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  The Chinese-American Experience: An Introduction
Chinese could be found throughout the region, laboring in agriculture, mining, industry, and wherever workers were needed.
Chinese men were forced to live lonely bachelor lives in the almost all-male society that was Chinatown.
However, the editors staunchly defended the right of Chinese to be here and to be treated with dignity, basing their arguments on American ideals and a shared humanity.
immigrants.harpweek.com /ChineseAmericans/1Introduction/BillWeiIntro.htm   (1165 words)

  
 CHINESE-AMERICAN CONTRIBUTION TO TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD
Chinese labor was suggested, as they had already helped build the California Central Railroad, the railroad from Sacramento to Marysville and the San Jose Railway.
Chinese immigration exploded in the 1850's, fueled by the California gold rush and the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Such was the demand for Chinese labor that the United States reinforced its "open door" policy by treaty: the Burlingame Treaty of 1868 guaranteed to the Chinese Government the unrestricted immigration of its citizens to the United States.
cprr.org /Museum/Chinese.html   (8630 words)

  
 Becoming American: The Chinese Experience . Resources | PBS
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is a major community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture in the United States.
The Chinese Historical Society of New England is dedicated solely to documenting, preserving and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England.
The Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) is the first fulltime, professionally staffed museum dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere.
www.pbs.org /becomingamerican/ce_resources.html   (2508 words)

  
  The Chinese-American Experience in Minnesota: Exhibit
The exhibit was a companion piece to a documentary film, Becoming American: The Chinese Experience, produced by the noted filmmaker and commentator Bill Moyers, which premiered on public television in March 2003.
Chinese immigrants in the 19th century struggled to make a home for themselves in the United States.
Despite harsh immigration restrictions and job discrimination that persisted well into the 20th century, Chinese people managed to put down roots in all parts of the country.
www.mnhs.org /events/ChineseAmerican/exhibit.htm   (222 words)

  
  American Chinese cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American Chinese cuisine refers to the style of food served by Chinese restaurants in the United States.
A Chinese buffet restaurant in the U.S. American Chinese food tends to be cooked very quickly with lots of oil and salt.
Chinese chicken salad — salad, in the form of uncooked leafy greens, does not exist in traditional Chinese cuisine for sanitary reasons, since manure and human feces were China's primary fertilizer through most of its history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Chinese_cuisine   (2059 words)

  
 Chinese American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese Americans constitute one group of the Overseas Chinese and are a subgroup of Asian Americans.
These Chinese Americans still consider their place of origin to be their homeland, and feel that they are sojourners who are displaced from home, as opposed to considering the U.S. as their home and are ethnic minorities living in their homeland.
Chinese Americans are divided among many subgroups based on factors such as generation, place of origin, socio-economic level, and do not have uniform attitudes about the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China, the United States, or Chinese nationalism, with attitudes varying widely between active support, hostility, or indifference.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_American   (1467 words)

  
 Chinese American | TutorGig.co.uk Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese Americans constitute one group of overseas Chinese and are also one group of Asian Americans.
Chinese Americans are divided among many subgroups based on factors such as generation, place of origin, socio-economic level, and do not have uniform attitudes about the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China on Taiwan, the United States, or Chinese nationalism, with attitudes varying widely between active support, hostility, or indifference.
Among Chinese in PRC, second-generation Chinese Americans known as American-born Chinese are often perceived as being a bit exotic.
www.tutorgig.co.uk /ed/Chinese_American   (2009 words)

  
 Leung: Chinese Americans Project   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And Chinese immigration is projected to continue through the 90s, thanks to the continuing US policy that allows 100,000 Chinese from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to immigrate to the US annually.
Large communities of Chinese Americans can also be found in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington.They prefer to choose these places as their home, because these cities usually provide a safety environment for their children, more job opportunities and well-established Chinese community.
Chinese American is the fastest growing segment of the US population (50%growth rate).
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch405/IUP/popDistribut.html   (1027 words)

  
 The History of Chinese Immigration -- Brown Quarterly -- v. 3, no. 4 -- Spring 2000
The Chinese often emigrated in self-help groups from the same village, often with the same surname.
All sorts of fanciful explanations have been given — that the Chinese accidentally brought the seeds to this country in their trouser cuffs (their trousers did not have cuffs), or that they brought them because they were homesick.
Few Chinese Americans were able to become independent farmers, because most were not citizens and were prevented from owning land by local laws and restrictive covenants.
brownvboard.org /brwnqurt/03-4/03-4c.htm   (1313 words)

  
 CHINESE-AMERICAN CONTRIBUTION TO TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD
Chinese labor was suggested, as they had already helped build the California Central Railroad, the railroad from Sacramento to Marysville and the San Jose Railway.
The first Chinese were hired in 1865 [sic] at approximately $28 per month to do the very dangerous work of blasting and laying ties over the treacherous terrain of the high Sierras.
Such was the demand for Chinese labor that the United States reinforced its "open door" policy by treaty: the Burlingame Treaty of 1868 guaranteed to the Chinese Government the unrestricted immigration of its citizens to the United States.
www.cprr.org /Museum/Chinese.html   (8630 words)

  
 Becoming American: The Chinese Experience | PBS
In the saga of American immigration, the Chinese experience is relatively unknown.
Read the eyewitness accounts of the Chinese American experience.
Becoming American: The Chinese Experience will re-air beginning May 5, 2008 on some PBS stations.
www.pbs.org /becomingamerican   (126 words)

  
 Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles
Our purpose is to promote the growing cadre of Chinese American businesses across Southern California, in addition to serving the interests of the region’s broader business community.
The contributions of Chinese American businesses to the local economy are not just vital, they are fundamental.
You don’t need a fortune teller to see that Chinese American entrepreneurs will have a considerable role in shaping the future of Los Angeles —particularly as a key hub of the Pacific Rim.
www.lachinesechamber.org   (242 words)

  
 Chinese Historical and Cultural Project
The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) is based in Santa Clara County, California.
It was founded in 1987 as a non-profit organization to promote and preserve Chinese American and Chinese history and culture through community outreach activities.
Join the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project by purchasing Individual and Family Memberships, available at $25.00 and $50.00, respectively.
www.chcp.org   (415 words)

  
 AsianWeek: Who's Chinese American?
Despite her focus on Asian American characters, the issues that Jen confronts are significant to Asian Americans in varying degrees.
In particular, the narrator’s unrelentingly dry sarcasm may be an honest ambush on readers who are children of Chinese immigrants: “Of course, I understand I am just lucky, come from a country where the food is popular all over the world.
While her characters are not necessarily afforded a singularly Asian American viewpoint, Jen says that her Chinese heritage is inseparable from the way she perceives the creative process itself.
www.asianweek.com /062499/ae_gishjen.html   (792 words)

  
 Chinese American Students Association
CASA is an organization with a goal of promoting Chinese culture and educating people about it.
Chinese New Year is this Thursday, February 15th!
It is expected to be in a functional state shortly so please bear with me until it's done.
www.pitt.edu /~sorc/casa   (186 words)

  
 Chinese American Students' Association at Yale
"The Chinese American Students' Association (CASA) is one of Yale's most close-knit organizations since its founding in 1996.
Enjoy Chinese food made by the 2007 CASA board.
chinese american students' association, yale university © 1996-2007
www.yale.edu /casa   (252 words)

  
 ACCC
To encourage and promote the responsible breeding of pure-bred Chinese Cresteds and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection, in accordance with the standards for the breed.
To do all in our power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience trials and other events.
All information and graphics contained within this website are the property of the American Chinese Crested Club, Inc., and may not be reproduced without permission.
accc.chinesecrestedclub.info   (315 words)

  
 Cathay Post #384, Chinese American Veterans
The War Memorial Building located in downtown San Francisco is the tentative location of the First Chinese American Veterans Museum.
A Salture to Dr. John Tsu, a pioneer for Asians Americans in Public Service
The completion of the first Chinese American Veterans Museum in the nation can only be accomplished by the generous donations from you.
www.chineseamericanveterans.org   (201 words)

  
 Chinese American History Timeline
Hall rules that Chinese cannot give testimony in court
California passes a law against the importation of Chinese, Japanese, and "Mongolian" women for the purpose of prostitution
Adopted from Sandra Liu's Asian American Studies 121 Class, University of California, Berkeley.
online.sfsu.edu /~ericmar/catimeline.html   (155 words)

  
 Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California (Chinese Americans)
In consultation with members of the Chinese American community, the survey research team set this priority because of the importance of ascertaining true settlement patterns, occupations, lifestyles, responses to discrimination, and survival of early Chinese immigrants.
Because such legislation was discriminatory, it seems only fair to include as Chinese Americans permanent residents who spent most of their lives in the United States, and whose major achievements or contributions were in the United States.
Chinese American history is a living, continuous history, as shown by the numbers of fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-generation Chinese Americans in California and elsewhere in the United States.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/5views/5views3.htm   (383 words)

  
 Chinese American Trade Tokens
The caricature of all Chinese as "coolies" whose only interest was opium dens, was repeated so often in 19th century newspapers and literature, that it became a common misconception.
The depiction of Chinese as "coolies" or contract laborers, was also based somewhat on facts, but the "coolies" idea began to have racist overtones as well.
Chinese "cash" coins are often found at railroad worker campsites, across the western and southern United States.
members.fortunecity.com /tokenguy/tokentales/page51.htm   (1759 words)

  
 Chronology of Asian American History
Chinese in Hawaii establish a funeral society, their first community association in the islands.
Vincent Chin, a Chinese American draftsman, is clubbed to death with a baseball bat by two Euro-American men.
American Homecoming Act allows children in Vietnam born of American fathers to emigrate to the U.S. President George Bush signs into law an entitlement program to pay each surviving Japanese American internee $20,000.
web.mit.edu /21h.153j/www/chrono.html   (2137 words)

  
 The Perpetual Stranger -- A Chinese American's Letter from Paris
An American writer moving to Paris looked forward to a city of romance and luxury, but found she couldn't shake her "outsider" status among the French.
Like many Americans, I believed Paris was a romantic city de luxe, a place where the heart and the imagination could take flight and, if one had money, a place where one could really live.
That may work for brandade de morue, but it violates the first principle of Chinese cuisine that food be fresh and just-cooked, as any self-respecting Chinese cook (or chowhound) from San Francisco to the Bronx knows.
www.imdiversity.com /Villages/asian/world_international/pns_france_stranger_1105.asp   (1299 words)

  
 Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco by Judy Yung, ISBN: 0520088670   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Through Unbound Feet, Judy Yung explores the history of Chinese American women in San Francisco from the turn of the century to the Second World War using the Chinese custom of footbinding and the gradual steps away from this tradition as an outline for her narrative.
However, Chinese women were patriotic to their country, as Yung proves, and while they were assimilating many aspects of American culture, they also held onto much of the culture from their home country.
Being a second-generation Chinese American woman, it is possible that Yung uses Unbound Feet as an attempt to somewhat glorify the history of Chinese American women.
www.campusi.com /isbn_0520088670.htm   (1446 words)

  
 Chinese, American - style
Chinese buffets are popping up, like rice on a sizzling platter, all around the city.
Gewürztraminer goes nicely with Chinese food, he says, and the smiling waiter has opened the bottle and put it in a water pitcher with ice.
But the food is fresh and prepared to American tastes, and the dining room is modern.
www.post-gazette.com /dining/19981023dine.asp   (795 words)

  
 Librarian » Chinese American
The five caucus associations are affiliate members of the American Library Association (ALA) and their liaison to ALA is through its Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS).
The 2006 joint national conference is co-sponsored by the American Indian Library Association (AILA); the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA); the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA); the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Provide Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.
You are currently browsing the archives for the Chinese American category.
librarian.lishost.org /?cat=81   (217 words)

  
 Chinese American Forum
CAF was established in 1982 by a group of Chinese American professionals in Washington D.C. is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian organization.
Its goal is to provide an open and public forum to cultivate and promote mutual understanding between Chinese Americans and the general public.
The Chinese American is now the largest group of all Asian ethnicity in the nation.
www.scanews.com /caf/caf.html   (224 words)

  
 Modern-day tribute to ancient water god / Chinese American leaders raise funds to restore Taoist temple in Marysville
Built in 1880 by Chinese immigrants beside the Yuba River, the temple is a testament to what a community could do by banding together, far from home.
Today, the Chinese population has dwindled to fewer than a thousand out of Marysville's population of 12,268, and the once-bustling Chinatown of a few blocks stands shuttered.
Chan, president of Chinese Community Inc., which now owns the temple, said he was astonished to find such a temple in the United States.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/02/20/BAG6654QS81.DTL%20%20%20%20%20%20   (1278 words)

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