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Flood bypass eradicates last vestige of Napa's Chinatown

Flood bypass eradicates last vestige of Napa's Chinatown | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
The last vestige of Napa's long-gone Chinatown -- a spit of land at the juncture of the Napa River and Napa Creek in downtown -- is about to unceremoniously disappear.
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The remains of what was once the "Chinatown" of Napa, a small northern California town, is about to vanish into history as a flood bypass will erase it.  This newspaper account gives a history of this Chinese community from it early days in the late 19th century. Article is accompanied by several photographs and drawings of the Chinese of Napa.

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Two Curated Collections of Websites on Chinese American History, Past and Present

updated link:  http://chineseamericanhistorian.blogspot.com

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A brief guide to my 2 curated collections of websites on Chinese American history, past and present, on Scoop.It, and how to search the collection by keyword topics by typing the term in the

FUNNEL-looking icon in the upper right corner of this page next to suggestions.

 

(The previous method of using the FILTER window has been eliminated)

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Early Chinese in Massachusetts (1870-1900)

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Using U. S. Census records, this analysis examines demographic, occupational, and geographic characteristics of Chinese in Massachusetts from 1870-1900.  A good discussion of problems of accuracy of census records included.

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Pan America Lung Kong Tin Yee Association

Pan America Lung Kong Tin Yee Association | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
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When Chinese immigrants arrived at countries all over the world, they needed physical, financial, legal, and social support to survive.  Associations that started in China in 1662  served these mutual aid functions. One of these, the Lung Kong TIn Yee Association, based on four families, Lew, Quan, Jung, and Chew, was prominent in both the U. S. and Canada and other parts of the world.

 

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http://palungkong.org/concise%20lk%20history.htm

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lung_Kong_Tin_Yee_Association

 

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Stanford Graphic Novel Project 2015 « Stanford Creative Writing Program

Click to download an ePub version of AMERICAN HEATHEN We hope you share this book far and wide, but remember that it is illegal to reproduce any images or
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Students in Stanford University Creative Writing have produced an excellent graphic novel portraying the life and contributions of the "first Chinese American," Wong Chinn Foo, who actively fought for the civil rights of Chinese around the time of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.

 

This is a free downloadable (very slow, but worth the wait) epub format that can only be read on Apple devices (iphone, ipad, ibook).

 

If you haven't already read Scott Seligman's outstanding historical account of Wong Chinn Foo's life and times, you will get more details from his book, The First Chinese American.  http://firstchineseamerican.com/

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New York Chinatown's Historic Public School 23

In 1984 the New York Chinatown History Project took up residence in four rooms of 70 Mulberry Street. The museum was on the second floor; its gallery space designed by the NYC architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams. 70 Mulberry Street was formerly Public School 23. The Norman Romanesque Revival building was constructed in 1892, and was one of the first school buildings designed by C.B.J. Snyder, a noted architect and Superintendent of School Buildings for the New York City Board of Education from 1891 to 1923. Schools designed by Snyder in other parts of the city have been landmarked (see the Census listing for P.S. 64/ El Bohio). Until it closed in 1976, many of Chinatown's children attended school at P.S. 23. The New York Chinatown History Project, which was subsequently named the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA), hosted an exhibit called What Did You Learn In School Today? P.S. 23, 1893-1976.
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Guide to Chinese immigration files during Exclusion era (1882-1943)

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A comprehensive guide to the information in documents in National Archives related to Chinese immigrants entering and exiting the U. S.  Personal histories and photographs exist for some cases which can help descendants trace their family histories.

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New York Chinatown's Historic Public School 23

In 1984 the New York Chinatown History Project took up residence in four rooms of 70 Mulberry Street. The museum was on the second floor; its gallery space designed by the NYC architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams. 70 Mulberry Street was formerly Public School 23. The Norman Romanesque Revival building was constructed in 1892, and was one of the first school buildings designed by C.B.J. Snyder, a noted architect and Superintendent of School Buildings for the New York City Board of Education from 1891 to 1923. Schools designed by Snyder in other parts of the city have been landmarked (see the Census listing for P.S. 64/ El Bohio). Until it closed in 1976, many of Chinatown's children attended school at P.S. 23. The New York Chinatown History Project, which was subsequently named the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA), hosted an exhibit called What Did You Learn In School Today? P.S. 23, 1893-1976.
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The Chinese in Territorial Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum Library & Archives

The Chinese in Territorial Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum Library & Archives | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
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Prescott was one of the earliest places in Arizona where Chinese immigrants, some from work on the railroad and mines, settled in the region as early as the 1870s.

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金山夢-尋找道釘記憶第三集生息Memories of the Golden Spike-Ep3

一條由華工鋪就的鐵路成就了今日的美利堅合眾國。然而,就在橫貫大鐵路的最後一顆道被敲進枕木的同時,在美華人卻陷入了歷史上最為屈辱的60年。在《排華法案》的擠壓下,美國華人在夾縫中艱難生存。從天使島到中國城,面對冷眼、排擠甚至殘忍的殺戮,華人代代傳承了先人隱忍不屈、積極進取的精神,在異國他鄉的土地上堅定前行,開辟出一...
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Today’s prosperity of the United States would not have been accomplished without the significant contributions of Chinese railroad workers to completing the transcontinental railroad. However, after the last spike was driven in, a long nightmare began for all Chinese in America. Under the oppression of the Chinese Exclusion Act, Chinese Americans were living painfully in the margins of the society, expelled, and even slaughtered in the Chinatowns.

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金山夢-尋找道釘記憶第一集歸宿Memories of the Golden Spike- Ep1

2014年5月9日,美國勞工部宣布將參加建設美國第一條橫貫大鐵路的12000名華工載入勞工部名人堂,這是自1988年美國勞工部名人堂設立以來鐫刻的第一批亞裔面孔。但奇怪的是,他們卻沒有具體的名字。時隔150年後,人們對於參與修建這條鐵路的那些中國工人們仍然感到陌生而神秘。為了揭開歷史背後的謎團,攝制組踏上了找尋華...
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The names of the Chinese laborers who helped complete the transcontinental railroad in 1869 were not recorded. Now, 150 years later,  a production team traveled along the old trails of the Central Pacific Railroad to trace the footprint that the Chinese left to unveil the mystery of this history, This is the first of 3 episodes.

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New York Chinatown's Historic Public School 23

In 1984 the New York Chinatown History Project took up residence in four rooms of 70 Mulberry Street. The museum was on the second floor; its gallery space designed by the NYC architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams. 70 Mulberry Street was formerly Public School 23. The Norman Romanesque Revival building was constructed in 1892, and was one of the first school buildings designed by C.B.J. Snyder, a noted architect and Superintendent of School Buildings for the New York City Board of Education from 1891 to 1923. Schools designed by Snyder in other parts of the city have been landmarked (see the Census listing for P.S. 64/ El Bohio). Until it closed in 1976, many of Chinatown's children attended school at P.S. 23. The New York Chinatown History Project, which was subsequently named the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA), hosted an exhibit called What Did You Learn In School Today? P.S. 23, 1893-1976.
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70 Mulberry Street in the heart of New York Chinatown housed Public School 23 which was attended by decades of Chinese children until it closed in 1976 and continued to serve the community in 1980 when it became the site of the Museum of Chinese in America until 2009 when it moved to its current site designed by famed architect, Maya Lin, at 215 Centre Street.

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To Live and Die in the South: The Chinese Story | South Writ Large

To Live and Die in the South: The Chinese Story | South Writ Large | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
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What were the customs and rituals of Chinese in the Deep South related to death? How similar or different were they from those in communities with sizable Chinese populations?

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Joseph Thoms: Defending America’s Chinese | The New York History Blog

Joseph Thoms: Defending America’s Chinese | The New York History Blog | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
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Tom Am Jo aka Joseph Craik Thoms (1862-1929) was the first U. S. trained Chinese physician who became a forcefiul activist against the discriminatory laws against Chinese. in America.  A contemporary and friend of Sun Yat Sen, he advocated a reform of the monarchy in China rather than the revolution favored by Sun Yat Sen.

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Chinese Brought in As Shoe Factory Workers in a New England Labor Strike of 1870

Chinese Brought in As Shoe Factory Workers in a New England Labor Strike of 1870 | Chinese American history | Scoop.it

Inquiry Unlimited | Revolutionary period | USA timelines | early 1900s - Exploitation of Child Workers | Fishing theme | Follow the Chinese in North Adams through the census A Study of the North Adams Labor Strike, 1870 An account of a New England...

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Historic 1870 case of a shoe factory owner recruiting 75 Chinese from San Francisco to replace striking workers in North Adams, Massachusetts where many had never seen a Chinese before.

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Chinese American Genealogy Webinar

Live broadcast: 1/21/2016 Presented by: Alice Kane Chinese-American family history research can be conducted using standard genealogical resources such as ce...
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Excellent webinar for researching Chinese American genealogy presented by Alice Kane for the New England Historic Genealogical Society.  The first 17 mins. cover historical background and anyone familiar with it could jump ahead to the section on genealogical resources, methods, and problems.

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History of Oakland's Chinatown

History of Oakland's Chinatown | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
Wlliam Gee Wong, author of [Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian America], talks about the history of Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood and his experience as a Chinese American growing up in the area.
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William Gee Wong, journalist and author, who grew up in Oakland's Chinatown discusses the history of this community.

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The Chinese Exclusion Act by Cheryl Davis & Mia Morrison on iBooks

 The Chinese Exclusion Act is an 82 page ibook by Cheryl Davis & Mia Morrison. You can read this ibook with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

 

      An itunes U course is a self-paced course designed to take 21 weeks that incorporates the companion book, articles, videos, and assignments.   You can explore, discover, and research in the digitized records of the National Archives to further understand the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act and related legislation. 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/the-chinese-exclusion-act/id1040169752

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An outstanding multi-media interactive resource with some video clips about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, with examples of cases and documents related to different aspects of Chinese immigration including interrogation, certificates of residence, deportation decisions.  Even though you are asked to 'buy' this ibook on itunes, it is really free.

 

It is a slow download, and requires MacOs or I OS to see it on Apple devices, but not on Kindles.

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New York Chinatown's Historic Public School 23

In 1984 the New York Chinatown History Project took up residence in four rooms of 70 Mulberry Street. The museum was on the second floor; its gallery space designed by the NYC architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams. 70 Mulberry Street was formerly Public School 23. The Norman Romanesque Revival building was constructed in 1892, and was one of the first school buildings designed by C.B.J. Snyder, a noted architect and Superintendent of School Buildings for the New York City Board of Education from 1891 to 1923. Schools designed by Snyder in other parts of the city have been landmarked (see the Census listing for P.S. 64/ El Bohio). Until it closed in 1976, many of Chinatown's children attended school at P.S. 23. The New York Chinatown History Project, which was subsequently named the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA), hosted an exhibit called What Did You Learn In School Today? P.S. 23, 1893-1976.
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Oral Histories of Chinese Vietnamese in America

Oral Histories of Chinese Vietnamese in America | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
Narrating the Chinese Vietnamese Identity is an oral history project that
investigates the histories, cultural backgrounds, communities, and pre- and
post- migration identities of the first and second generation of Chinese
Vietnamese in America.
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A site examining personal experiences and identity of Chinese Vietnamese in America that is a valuable resource for understanding the history of this relatively newer subgroup of Chinese Americans.

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A Legal Analysis of Gong Lum v.Rice 1927 case of Mississippi school segregation against Chinese

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A distinguished legal scholar provides a detailed analysis of this important but usually ignored ruling of the Supreme Court against Mississippi Chinese

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The little-known history of Arizona’s Chinese

The little-known history of Arizona’s Chinese | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
One insight struck Chia-Lin Pao Tao when she arrived in Tucson in 1976. She was most surprised by how few Asians she saw along with little, if any, marks of Chinese legacy in the area. Today, she knows differently. The Chinese have a long connection to Arizona’s past, playing substantial roles in the state’s development …
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Overview of the history of Chinese in Arizona and the contributions they made to their communities despite the racial prejudices they faced for decades.

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金山夢-尋找道釘記憶第二集傳奇Memories of the Golden Spike-Ep2

在一望無際的美國內華達山脈上,海拔2100米的塞拉嶺終年積雪,險峭無比,盡是堅不可摧的花崗岩。而在百余年前,華工們正是在這裡歷經了歷史上最為寒冷的兩個冬天,用雙手、鐵鎬、重錘和炸藥,洞穿了整座大山,創造了世界工程史上的奇跡——絕頂隧道。從一天三釐米到一天十六公裡,不可思議的鋪軌紀錄,至今無人能破。翻越崇山峻嶺,穿...
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Episode 2: Memories of the Golden Spike describes the arduous work of the Chinese on the completion of the transcontinental railroad over the Sierra Mountains in two of the coldest winters on record. 

The miracle of constructing tunnels were created only by hand tools. Laying tracks from 3 centimeters to 16 kilometers a day; they have made such an unbeatable achievement.  Climbing over the lofty mountains and crossing through the boundless deserts, the Chinese Railroad Workers had accomplished a giant work, yet they had paid a heavy price.

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New York Chinatown's Historic Public School 23

New York Chinatown's Historic Public School 23 | Chinese American history | Scoop.it

  In 1984 the New York Chinatown History Project, later renamed the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA), took up residence in four rooms of 70 Mulberry Street, formerly Public School 23. Until it closed in 1976, for many decades most of Chinatown's children attended school at P.S. 23.

   The Norman Romanesque Revival building was constructed in 1892, and was one of the first school buildings designed by C.B.J. Snyder, a noted architect and Superintendent of School Buildings for the New York City Board of Education from 1891 to 1923. 

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70 Mulberry Street in the heart of New York Chinatown housed Public School 23 which was attended by decades of Chinese children until it closed in 1976 and continued to serve the community in 1980 when it became the site of the Museum of Chinese in America until 2009 when it moved to its current site designed by famed architect, Maya Lin, at 215 Centre Street.

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Manitoba Chinese Stories

Manitoba Chinese Stories Collection
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A brief overview of a historical archive of Chinese on the prairies of Manitoba, Canada, which was a distinctively different Chinese community than those on the west coast. Although it is a Chinese-Canadian rather than Chinese-American story, much of it is relevant for Chinese in parts of the midwest of the United States.
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Pittsburgh's Chinatown: Then and Now

Pittsburgh's Chinatown: Then and Now | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
Exploring the intersections of Pennsylvania and Asia
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A brief look at the changes over the past century in Pittsburgh small but once thriving Chinatown.  See also:  

http://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/thedigs/2015/03/04/pittsburghs-chinatown-and-how-it-disappeared/

 

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/was-there-an-asian-influence-in-pittsburghs-history/Content?oid=1334237

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Sing Along with JENO (back)

Sing Along with JENO (back) | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
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Once American Chinese dishes like chop suey gained acceptance, it was just a matter of time that they would be promoted with clever, but sing-song ditties like the one by Chun King Foods and Jeno Foods... the lids of their frozen Chinese food containers were actually 33 1/3 rpm records complete with lyrics printed on the front side.  Click HEAR HERE to give a listen of Madison Avenue at work to promote Chinese food.

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