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British Museum — Gunpowder was invented in China during the Tang...

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Gunpowder was invented in China during the Tang dynasty in the 9th century AD (for reference that’s the century that began with Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor and ended with Alfred the Great as...
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The life of Yee Jock Leong (1884-1936)

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This page contains describes what little I know of the life of my great-grandfather Yee Jock Leong (1884-1936).

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John Jung's curator insight, July 6, 2013 7:16 PM


This site containing immigration documents and story of the life of a Chinese laundryman, Yee Jock Leong, compiled by his grandson, David M. Lawrence, provides a detailed case study of the life a Chinese immigrant during the years of CHinese exclusion.  


A unique contribution is the scanned set of his three address books containing over 100 names, a searchable database that includes an index in English accompanied with Chinese characters for some entries.  Many of the entries were names of individual Chinese names representing Chinese in stores such as restaurants, laundries, merchandise, and groceries located all over the U. S. and Canada and a few in other countries.  In addition, there were entries for Chinese associations such as On Leong in several cities. Other entries were business contacts such as laundry supply houses, button sellers, plumbers, etc.


We do not know, and probably will never learn, what the relationship was between Yee Jock Leong and the many individual Chinese in his address books.  How often did they correspond, and what did they say?  How often did they meet in person?  How many were relatives, friends, and casual acquaintances?  Despite the lack of such information, the address books are rare evidence that shows that even though he was isolated from a Chinese community in Irwin, PA. and Dayton, Ohio, he managed to build a sizeable and widely dispersed network of Chinese contacts.

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Cross-strait Chinese dictionary published in China - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

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Beijing, Sept. 4 (CNA) China's edition of a dictionary featuring the differences between the Mandarin Chinese used in Taiwan and in China was published Tuesday, part of a joint effort to promote Chinese-language reference materials between both...

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The Chinese Hand Laundry in Canada

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John Jung's curator insight, July 16, 2013 9:08 PM

The history of Chinese hand laundries is essentially the same in the U. S. and Canada.  

 

Following the extension of the Canadian Pacific Railway to Vancouver in 1888, many Chinese labourers moved to other parts of Canada to look for work but discrimination and racial hostility, in addition to a lack of capital and language barriers, limited opportunities.

 

Under these circumstances, many Chinese established hand laundries, as a means to earn a living within the existing economic niches of Canadian society. With a majority of Chinese living in poverty, the entire Chinese community was virtually reduced to the lowest socio-economic class of society from around the turn of the century until the Depression years.

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Authentic Chinese Recipes | Victoria Haneveer

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Discover how to make traditional Chinese recipes like wontons. Chinese food has a unique, special flavor which no other cuisine offers.

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Victoria Haneveer's curator insight, November 10, 2014 12:23 PM

Learning how to make Chinese food is well worthwhile, especially the traditional and authentic Chinese food which you can't get at Western Chinese eateries. I love Chinese food and eat it weekly!

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Archaeologists cast doubt on the story of Marco Polo's travels in China


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Authentic Chinese Wonton Soup | Victoria Haneveer

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Learn how to make wonton soup like a pro, combining authentic Chinese ingredients for a traditional and wonderfully aromatic result.

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Victoria Haneveer's curator insight, November 11, 2014 4:55 PM

This traditional Chinese wonton soup is something very special and you will find it quick and easy to put together

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Chinese Uyghurs defy Ramadan ban

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"The government's attempt to clamp down on religious expression has backfired among Uyghurs."


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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:04 PM

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This article is inspiring in that it shows cultural minority groups defending their cultures and religions

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Chinese efforts to suppress religion and extremism in western China have had an opposite effect, with the people often disregarding laws and efforts against practicing Islam. Celebrating Ramadan and bringing children to a mosque are technically illegal, but it has pushed people to make an effort of involving their children. It is an effort to counter the Chinese push to wipe the regions traditions and culture away, but has created an effort by the people to pass on their culture. Even the law limiting children is widely ignored as it does not fit with the locals beliefs.

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Chinwa: The Untold Story of Chinese-Haitians - Kreyolicious.com

Chinwa: The Untold Story of Chinese-Haitians - Kreyolicious.com | New Zealand Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
(Two generations of the Fungcaps of Haiti pose for a family photo in 1965. Photo: Essud Fungcap Private Collection) Chinese Read More...

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Chinese Laundries in Massachusetts Oral History Project

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Chinese Laundries in Massachusetts Oral History Project

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John Jung's curator insight, October 24, 2013 4:27 PM

The website for the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston contains links to past and current research on the Asian American community and issues related to their social, political, mental and physical health, and economic status.


One link:

https://www.umb.edu/iaas/research/current/chinese_laundries_ma


is to an excellent in-depth set of oral histories of Chinese in Massachusetts from Chinese laundry families collected  by the Institute for Asian American Studies in partnership with the Chinese Historical Society of New England.  These interviews yield invaluable insider perspectives about the origins, operations, and family life experiences.


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Chinese American WWII Vets Remember Flying Tigers Days

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Chinese American World War II veterans of the legendary Flying Tigers reunited for their 68th Anniversary in New York City in 2011


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John Jung's curator insight, October 11, 2013 1:52 PM

Author and blogger, Victoria Moy, noted how, "World War II marked many milestones for Chinese Americans. Most significantly, defense and other mainstream jobs became available, freeing Chinese Americans who had been confined solely to restaurants and laundries.

.... Chinatowns transformed from bachelor communities to family communities, with the help of a special War Brides Act passed by Congress that enabled Chinese Americans to legally bring their brides over from China...

....It's been all but forgotten that 20,000 Chinese Americans served in World War II. 61 percent of those who served were born in America, 39 percent from a foreign country.."

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Rare Record of Chinese Classics Discovered - New York Times

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Rare Record of Chinese Classics Discovered New York Times Inscribed with some of the earliest known texts of the Chinese classics and believed to have been illegally excavated from the tomb of a historian who lived in the state of Chu during the...
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Separate Lives, Broken Dreams

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Separate Lives Broken Dreams chronicles the saga of Chinese immigration and exclusion.

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John Jung's curator insight, June 29, 2013 2:17 PM

This Center for Asian American Media site posted complete immigration file documents for several Chinese immigrants, with commentary, that helps illustrate vividly the difficult challenges they faced in navigating through the immigration process.  Other pages on the site provide other valuable context and background about Chinese exclusion.

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Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation - National Geographic

Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation - National Geographic | New Zealand Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor created an army for eternity within his tomb.
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What You Should Know About The Chinese in America That Your History Book Left Out

Professor of Psychology John Jung speaks to a 5th grade class on aspects of Chinese American history that are not generally covered in American history books...

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John Jung's curator insight, July 21, 2013 1:53 PM

My first try at teaching aspects of the history of Chinese in America  that school books do not include to some smart 5th Graders at the University of Memphis Campus School.  It was encouraging to see their interest!

(Unfortunately, the videotape ran out with about 15 mins. not recorded, much of which dealt with the Mississippi Chinese experience since the class was in Memphis.

 

The link below will let you see all of the slides and hear audio:

 

http://www.slideshare.net/jrjung/what-your-should-know-about-the-chinese-in-america-that-your-history-book-left-out


 

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Learn to Speak Chinese - Free Mandarin Video Lessons

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Learning Chinese video lessons provided by China State Television.

 

This site has a collection of many hundreds of video lessons for learning Mandarin Chinese from China's national broadcaster.


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Zach & Wafeeq's curator insight, October 16, 2014 4:53 PM

Social:

 This just shows how to learn Chinese in a million different steps. These videos relate because the most important part of bring social is talking, because without talking, it would be so stupid.

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A Sobering Tale of Chinese Immigrant Dreams, Failure, and Fears in Belize

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A great, but sobering essay by a Chinese Belizean.

 

"...Leaving China, especially during politically unstable times, isn’t like happily waving goodbye to the neighbors and moving in accord with a..."


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Visualising China

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This site provides a photo archive of 100 years of Chinese history from 1850-1950. Search by location, event, date and much more.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Mandarin+%26+Chinese+culture


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History: What if Chinese explorers had discovered the New World in 1441 -- 50 years before Columbus?

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Answer (1 of 2): If Zheng He had made it to America, it wouldn't have changed much. The European nations would still have been the ones to colonise and develop the Americas not the Chinese.

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Yang Liu's curator insight, January 28, 2015 8:53 PM

We know uncharted oceans and European pepple got great achievement in that age. However, China was a maritime power in 15th centry.This passage introduced the GreatNavigation Epoch of Chinese in 15th centry.

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Chinese Sentiment | Photographer: Shen Wei 沈玮

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Shen Wei’s Chinese Sentiment series was photographed from 2008 to 2010 in Mainland China. The series is the artist’s personal journey to explore the authentic China, from both public and private perspectives. The series shows a poetic and romantic side of China. Consistent with Shen Wei's sensual and emotional style, the images are loving and keenly felt. Shen Wei’s first monograph, Chinese Sentiment, with an introduction by Peter Hessler, was published by Charles Lane Press (New York) in May, 2011.


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Photo report's curator insight, November 17, 2013 7:00 AM

"I am a Chinese photographer currently works in both New York and Shanghai. I am fascinated with people and culture and obsessed with travel and technology." said Shen Wei. 

 

Shen Wei 沈玮 is a Chinese artist known for his intimate portraits of others and himself, as well as his photographic exploration of contemporary China.

Born in Shanghai, China, Shen Wei lives in New York City. Having grown up in a shanty town in Yangpu District of Shanghai, he began his art training at an early age at a local Children's Palace.

Shen Wei’s work has been exhibited and published internationally. In 2007, American Photo magazine named Shen Wei one of the Top 15 Emerging Artists in the world. In 2008, he was included in the Photo District News’ 30 photographers to watch list. Shen Wei is the winner of 2012 Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Portfolio Competition.

David Hellard's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:05 PM

Outstanding photographic series. I would love to see more.

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Chinese literature going global; translation first (1) - People's Daily Online

Chinese literature going global; translation first (1) - People's Daily Online | New Zealand Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
InconsideringMoYan’sawardoftheNobelPrizeforLiteratureandthepopularityofMaiJia’snovelsoverseas,thecon

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, July 8, 2014 10:49 AM

In considering Mo Yan’s award of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the popularity of Mai Jia’s novels overseas, the contribution of foreign translators cannot be ignored. Their excellent language capabilities and uniqueperspective tailored for western readers have helped introduce Chinese literature to the world.

To ensure greater success for the “campaign to take Chinese Literature global”, Bruce Humes, an American translator of Chinese fiction and books about traditional Chinese culture, has suggested the establishment of a“Translator-in-Residence” fund, to actively recruit translators to reside in China and get to know Chinese writers, translators and publishers, and to target a variety of nationalities and languages, rather than focusingexclusively - as is often the case in China - on European languages.

Translator-in-Residence

Bruce Humes left his home town in America 30 years ago. He has spent most of that time living in China, which he now describes as his second home. Chinese writer Chi Zijian’s The Last Quarter of Moon, translated byBruce Humes, was praised as “a fitting tribute to the Evenki by a writer of rare talent”. Recently, Bruce has been focusing on the literature of ethnic minority groups. He went to Turkey to study the language last summer, asa preparation for his future research on Chinese-Turkic translation.

According to Humes, translators of literature are treated as professional writers in the West. Many translators request a credit as the co-author when their translation works hit Amazon’s book shelves online. The Chineseattitude toward foreign translators changed subtly after October in 2012. Howard Goldblatt’s translation of Mo Yan’s works helped him win the Nobel Prize. Many have realized that close cooperation with foreigntranslators, brokers and publishers can be a wise choice.

Humes says that the European Union and the United States’ program of “Translator-in-residence” offers accommodation, air tickets and allowances to foreign translators.  

(Editor:Wu Yanping、Liang Jun)
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Former Chinese nurse's income skyrockets through video-based social network - WantChinaTimes

Former Chinese nurse's income skyrockets through video-based social network - WantChinaTimes | New Zealand Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
WantChinaTimes Former Chinese nurse's income skyrockets through video-based social network WantChinaTimes Shen Man, a former nurse at a hospital in Sichuan province, has seen her income skyrocket by millions of Chinese yuan after she began...

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History Through the Eyes of Chinese Americans Who Served Their Country

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“There is a saying in Chinese,   ‘Good sons don’t become soldiers, just as good metal isn’t used to make nails.’” Chinese families usually place academic achievement above military service, yet, many Chinese Americans went against their cultural grain by enlisting in America’s armed forces."


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John Jung's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:20 PM

 Victoria Moy's book in progress, "Good Sons Don't Become Soldiers: The Untold Stories of Chinese American Veterans from WWII to Afghanistan"  describes the contributions and experiences of Chinese Americans who served in the U. S. military.

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Chinese town wants Internet's help fixing 'Chinglish' signs

Chinese town wants Internet's help fixing 'Chinglish' signs | New Zealand Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Is crowdsourcing the solution to embarrassing translations?

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Irene Chen Shen's curator insight, December 14, 2013 6:03 PM

A lot of the translations came from google translator according to some netizens... Maybe google doesn't know Chinese that well...

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Prejudice main fear behind calls to restrict foreign home ownership - National - NZ Herald News

Prejudice main fear behind calls to restrict foreign home ownership - National - NZ Herald News | New Zealand Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Kai Luey advocates restricting foreigners buying New Zealand houses - but he has big concerns about anti-Asian prejudice.
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