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The Chinese

Author: C J Shane
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: Coming to America (San Diego, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Presents essays, articles, and other kinds of writings on the experiences of Chinese immigrants in America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, covering such topics as the Transcontinental Railroad, racism, and fleeing communism, and profiles cellist Yo-Yo Ma, skater Michelle Kwan, and scientist David Ho.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C J Shane
ISBN: 0737721502 9780737721508 0737721510 9780737721515
OCLC Number: 53880226
Description: 206 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Coming to America --
1. Why the Chinese came to America / Barbara Lee Bloom --
2. The Chinese experience in nineteenth-century America / Shih-Shan Henry Tsai --
3. Danger and death : building the transcontinental railroad / Maxine Hong Kingston --
4. Sold into slavery / Ruthanne Lum McCunn --
5. Racism and anti-Chinese legislation / Stanford M. Lyman --
6. "The Chinese invasion" : a threat to American workers / Dennis Kearney, H.L. Knight --
ch. 2. Early struggles and achievements from the first wave to World War II --
1. Eyewitness to an anti-Chinese riot / Him Mark Lai --
2. The poetry of Angel Island / Anonymous poets --
3. Entering America with forged papers / Tung Pok Chin, with Winifred C. Chin --
4. Life in Chinatown / Bruce Edward Hall --
5. Seeking independence / Jade Snow Wong --
ch. 3. World War II and beyond --
1. World War II and Chinese American women / Xiaojian Zhao --
2. Fleeing communist China for America / Betty Chu --
3. The successes and troubles of high-tech immigrants / Iris Chang --
4. A visit to China / Ben Fong-Torres --
5. Snakeheads and smuggling / Peter Kwong --
ch. 4. Portraits of Chinese Americans --
1. Musician Yo-Yo Ma / David Blum --
2. Athlete Michelle Kwan / Michelle Kwan, as told to Laura James --
3. Scientist and physician David Ho / David Ho, in an interview with the Academy of Achievement.
Series Title: Coming to America (San Diego, Calif.)
Responsibility: C.J. Shane, book editor.

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Presents essays, articles, and other kinds of writings on the experiences of Chinese immigrants in America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, covering such topics as the Transcontinental Railroad, racism, and fleeing communism, and profiles cellist Yo-Yo Ma, skater Michelle Kwan, and scientist David Ho.

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