Chinese Exclusion Act
Bigler's Gambit: How the California Gold Fields Gave Rise to Global Anti-Chinese Politics
by Mae Ngai
The Chinese Question and Chinese exclusion policies that circumnavigated the Anglo-American world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries grew in local soils, and shifted and evolved as it crossed the Pacific world and supported the consolidation of British and American power over global emigration and trade."
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Racism Has Always Been Part of the Asian American Experience
by Mae Ngai
Anti-Asian racism draws from different historical origins than Jim Crow, but their histories are part of the same conflict: whether White Americans are entitled to rule over other people, domestically or globally.
Recognizing an Unrecognized Chinese American WWII Veteran
by A.J. Wong
In December, Congress honored all Chinese American World War II veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal, and some of their families will be eligible to receive a replica medal in their names. Hoy You Lim (林開祐) was killed in action in France in 1944. None of his survivors could complete the paperwork to receive his medal. The granddaughter of another Chinese American veteran wants to recognize his service.
SOURCE: The New York Times
When Asian-Americans Have to Prove We Belong
by Jia Lynn Yang
"This isn’t the first time we’ve been treated as a threat," writes Jia Lynn Yang.
S.F. History Museum Highlights America’s First Immigration Restriction: The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
by James Thornton Harris
An interview with Tamiko Wong, the executive director of the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum about the exhibit Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.
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