On Gold Mountain

The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family

Author: Lisa See

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101910089

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.

Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain

Author: John Jung

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257149245

Category: History

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A social history of the role of the Chinese laundry on the survival of early Chinese immigrants in the U.S.during the Chinese Exclusion law period, 1882-1943, and in Canada during the years of the Head Tax, 1885-1923, and exclusion law, 1923-1947. Why and how Chinese got into the laundry business and how they had to fight discriminatory laws and competition from white-owned laundries to survive. Description of their lives, work demands, and living conditions. Reflections by a sample of children who grew up living in the backs of their laundries provide vivid first-person glimpses of the difficult lives of Chinese laundrymen and their families.

Search for Gold Mountain

Coming to America from China-- 1850

Author: M. J. Cosson

Publisher: Cover-To-Cover Chapter 2 Books

ISBN: 9780789154125

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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Set in 1850, Li Ming and his father are lured to America from China after hearing about the wealth to be found in the mountains of California.

Töchter aus Shanghai

Roman

Author: Lisa See

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 364103423X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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»Lisa See bringt uns nicht nur die Menschen nahe, sondern eine ganze Kultur.« Arthur Golden, Autor von »Die Geisha« Pearl und May sind verwöhnte Töchter, die das Leben im glitzernden Shanghai der 30er-Jahre genießen, doch der Vater hat sein Vermögen verspielt und verheiratet die beiden nach Amerika. Damit beginnt die Odyssee der zwei Schwestern, deren Schicksal auch in der Neuen Welt aufs Engste miteinander verknüpft bleiben wird. Denn in Los Angeles werden sie von der Familie, in die sie verheiratet worden sind, misstrauisch beäugt. Und das Leben in China Town ist beschwerlich. Lisa See hat mit »Töchter aus Shanghai« einen großen Roman über zwei Schwestern geschrieben, deren Lebensentwürfe nicht unterschiedlicher sein könnten, sind sie doch beste Freundinnen und harte Konkurrentinnen zugleich.

On Gold Mountain

The One-hundred-year Odyssey of My Chinese-american Family

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781448718863

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Surviving on the Gold Mountain

A History of Chinese American Women and Their Lives

Author: Huping Ling

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791438633

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.

Eine himmlische Liebe

Roman

Author: Lisa See

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641040574

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Bevor Mudan verheiratet wird, macht der Vater ihr ein großartiges Geschenk: Er lässt eine Oper im Garten seines Hauses aufführen. Dabei übertritt sie die strengen Regeln, die im China des 17. Jahrhunderts gelten. Sie lässt sich von einem Fremden ansprechen, dem sofort ihr Herz gehört. Nun will sie sich nicht mehr ihrem Schicksal fügen – wie ihr großes Vorbild: die Heldin der Oper, die lieber ihr Leben lässt als einen unbekannten Mann zu heiraten. Lisa See entführt in die Welt des alten China und erzählt nicht nur die Geschichte einer himmlischen Liebe, sondern schildert Frauen, die sich nicht hindern ließen, schreibend ihr Leben und ihre Liebe selbst in die Hand zu nehmen.

Songs of Gold Mountain

Cantonese Rhymes from San Francisco Chinatown

Author: Marlon K. Hom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520913363

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Marlon Hom has selected and translated 220 rhymes from two collections of Chinatown songs published in 1911 and 1915. The songs are outspoken and personal, addressing subjects as diverse as sex, frustrations with the American bureaucracy, poverty and alienation, and the loose morals of the younger generation of Americans. Hom has arranged the songs thematically and gives an overview of early Chinese American literature.

Tochter des Glücks

Author: Lisa See

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570100301

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Page: 495

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Die ergreifende Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung Joy ist in L.A. gross geworden und hat es sich in den Kopf gesetzt, in Shanghai nach ihrem leiblichen Vater zu suchen. Dort erlebt sie die Umbrüche der Kulturrevolution, erkennt aber nicht, wie gefährdet ihr Vater ist. Ein Ausweg für ihn, den Kunstmaler, ist es, der Landbevölkerung Malunterricht zu geben. Joy begleitet ihn begeistert und verliebt sich in einen Bauernsohn. Ihrer Mutter ist bewusst, wie schwierig die Situation geworden ist, sie setzt deshalb alles daran, Joy wieder nach Amerika zu bringen, obwohl Mao Chinas Grenzen geschlossen hat. Lisa See erzählt wieder eine ergreifende Frauengeschichte, ohne sentimental zu werden. Sie beschreibt den grossen Umbruch in China mit den Augen der unwissenden Joy und bringt uns so eines der dramatischsten Kapitel der chinesischen Geschichte nahe. Lisa See, geboren in Paris, aufgewachsen in Los Angeles in Chinatown, entstammt einer chinesisch-amerikanischen Familie. Sie arbeitete dreizehn Jahre lang als Journalistin. Ihr erstes Buch "On Gold Mountain" (dt. "Auf dem Goldenen Berge", 1997) war ein internationaler Bestseller und erhielt 1995 die "Notable Book"-Auszeichnung der New York Times. Als Kuratorin betreut sie mehrere grosse Ausstellungen, die sich mit interkulturellen Beziehungen zwischen Amerika und China beschäftigen. Im Jahr 2001 wurde sie von der Organisation Chinesisch-Amerikanischer Frauen als "National Woman of the Year" ausgezeichnet; im Herbst 2003 erhielt sie den "Chinese American Museum's History Makers Award". Vor vier Jahren hat sie mit ihrem Roman "Der Seidenfächer" einen Weltbestseller geschrieben. Heute lebt sie mit ihrem Mann und ihren beiden Söhnen in Los Angeles.

The Chinese in America

A History from Gold Mountain to the New Millennium

Author: Susie Lan Cassel

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759100015

Category: History

Page: 463

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This new collection of essays demonstrates how a politics of polarity have defined the 150-year experience of Chinese immigration in America. Chinese-Americans have been courted as 'model workers' by American business, but also continue to be perceived as perpetual foreigners. The contributors offer engrossing accounts of the lives of immigrants, their tenacity, their diverse lifeways, from the arrival of the first Chinese gold miners in 1849 into the present day. The 21st century begins as a uniquely 'Pacific Century' in the Americas, with an increasingly large presence of Asians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The book will be a valuable resource on the Asian immigrant experience for researchers and students in Chinese American studies, Asian American history, immigration studies, and American history.

Gold Mountain Blues

Author: Ling Zhang

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857896741

Category: Fiction

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One Family. Five generations. An epic story of love and loss. China, 1879 With the Opium wars at their height, Fong Tak-Fat boards a ship to Canada, determined to make a life for himself and support his family back home. He will endure great hardship as he works to build the Pacific Railway and save every penny he makes to reunite his family. Canada, 2004 Amy Smith knows nothing of her family history, a secret her mother will not share, until she is summoned to her ancestral home in China to collect the forgotten belongings of family members whom she has never met. Can Amy finally unlock the door to her past? Telling the story of one family's journey through five generations and across the seas, Gold Mountain Blues is a heartrending tale of sacrifice, endurance, hope and survival.

Gold Mountain

Author: Vicki Delany

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459701895

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

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Upon learning the location of the fabled Gold Mountain from a dying man, henchman Paul Sheridan schemes to get rich and make Fiona MacGillivray his wife--plans in which Fiona wants no part.

Gold Mountain

the Chinese in the New World

Author: Anthony B. Chan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Big Gold Mountain

Author: John Parsons

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748798032

Category: Readers (Elementary)

Page: 32

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Gold Mountain

Author: Bob Kody

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595149502

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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An exciting, action filled story about one of the most notorious gunfighters in the West. He is easy tempered but can become a vicious fighter with either guns or fists when his friends are threatened. An old partner, Deak Dawson is about to lose his ranch to unscrupulous men who will murder to have their way. Jim takes them all on, with a smile, hard fists, and faster guns. In addition Hawks falls in love with a beautiful lady, but seems to antagonize her at every turn.

Death Valley and the Amargosa

A Land of Illusion

Author: Richard E. Lingenfelter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520908888

Category: History

Page: 622

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This is the history of Death Valley, where that bitter stream the Amargosa dies. It embraces the whole basin of the Amargosa from the Panamints to the Spring Mountains, from the Palmettos to the Avawatz. And it spans a century from the earliest recollections and the oldest records to that day in 1933 when much of the valley was finally set aside as a National Monument. This is the story of an illusory land, of the people it attracted and of the dreams and delusions they pursued-the story of the metals in its mountains and the salts in its sinks, of its desiccating heat and its revitalizing springs, and of all the riches of its scenery and lore-the story of Indians and horse thieves, lost argonauts and lost mine hunters, prospectors and promoters, miners and millionaires, stockholders and stock sharps, homesteaders and hermits, writers and tourists. But mostly this is the story of the illusions-the illusions of a shortcut to the gold diggings that lured the forty-niners, of inescapable deadliness that hung in the name they left behind, of lost bonanzas that grew out of the few nuggets they found, of immeasurable riches spread by hopeful prospectors and calculating con men, and of impenetrable mysteries concocted by the likes of Scotty. These and many lesser illusions are the heart of its history.

Gold Mountain

Author: Sharon Cullars

Publisher: Loose Id

ISBN: 1607375346

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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In 1865, the hope for gold has spurred many to seek their fortunes in California, the place the Chinese call Gum San or "Gold Mountain." Amidst this backdrop, Quiang, a new Chinese immigrant, works the dangerous rails hoping to save enough money to send home to his parents. In town, Leah and Clara, two enterprising women from New York, have plans of their own to grow a restaurant and laundry business. However, both plans go awry when Quiang and Leah meet one fateful day. What starts as a budding attraction soon grows into tumultuous desire despite the cultural and language barriers between them. Initially resistant, Leah succumbs to passion following a tragic loss that leaves her vulnerable and alone. With hopes for a future that now includes Leah, Quiang embarks on a perilous path as he leaves the railroad behind for a more profitable position as a courier for The Tong, henchmen for the dangerous Triad. Quiang soon finds that navigating the secretive life of a courier brings more danger than he has ever faced on the railroad, dangers that not only threaten to tear him and Leah apart, but may cost them their lives as well.