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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Chinatown San Jose

There is an archeology dig being done in San Jose at the site of what was a Chinatown. An article from the local paper, the mercury news covers it. Path to Chinatown in San Jose lot and Excavation planned of former Chinatown in San Jose The article mentions how the previous Chinatown was burned, and how a German immigrant built a walled area to protect local Chinese. When I hear the term walled area, I think of the term Ghetto.



Lawrence Yep has written some great books that include this time period of Chinese history in the US in his Gold Mountain Chronicles.


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Related Books:

Exploring Chinatown: A Children's Guide to Chinese Culture
Our Price: $22.95
This is a book for kids, families, and teachers who’d like to get more out of their visit to Chinatown than an “I escaped Alcatraz” t-shirt or oversized pencil. It’s a guide to what makes Chinese culture, well, “Chinese.” It covers almost everything, from how to order in a restaurant, and what not to do with chopsticks, to how to write characters in Chinese and how to make potstickers. It tells about herbal medicine shops, temples, and tearooms.


Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain: An Angel Island Story by Katrina Saltonstall Currier, Illustrated by Gabhor Utomo (hardcover)
Our Price: $21.00 Sale Price: $16.95 You Save $4.05!
A journey through the Ellis Island of the West for Chinese, Angel Island, by a young boy

Angel Island Prisoner, 1922
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A journey through the Ellis Island of the West for Chinese, Angel Island, by a young girl.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Irene Tsai said...

Thank you for this post. This is so interesting that I forward it to my friends, especially the ones living in CA now.
Thanks!

March 17, 2008 at 5:53 AM  

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