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New scholarship helps AFI film students develop scripts about China - Los Angeles Times

New scholarship helps AFI film students develop scripts about China - Los Angeles Times | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
New scholarship helps AFI film students develop scripts about China Los Angeles Times Funded by Hugo Shong, chairman of IDG Greater China, the AFI/IDG China Story Fellowship aims to help develop feature-length screenplays that foster greater...
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Plaque Unveiled in Liverpool in Memory of Chinese Sailors during WWII - CRIENGLISH.com

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Plaque Unveiled in Liverpool in Memory of Chinese Sailors during WWII
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A dark chapter in Britain's maritime history was remembered in the port city of Liverpool when tributes were paid to thousands of Chinese merchant sailors on Monday.
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Singapore Scores Big Win at Film Awards - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Singapore Scores Big Win at Film Awards - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal (blog) Singapore Scores Big Win at Film Awards Wall Street Journal (blog) TAIPEI — A reflective family drama from Singapore made history on Saturday by becoming the country's first film to win the top prize at the Golden Horse...
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Chinese laundries

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Chinese laundries developed as a major occupation for the first wave of Chinese immigrants who came to the United States during the mid-nineteenth century. Laundries opened throughout the co

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John Jung's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:56 PM

The Chinese laundryman stereotype persisted, but by the 1950’s the actual traditional Chinese laundries were becoming obsolete. Self-service laundromats proliferated during the 1950’s. Generations of children who grew up in laundries pursued higher education and entered other occupations. With the end of the civil war in China in 1949, a new wave of Chinese immigration had begun. These immigrants often came from upper- and middle-class families searching for a better life in America or were well-educated intellectuals pursuing advanced degrees. 

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Joe Shoong (1879-1961) - National Dollar Stores

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John Jung's curator insight, September 1, 2013 11:23 AM
Joe Shoong was a pioneer Chinese American businessman who made millions from his retail chain National Dollar Stores, which grew to more than 50 outlets in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Washington and Utah.

He was a philanthropist, donating to many Chinese American organizationa and causes.  However, in the late 30s his stores had labor union problems and his San Francisco stores were and the non-union Chinatown sewing factories for some of his merchandise were picketed in protest of sweat shop work conditions. He sold his chain shortly afterwards and it continued to operate until the late 1990s.

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Bukit China: A hill steeped in legend and history - The Star Online

Bukit China: A hill steeped in legend and history - The Star Online | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Bukit China: A hill steeped in legend and history The Star Online The records also note that Parameswara arrived at the emperor's court on Aug 4, 1411 with his family of 540 followers and that he was treated with respect and showered with banquets...
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Vintage photos: Chicago's Chinese community -- Chicago Tribune

Vintage photos: Chicago's Chinese community -- Chicago Tribune | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
The early lives of Chinese immigrants in Chicago centered around Chinatown and its main streets of 22nd Street and South Wentworth Avenue.
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Outstanding set of quality photographs of 1920s-1960s Chicago Chinatown that gives you the sights (and almost sounds) of life during that era.

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Artifacts exhibited from a long-buried Market Street Chinatown in San Jose

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An arson fire in May 1887 destroyed the San Jose’s first Chinatown. Officials scraped away the ruins and buried most evidence of the community for nearly 100 years.

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John Jung's curator insight, August 10, 2013 2:37 PM

Digging up the past, literally, can offer evidence about the distant past where no interviews, diaries, journals, etc. exist.

 

The destruction of San Jose's Chinatown in 1887 left buried artifacts that are only being studied more than a century later.   


For information about the archaeological project cataloging the Market Street Chinatown artifacts, go to http://marketstreet.stanford.edu

 

 

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Serious Comics, Part 7: Making History - GeekDad (blog)

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Serious Comics, Part 7: Making History
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Escape to Gold Mountain is about how the Chinese came to North America, told from the perspective of a fictional family that spans several generations.
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China is Forcing 250 Million Rural Dwellers to Relocate - PolicyMic

China is Forcing 250 Million Rural Dwellers to Relocate - PolicyMic | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
PolicyMic China is Forcing 250 Million Rural Dwellers to Relocate PolicyMic The plan is already being enacted in places such as the mountainous regions of Shaanxi Province, where Li Yongping is in charge of removing 2.4 million farmers in one of...
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On the trail of China's MIAs - Radio Australia

On the trail of China's MIAs
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David Chang is a researcher in the history of the Chinese prisoners of war. DAVID CHANG, HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF ... place for their loves ones, wherever that may be.
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Chinatown Residents Work Toward Recognition of Authenticity - Asian Fortune

Chinatown Residents Work Toward Recognition of Authenticity - Asian Fortune | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Asian Fortune Chinatown Residents Work Toward Recognition of Authenticity Asian Fortune The problem is people just don't engage with that history.” According to Law, while culture is very internal, place carries with it a sense of belonging to a...
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Chinese-American Family History Workshop Saturday, July 27, 2013

Chinese-American Family History Workshop Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Join researchers Christine DeVillier, Kay Speaks and Doug Joe for a Chinese-American family history research workshop. The class is geared towards those newly beginning their Chinese-American research.
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China's 'one-child,' 're-education through labor' policies to change - Dallas Morning News

China's 'one-child,' 're-education through labor' policies to change - Dallas Morning News | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News China's 'one-child,' 're-education through labor' policies to change Dallas Morning News HONG KONG — The Chinese government said Friday that it would ease its “one-child” family restrictions and abolish its “re-education through...
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China's villages vanish amid rush for the cities - Telegraph.co.uk

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China's villages vanish amid rush for the cities
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Five generations of the Qiao family have called this isolated rural village home.
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Children of rich Chinese home alone in Canada face challenges - South China Morning Post

Children of rich Chinese home alone in Canada face challenges - South China Morning Post | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Children of rich Chinese home alone in Canada face challenges South China Morning Post "There is this idea that maybe the money will hold the family together, but the reality, the emotional reality, is that money doesn't hold emotions together,"...
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Sue Ko Lee and the National Dollar Stores Strike of 1938

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March 2-September 10, 2010 Rosenberg Library, 4th Floor Reference Case A collaboration with the Labor Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State University In the 1930s, the garment indust...

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John Jung's curator insight, September 1, 2013 11:43 AM

 Chinese women in a San Francisco sewing garment factory produced clothing for Joe Shoong's National Dollar Stores.  He sold the chain when the Chinese Ladies Garment Workers Union Local 361 in 1938 won a 5 percent raise; a forty-hour workweek; enforcement of health, fire, and sanitary conditions; and a guarantee of work for a minimum of 11 months of the year to its workers. Despite these protections, one year after winning the contract, the new owners conveniently went out of business, leading the union to strike for 15 weeks.

 

Although the strike was a failure in the short term, "the union helped find the workers jobs outside of Chinatown, in what had previously been white-only shops. The strike also led to Chinese workers taking leadership roles in the union." 

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If walls could speak - The Star Online

If walls could speak The Star Online “He already had everything a struggling Chinese immigrant could want and more, so these buildings were a manifestation of the prosperity he achieved,” says Tan, who spent close to five years researching the...
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Chinese Family Memories, Recycled

Chinese Family Memories, Recycled | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
Thomas Sauvin’s photo collection consists of scratched, faded or otherwise discarded snapshots. They present a surprising and intimate window into daily Chinese life.
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Gathering the voices of Chinese people living in Bath - This is Bath

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Gathering the voices of Chinese people living in Bath
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It will be accompanied by talks and other educational activities relating to the history of Chinese immigration to the UK and particularly in this part of the country.
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India's Forgotten Chinese Internment Camp - The Atlantic

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India's Forgotten Chinese Internment Camp
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Michael's family, too, was unsurprised when the police arrived.
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Chinese historical school to become El Cerrito charter - California's ...

Chinese historical school to become El Cerrito charter - California's ... | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
At left, Chinese boys from the Chung Mei School in El Cerrito attending Burbank Junior High in 1935. The school is now a federal historic landmark and plans are to re-open it as a public charter in 2014.
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The History Blog » Blog Archive » Reconstructed Chinese altar ...

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Fee Lee Wong left Deadwood permanently in 1919 to rejoin his family who had returned to Canton, China, in 1902. Some of his descendants still live in California today. With Deadwood's Chinese history decimated, the ...
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John Jung's curator insight, July 30, 2013 12:01 PM

Deadwood, South Dakota had a thriving Chinese community in the mining area during the late 1800s, but it declined rapidly after the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, and disappeared by th 1930s.

 

Recently, a historical commemoration event was held.

 

"Beatrice Wong, 82, said she was extremely pleased that clay bricks, salvaged from the Wing Tsue building that housed her grandfather’s modest empire, were used to reconstruct the Chinese burner. The historic Main Street building was demolished on Christmas Eve 2005.

 

“Chinatown was virtually wiped from the face of Deadwood,” she said. “Today, we replaced a piece of Chinese history in this town. We have deep gratitude to the Historic Preservation Commission and the people of Deadwood."

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74-year-old scrapbook returned to well-known, local Chinese family ...

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South Land Park resident Dr. Herbert Yee, a retired local dentist and the patriarch of a well-known Sacramento Chinese family, and his wife, Inez, had an unexpected and pleasant surprise last week. After being called to a ...
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In Hong Kong, a Once Prominent Parsi Community Faces Demise - TIME

In Hong Kong, a Once Prominent Parsi Community Faces Demise - TIME | Chinese Family History | Scoop.it
In Hong Kong, a Once Prominent Parsi Community Faces Demise TIME It's isn't just Mody's contribution to Hong Kong that's in danger of being forgotten, but the contributions of all the old Parsi families, like the Rutonjees, Shroffs, Parekhs,...
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