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rthk.hk 香港電台網站: Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants - North America:#5 World War II and the Korean War

rthk.hk 香港電台網站: Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants - North America:#5 World War II and the Korean War | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
Episode 5: World War II and the Korean War

Although Chinese living in North America never saw action during World War II and the Korean War, they were invariably affected by the conflicts.
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English version of  Episode 5 of 5 from Hong Kong's RTHK 2012 documentary focuses on the contributions and sacrifices of Chinese during World War II and the Korean War.  While their enlistment in WW II gained them more acceptance, the opposite happened a decade later when Chinese Communists fought Americans in the Korean War, and suspicions were cast on Chinese in North America as possible communist sympathesizers.

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rthk.hk 香港電台網站: Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants - North America:#3 Angel Island -- Where Angels Feared to Tread

rthk.hk 香港電台網站: Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants - North America:#3 Angel Island -- Where Angels Feared to Tread | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
Episode 3: Angel Island -- Where Angels Feared to Tread

At the beginning of the 1870s, after the completion of the railway, America experienced an economic crisis. Fear of Chinese competition for jobs sparked anti-Chinese sentiment.
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English version of  Episode 3of 5 from Hong Kong's RTHK 2012 documentary focuses on Chinese immigration to the United States, especially during the period from 1910-1940 when those coming through San Francisco were detained at Angel Island Immigration Station for interrogations which, if they failed, would lead to denied entry.

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rthk.hk 香港電台網站: Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants - North America:#1 North American Chinese through the Images of the Media

rthk.hk 香港電台網站: Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants - North America:#1 North American Chinese through the Images of the Media | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
Episode 1: North American Chinese through the Images of the Media

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Chinese portrayed in North American political cartoons wore queues and looked shifty.
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English version of  Episode 1 of 5 from Hong Kong's RTHK 2012 documentary focuses on negative media images of Chinese in North America

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rthk.hk 香港電台網站: Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants - North America:#4 “Sweet and Sour” and the Chinese Laundry

rthk.hk 香港電台網站: Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants - North America:#4 “Sweet and Sour” and the Chinese Laundry | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
Episode 4: “Sweet and Sour” and the Chinese Laundry

As the Gold Rush and the building of railroads came to an end, many Chinese went into the labour-intensive laundry business. The growth of Chinese laundries aroused resentment from the whites.
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English version of  Episode 4 of 5 from Hong Kong's RTHK 2012 documentary focuses on Chinese laundries and restaurants as they developed across the U. S. and Canada.

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rthk.hk 香港電台網站: Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants - North America:#2 Chinese, Railroad, and Head Tax

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Episode 2: Chinese, Railroad, and Head Tax

Over ten thousand Chinese immigrant workers were hire to build the American Central Pacific Railway.
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English version of  Episode 2 of 5 from Hong Kong's RTHK 2012 documentary focuses on Chinese in Canada and how the Head Tax imposed hardships on immigrants, many who first came towork on the Canadian Pacific railroad construction.

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