On Gold Mountain

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101910089
Size: 63.17 MB
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On Gold Mountain. 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: 37.63 MB
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On Gold Mountain. 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: 68.73 MB
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On Gold Mountain. 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.

Oranges On Golden Mountain

Author: Elizabeth Partridge
Publisher: Puffin HC
ISBN: 9780142500330
Size: 32.15 MB
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Oranges On Golden Mountain. 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.

Surviving On The Gold Mountain

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

Songs Of Gold Mountain

Author: Marlon K. Hom
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520913363
Size: 14.63 MB
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Songs Of Gold Mountain. Marlon Hom has selected and translated 220 rhymes from two collections of Chinatown songs published in 1911 and 1915. The songs are outspoken and personal, addressing subjects as diverse as sex, frustrations with the American bureaucracy, poverty and alienation, and the loose morals of the younger generation of Americans. Hom has arranged the songs thematically and gives an overview of early Chinese American literature.

Angel Island

Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547903989
Size: 72.41 MB
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Angel Island. 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.

Escape To Gold Mountain

Author: David H. T. Wong
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551524775
Size: 28.31 MB
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Escape To Gold Mountain. An epic graphic novel about the experience of Chinese immigrants in North America over the past 150 years.

Chinese Laundries

Author: John Jung
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430329793
Size: 54.54 MB
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Chinese Laundries. 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.