On Gold Mountain

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

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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

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Author: John Jung

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257149245

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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.

Surviving on the Gold Mountain

A History of Chinese American Women and Their Lives

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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.

On Gold Mountain

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

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781448718863

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Coming to America from China-- 1850

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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

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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.

Songs of Gold Mountain

Cantonese Rhymes from San Francisco Chinatown

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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.

Eine himmlische Liebe

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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.

Death Valley and the Amargosa

A Land of Illusion

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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.

The Chinese in America

A History from Gold Mountain to the New Millennium

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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

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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.

Gold Mountain Blues

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Author: Ling Zhang

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857896741

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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.

Big Gold Mountain

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Author: John Parsons

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748798032

Category: Readers (Elementary)

Page: 32

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Gold Mountain

A Klondike Mystery

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Author: Vicki Delany

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459701909

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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When Fiona MacGillivray refuses the bandit Paul Sheridan, it’s up to her son to to save her. Book Three of the Klondike Mystery Series by Vicki Delany! In the summer of 1897, Fiona MacGillivray and her eleven year-old son, Angus, arrive in Vancouver in time to hear the news gold discovered in the Klondike! Fiona immediately sets off for Skagway, Alaska, intent on opening a theatre. After one encounter with infamous gangster Soapy Smith and his henchman Paul Sheridan, she decides to pursue her ambitions on the other side of the border in Dawson City. As a dying man breathes his last, he passes on to Sheridan a map pointing due north to the fabled Gold Mountain, where hills of gold keep the heat from hot springs contained in a valley as warm as California. Sheridan is determined to become the king of Gold Mountain and to marry Fiona and make her his queen. Fiona, of course, wants no part of these mad plans. When Sheridan refuses to take no for an answer, Fiona must rely on Corporal Sterling of the North-West Mounted Police, young Angus, and a headstrong assortment of townsfolk to help thwart his scheme. If you loved Gold Mountain, check out the fourth book of the series, Gold Web.

Slocum 315: Slocum's Gold Mountain

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Author: Jake Logan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101166314

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Slocum tracks down a titanic treasure trove! When a dying man begs John Slocum to deliver one half of a mysterious map to his brother in Virginia City, there’s no way he can refuse. But his honorable intentions lead him into a mother lode of trouble, with a gang of cutthroats aiming to take the map from his cold, dead hands, a pair of devious and delightful women who each want the treasure—and Slocum—for themselves, and a winner-take-all hunt for a stolen fortune. Now, Slocum must find the hoard of ill-gotten gold before he ends up full of well-aimed lead…