It is always interesting to study other cultures and it is extremely important to do just that if you are going to have interactions with them. China is one of those interesting cultures mainly because what we usually know about the country is through movies or the local Chinese restaurant.
Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. Courtesy Vera John-Steiner, Ph. He is one of our most eloquent defenders of the Faith, the Faith in the humanity of all men and women everywhere, and of those especially who helped to build America.
In Fusang he does this once again for that wonderful people, the Chinese. It is, perhaps, his most moving book.
America, our country all along. We are an integral, heroic part of her history, and Stan Steiner gives the facts, the history, the research to confirm what we should not have forgotten during Exclusion. At last—a book that recognizes and celebrates our discovery and building of America.
We will embrace this book as part of our arsenal of citizenship papers. His work is so ludicrous as to make any knowledgeable historian shake his head in disbelief. Especially his saying the Chinese lived in tents in winter while working in the Sierra.
There is not one shred of evidence that I have found in my very extensive studies of the building of the first railroad across the Sierra to support anything even close to what Steiner wrote.
He is the very worst historian it has been my misfortune to read about. I most sincerely regret that you are using Steiner's trash. It takes away from the marvelous work you have done. Their ancestors had built fortresses in the Yangtze gorges, carved and laid the stones for the Great Wall [of China].
The iron rails had spanned a continent. In celebration of the occasion, the dignitaries came—bankers and railroad tycoons, politicians and railroad men—to be photographed at the uniting of the nation. Of the hundreds of people in that memorable photograph taken at Promontory Point in Utah, on May 10,there was one large group who were wholly invisible.
Nowhere to be seen were the thirteen thousand railroad men from China who had dug the tunnels, built the roadbeds, and laid the track for half of the transcontinental line—that of the Central Pacific Railroad-crossing the most precipitous mountains and torturous deserts of the West.
These Chinese workingmen had become faceless. One oil painting of the event later symbolically depicted three railroad men crouching beside the tracks as they drove in the Golden Spike.
Two of the three were Chinese. That famous painting was reprinted in hundreds of thousands of copies; it proudly hung in saloons and brothels throughout the West for years.
And yet, in the reproduction of the painting a curious thing had happened. Beneath the painting there was a drawing in which the people who had gathered for the joining of the tracks were outlined, each face numbered, so the viewers might identify who was who.
But there was no drawing of the three railroad men.
Once again, the Chinese railroad men had been rendered faceless. They had vanished from history. Men of China not only built the western half of the first transcontinental railroad, they built the whole or part of nearly every railroad line in the West.
In spite of that, or perhaps because of it, their labors were belittled and their heroism disparaged for a century afterward; the white workers on the western railroads were resentful of the skill and strength of the "little yellow men" whom they contemptuously compared to midgets and monkeys.
From the beginning, the white railroad men had ridiculed the young men of China as too "effeminate" to do a "real man's work," such as laying iron rails. They were too "delicate. A railroad historian reflected the popular prejudice of the time when be described bow "the Chinese marched through the white camps like a weird procession of midgets.
I will not be responsible for work done on the road by Chinese labor. From what I've seen of them, they're not fit laborers anyway. I don't think they can build a railroad. When Leland Stanford, one of the owners of the Central Pacific, was elected governor of California, he condemned the Chinese emigrants as a "degraded" people who were the "dregs of Asia.
The "lack of manhood" of the men from Kwangtung was evident not only in their diminutive size, but in the ways they dressed and bathed. In the rugged frontier camps, after work they religiously washed in hot bathtubs made from empty whiskey kegs.An American author born in , who writes mainly Young Adult and Children's Literature.
His works often deal with Chinese folklore, mythology or Chinese-Americans. Golden Mountain Chronicles - A series of books spanning several generations. The earliest take place in China, while the ones that. The final sample consisted of non-Latino Whites, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Latinos.
Results African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Latinos had differing beliefs regarding the causes of mental illness when compared to Non-Latino Whites. Hmong Americans - History, The hmong in laos Ha-La. Toggle navigation. Forum; Countries and Their Cultures; Young Hmong Americans, like young Americans of many ethnic groups, are frequently more familiar with the lore of pop culture than with the lore of their ancestors.
after joining the Chinese Empire, the Hmong lost their . Making and Remaking America: Immigration into the United States. by Peter J. Duignan. Monday, September 15, such as the Organization of Chinese Americans and the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, which favor the immigration of Chinese and Irish immigrants, respectively.
Whereas pessimists fear that the United States has already lost. The largest mass lynching in American history, in , in which 17 Chinese were murdered; the Chinese Exclusion Act of , which prohibited Chinese immigration; the internment of , Japanese-Americans in the second world war, when relatively few German- or Italian-Americans were interned: all were symptoms of a racism that was .
One is the tersely and factually written outline, History of the Chinese in America by H. M. Lai and P. P. Choy (Chinese American Studies Planning Group, San Francisco, ), and the second is A History of the Chinese in California: A Syllabus edited by Thomas Chinn, H.
M. Lai and P. P. Choy (Chinese Historical Society of America, ).