English and Chinese.
|Other titles||Hua jen i min., Shih Chen-min chiao shou chi nien wen chi.|
|Statement||edited by Terseita Ang See.|
|Contributions||See, Teresita Ang.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||526 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||526|
This is a really cool, educational book (subtitle: Interactive History adventure). I would like to read my kids more of these books. They can choose from among different possibilities or endings based on choices (in this book they can choose between the choices Chinese immigrants were faced with, and the ending is based on their choice all of the endings are things that really happened to /5. My interest was prompted by reading "The Living," a novel by Annie Dillard about events in the Pacific Northwest in the late 's, including events involving Chinese immigrants. This is a reprint of a book, written before the dust had much settled after the sometimes-violent events referred to /5. From the earliest Chinese immigrants, to the building of the Central Pacific Railroad in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, to the struggle of China during World War II, the fall of China under Communist rule, to the present day lives of Chinese Americans. Iris Chang truly did just to Chinese Americans by writing this by: A decent history of the Chinese Exclusion Act, this book has the feel of a dissertation that needed a little bit more work. Lee argues that the Chinese Exclusion Act, though rescended decades before, was the origin of the racialized understanding of the concept of "Americanness," particularly with respect to today's immigration system.4/5(10).
CHINESE IMMIGRANTS IN THE AMERICAN WEST. The initial arrival of Chinese immigrants to the United States began as a slow trickle in the s, with barely living in the U.S. by the end of However, as gold rush fever swept the country, Chinese immigrants, too, were attracted to . The image was preceded by a popular book, The Last Days of the Republic () written by newspaper editor Pierson Dooner who “described immigration as a “vicious conspiracy” against the U.S. by the Chinese, and illustrated his point with Keller’s drawings” (Tchen/Yeats, ). Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts. In the s, Chinese workers migrated to the United States, first to work in the gold mines, but also to take agricultural jobs, and factory work, especially in the garment industry. Chinese immigrants were particularly instrumental in building railroads in the American west, and as Chinese laborers grew successful in the United States, a. The completion of the transcontinental railroad in May is usually told as a story of national triumph and a key moment for American Manifest Destiny. The Railroad made it possible to cross the country in a matter of days instead of months, paved the way for new settlers to come out west, and helped speed America's entry onto the world stage as a modern nation that spanned a full continent.
The book starts with Chinese immigration (and it might've been nice to have had added some discussion of how those immigration laws got changed, too) but then moves on to segregated education and how it played out in a world where not everything is black and white, and the roles of white supremacists in maintaining the system/5(40). Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a must-read,” Forbidden Workers tells for the first time the full story of recent Chinese immigration to this country. Widely praised from the Wall Street Journal to Asian Week, the book uses the Chinese experience to shed light on broader issues of immigration from countries around the Peter Kwong has interviewed countless Cited by: The author documents the struggles of three early leaders in the Chinese-American community who refused to submit to unequal treatment, pursuing U.S. citizenship despite the obstacles in their way, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, which closed the door to Chinese immigrants and made those already in the U.S. ineligible for citizenship. "The Good Immigrants is a critically important book that analyzes U.S. immigration policy from a wider and deeper perspective. While other works have studied why the United States enacted exclusionary race-based immigration laws, Hsu focuses on the exceptions—the relatively well-to-do Chinese who entered the United States under an exempt.