Voices of the Second Wave

Voices of the Second Wave

Chinese Americans in Seattle : Oral Histories of 35 Chinese Americans Who Immigrated 1934-1968

Book - 2011
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Many Americans know about the "first wave" of Chinese immigrants, who worked on the railroads, mined for gold, and built Chinatowns. Less known is the "second wave" -- most of whom came to the U.S. as students in the 1950s and 1960s, spoke Mandarin, and earned advanced degrees. Although most found professional jobs, they were cut off from their native country and worried about relatives left behind after the revolution. This ground-breaking book collects the bittersweet stories of 35 people from this "second wave" generation of Chinese Americans, who tell about their lives in their own voices.Hard-bound versions of this book will be available by July 1. Contact East West Insights to order.
Publisher: [Seattle] : East West Insights, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781456413668
Branch Call Number: 979.7772 V8708 2011
Characteristics: ix, 386 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Yang, Dori Jones


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Jan 31, 2012

After the Chinese Exclusion Act was lifted in 1943 in U.S., Chinese from various parts of China started to come to the States again, while China continued to engage in war with Japan and the political struggles between the Nationalist and Communist Party. This book covers personal experiences of 35 immigrants, who came during this period, settled, and established themselves here in various professions in the Greater Seattle Area.


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