On Gold Mountain

Author : Lisa See
ISBN : 9781101910085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 23.77 MB
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Captured On Gold Mountain

Author : Beveridge Ross Spear
ISBN : 0942039017
Genre : Gold miners
File Size : 29.90 MB
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Category: Gold miners

Chinese Laundries Tickets To Survival On Gold Mountain

Author : John Jung
ISBN : 9781257149247
Genre : History
File Size : 82.87 MB
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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.
Category: History

Songs Of Gold Mountain

Author : Marlon K. Hom
ISBN : 0520913361
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.92 MB
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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.
Category: Social Science

Surviving On The Gold Mountain

Author : Huping Ling
ISBN : 0791438635
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 84.8 MB
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The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.
Category: Social Science

Big Gold Mountain

Author : John Parsons
ISBN : 074879803X
Genre : Readers (Elementary)
File Size : 41.82 MB
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Category: Readers (Elementary)

T Chter Aus Shanghai

Author : Lisa See
ISBN : 9783641034238
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 67.18 MB
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»Lisa See bringt uns nicht nur die Menschen nahe, sondern eine ganze Kultur.« Arthur Golden, Autor von »Die Geisha« Pearl und May sind verwöhnte Töchter, die das Leben im glitzernden Shanghai der 30er-Jahre genießen, doch der Vater hat sein Vermögen verspielt und verheiratet die beiden nach Amerika. Damit beginnt die Odyssee der zwei Schwestern, deren Schicksal auch in der Neuen Welt aufs Engste miteinander verknüpft bleiben wird. Denn in Los Angeles werden sie von der Familie, in die sie verheiratet worden sind, misstrauisch beäugt. Und das Leben in China Town ist beschwerlich. Lisa See hat mit »Töchter aus Shanghai« einen großen Roman über zwei Schwestern geschrieben, deren Lebensentwürfe nicht unterschiedlicher sein könnten, sind sie doch beste Freundinnen und harte Konkurrentinnen zugleich.
Category: Fiction

Gold Mountain

Author : Anthony B. Chan
ISBN : UVA:X000505944
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 30.74 MB
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Category: Social Science

Escape To Gold Mountain

Author : David H.T. Wong
ISBN : 9781551524771
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 51.21 MB
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This is a vivid graphic history of the Chinese experience in North America over the last 150 years, beginning with the immigration of Chinese to "Gold Mountain" (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) in the 1800s that resulted in decades of discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. Based on historical documents and interviews with elders, the book is also the epic story of the Wong family as they traverse these challenges with hope and determination, creating an immigrant's legacy in their new home of North America. David H.T. Wong is an architect and historian.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction