louis. A decade later, Lee was joined by several hundred of his countrymen from San Francisco and New York who were seeking jobs in mines and factories in and around St. Louis. Most of these Chinese workers lived in boardinghouses located near a street called Hop Alley. In time, Chinese hand laundries, merchandise stores, herb shops, restaurants, and clan association headquarters sprang up in and around that street, forming St. Louis Chinatown. Hop Alley survived with remarkable resilience and energy until 1966 when urban renewal bulldozers leveled the area to make a parking lot for Busch Stadium. A new suburban Chinese American community has been quietly, yet rapidly, emerging since the 1960s in the form of cultural community, where the Chinese churches, Chineselanguage schools, and community organizations serve as the infrastructure of the community.

The Chinese Americans

Author: Barbara Lee Bloom
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781560067511
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The Chinese Americans from the Author: Barbara Lee Bloom. Discusses the reasons for emigration from China to mainland United States and Hawaii as well as the social and economic problems experienced by the Chinese Americans.

Gold Mountain

Author: Anthony B. Chan
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Gold Mountain from the Author: Anthony B. Chan.