Front cover image for Chinese American portraits : personal histories 1828-1988

Chinese American portraits : personal histories 1828-1988

"Chinese Americans have been making significant contributions to all aspects of life in the United States for more than a century and a half, but their accomplishments have usually been overlooked. Chinese American Portraits tells their compelling stories, accompanied by more than 150 historic and contemporary photographs"--Book cover
Print Book, English, ©1988
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, ©1988
174 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 30 cm
9780877014911, 9780877015802, 0877014914, 0877015805
Pioneers. Yung Wing and the Chinese Educational Mission ; Mary Bong, frontierswoman ; Lue Gim Gong, horticulturist ; Mary and Joseph Tape and their fight for education ; Chin Gee-hee, railroad baron ; Ing Hay, healer and Lung On, entrepreneur ; Wong Sing, merchant prince ; Li Khai Fai and Kong Tai Heong, physicians and community leaders
Generations. Arlee Hen and Black Chinese ; Chin Lung's gold mountain promise ; The Jung family album ; The Lai family, reclaiming history
Contemporaries. Eleanor Wong Telemaque, American-born and foreign ; Harry Lee, Chinese cowboy ; Adrienne Telemaque versus Suzie Wong ; Pamela Wong and her search for roots ; Ho Yuet Fung, immigrant
Some major legislation affecting Chinese in America