Growing Up in San Francisco s Chinatown Boomer Memories from Noodle Rolls to Apple Pie

Growing Up in San Francisco s Chinatown  Boomer Memories from Noodle Rolls to Apple Pie

It was a childhood immersed in two vibrant cultures and languages, shaped by both. Author Edmund S. Wong brings to life Chinatown's heart and soul from its golden age.

Author: Edmund S. Wong

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467139359

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Chinese American baby boomers who grew up within the twenty-nine square blocks of San Francisco's Chinatown lived in two worlds. Elders implored the younger generation to retain ties with old China even as the youth felt the pull of a future sheathed in red, white and blue. The family-owned shops, favorite siu-yeh (snack) joints and the gai-chongs where mothers labored as low-wage seamstresses contrasted with the allure of Disney, new cars and football. It was a childhood immersed in two vibrant cultures and languages, shaped by both. Author Edmund S. Wong brings to life Chinatown's heart and soul from its golden age.
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More Memories of Growing Up in San Francisco s Chinatown

More Memories of Growing Up in San Francisco s Chinatown

Collection of memories, stories and anecdotes from Baby Boomer American Born Chinese (ABC) about their formative years in the title neighborhood

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Collection of memories, stories and anecdotes from Baby Boomer American Born Chinese (ABC) about their formative years in the title neighborhood
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Growing Up in San Francisco s Chinatown

Growing Up in San Francisco s Chinatown

It was a childhood immersed in two vibrant cultures and languages, shaped by both. Author Edmund S. Wong brings to life Chinatown's heart and soul from its golden age.

Author: Edmund S. Wong

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439663950

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Chinese American baby boomers who grew up within the twenty-nine square blocks of San Francisco's Chinatown lived in two worlds. Elders implored the younger generation to retain ties with old China even as the youth felt the pull of a future sheathed in red, white and blue. The family-owned shops, favorite siu-yeh (snack) joints and the gai-chongs where mothers labored as low-wage seamstresses contrasted with the allure of Disney, new cars and football. It was a childhood immersed in two vibrant cultures and languages, shaped by both. Author Edmund S. Wong brings to life Chinatown's heart and soul from its golden age.
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The Children of Chinatown

The Children of Chinatown

Revealing the untold stories of a pioneer generation of young Chinese Americans, this book places the children and families of early Chinatown in the middle of efforts to combat American policies of exclusion and segregation.

Author: Wendy Rouse Jorae

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807898581

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Revealing the untold stories of a pioneer generation of young Chinese Americans, this book places the children and families of early Chinatown in the middle of efforts to combat American policies of exclusion and segregation. Wendy Jorae challenges long-held notions of early Chinatown as a bachelor community by showing that families--and particularly children--played important roles in its daily life. She explores the wide-ranging images of Chinatown's youth created by competing interests with their own agendas--from anti-immigrant depictions of Chinese children as filthy and culturally inferior to exotic and Orientalized images that catered to the tourist's ideal of Chinatown. All of these representations, Jorae notes, tended to further isolate Chinatown at a time when American-born Chinese children were attempting to define themselves as Chinese American. Facing barriers of immigration exclusion, cultural dislocation, child labor, segregated schooling, crime, and violence, Chinese American children attempted to build a world for themselves on the margins of two cultures. Their story is part of the larger American story of the struggle to overcome racism and realize the ideal of equality.
Categories: Social Science

Life in San Francisco s Chinatown

Life in San Francisco s Chinatown

An overview of life for the Chinese immigrants living in San Francisco from 1840 through 1910, including their employment, family life, and everyday activities, as well as the prejudice they faced.

Author: Sally Senzell Isaacs

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 1588106926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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An overview of life for the Chinese immigrants living in San Francisco from 1840 through 1910, including their employment, family life, and everyday activities, as well as the prejudice they faced.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Growing Up America

Growing Up America

“He walked straight up to the teacher,” Mar remembered, “and said he wanted to
talk to me outside.” Several days earlier, the fourteen-year-old Mar, a second-
generation Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco's Chinatown,
had ...

Author: Susan Eckelmann Berghel

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820356631

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Growing Up America brings together new scholarship that considers the role of children and teenagers in shaping American political life during the decades following the Second World War. Growing Up America places young people--and their representations--at the center of key political trends, illuminating the dynamic and complex roles played by youth in the midcentury rights revolutions, in constructing and challenging cultural norms, and in navigating the vicissitudes of American foreign policy and diplomatic relations. The authors featured here reveal how young people have served as both political actors and subjects from the early Cold War through the late twentieth-century Age of Fracture. At the same time, Growing Up America contends that the politics of childhood and youth extends far beyond organized activism and the ballot box. By unveiling how science fairs, breakfast nooks, Boy Scout meetings, home economics classrooms, and correspondence functioned as political spaces, this anthology encourages a reassessment of the scope and nature of modern politics itself.
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Creating Belonging in San Francisco Chinatown s Diasporic Community

Creating Belonging in San Francisco Chinatown   s Diasporic Community

39) I didn't, even really identify as Chinese American until maybe I went to
college, yeah , cos, living here in San Francisco and growing up in Chinatown
you're just Chinese you know, you don't feel any different, sometimes I forget you
know ...

Author: Adina Staicov

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030249939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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This book presents a much-needed discussion on ethnic identification and morphosyntactic variation in San Francisco Chinatown—a community that has received very little attention in linguistic research. An investigation of original, interactive speech data sheds light on how first- and second-generation Chinese Americans signal (ethnic) identity through morphosyntactic variation in English and on how they co-construct identity discursively. After an introduction to the community’s history, the book provides background information on ethnic varieties in North America. This discussion grounds the present book within existing research and illustrates how studies on ethnic varieties of English have evolved. The book then proceeds with a description of quantitative and qualitative results on linguistic variation and ethnic identity. These analyses show how linguistic variation is only one way of signalling belonging to a community and highlight that Chinese Americans draw on a variety of sources, most notably the heritage language, to construct and negotiate (ethnic) identity. This book will be of particular interest to linguists - particularly academics working in sociolinguistics, language and identity, and language variation - but also to scholars interested in related issues such as migration, discrimination, and ethnicity.
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Equal Educational Opportunity

Equal Educational Opportunity

Even then the young were often so profoundly conditioned by having grown up
within the crucible of Chinatown that they ... In other words a boy grew up hearing
the native white majority of New York or San Francisco referred to as ... the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity

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ISBN: OSU:32435055818496

Category: Segregation in education

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Categories: Segregation in education

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity

Even then the young were often so profoundly conditioned by having grown up
within the crucible of Chinatown that they ... In other words a boy grew up hearing
the native white majority of New York or San Francisco referred to as ... the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity

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ISBN: UCAL:B3603565

Category: Discrimination in education

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Growing Up in Chinatown

Growing Up in Chinatown

But the friendship that started at the San Francisco Chinatown Y . M . C . A .
would last until Dr . Lee ' s death in 1976 . It is conceivable that Edwar ' s long
and close association with this illustrious man was one of the dominant
influences ...

Author: Moonbeam Tong Lee

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105016439528

Category: Chinese Americans

Page: 352

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Categories: Chinese Americans

Swiss Review of World Affairs

Swiss Review of World Affairs

... raised in San Frangroup among Asian - Americans ; most of cisco's Chinatown
. This delicately built , them are immigrants of the first generaelderly woman with
a cheerful red headtion . band tells willingly of the crowded conLawrence Tsang
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ISBN: NWU:35556026800599

Category: World politics

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Untold Civil Rights Stories

Untold Civil Rights Stories

... in Chinatown The work at the YWCA was especially educational for me when it
came to beginning to comprehend kay , so I really didn ' t know much about San
what it was like growing up in Chinatown . While I Francisco Chinatown when I ...

Author: Stewart; Leong Kwoh (Russell C.)

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ISBN: UOM:39015080719902

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Test Best Test Prep Rdg Lang Arts J

Test Best Test Prep Rdg Lang Arts J

TRY THIS Sample A Stockton Street Stockton Street is a story about a young girl
growing up in San Francisco ' s Chinatown . Amy was interested in reading the
story . She looked forward to learning about the place where her mother grew up
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Author: Steck-Vaughn Company

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Multicultural Teaching

Multicultural Teaching

Autobiographical account of growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown, shows
the tension between two worlds. Uk-Bae Lee. Sori's Harvest Moon Day: A Story of
Korea. Soundprints, 1999. A girl travels to grandmother's village for Chu-Suk, the
 ...

Author: Pamela L. Tiedt

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UCSC:32106011277420

Category: Education

Page: 425

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/* 4663L-4, Tiedt, Pamela L., Multicultural Teaching: A Handbook of Activities, Information and Resources, 6e*/ A Classic in the field of Multicultural teaching, this new edition provides activities and information designed to enable the teacher to explore the many kinds of diversity in the classroom. This book presents model lesson plans, fully developed thematic units, and a variety of instructional strategies, as well as a wealth of resources that support multicultural teaching. It examines difficult issues and problems within multicultural education to encourage reflections and discussion. It explains the basic content of multicultural education and also describes methods for carrying out the best education for all students. coverage of: language diversity, appropriate terminology, prejudice and stereotyped thinking. The material emphasizes the development of esteem, empathy, and equity in the classroom. The author provides suggestions for professional development as teachers assume an active role in promoting multiculturalism in the school and community. A strong Esteem/Empathy /Equity model provides the framework for building a successful multicultural program at any grade level. This latest edition emphasizes the currency of multicultural education and factors that influence our thinking related to local, national, and world affairs. Educators at any level interested in diversity and multicultural
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Academic novels The essay in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature  Academic novels The essay in America

... of an Eurasian ” ( 1909 ) details her years growing up in Canada and the
United States . Other early works documenting the lives of Chinese immigrants
include Songs of Gold Mountain : Can - tonese Rhymes from San Francisco
Chinatown ...

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195167244

Category: American literature

Page: 499

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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
Categories: American literature

The Rice Room

The Rice Room

Praise for the first edition: “Ben Fong-Torres ran and wrote the music section of Rolling Stone and at the same time kept his other foot in the dark, secret world of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Author: Ben Fong-Torres

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520269682

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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Praise for the first edition: Ben Fong-Torres ran and wrote the music section of Rolling Stone and at the same time kept his other foot in the dark, secret world of San Francisco s Chinatown. It s an amazing story. Jann Wenner A poignant examination of Ben s life. I couldn t put it down. In fact, I m still holding it. Steve Martin I am a fifty-three-year-old Caucasian woman, and I feel as if a forty-seven-year-old Chinese man has just told my storyand that of a generation of Americans. Thank you, Ben. Grace Slick of The Jefferson Airplane Ben Fong-Torres s voice rocked over the radio waves and a whole generation listened to one of the pioneer voices to break out of Chinatown. Now Fong-Torres fills his memoir, The Rice Room, with worlds of feeling, both tender and tragic, to reveal the fire behind that voice. Fae Myenne Ng, author of Bone Ben Fong-Torres s book is one man s journey into the heart of contemporary America. From childhood to manhood we see his struggles and triumphs as he negotiates growing up in the 60s with Elvis, hippie rock and roll, personal tragedy, and a Chinese-American soul. A witty, moving, heartfelt read. Philip Kan Gotanda, writer and director of The Kiss and author of Yankee Dawg You Die "
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The Adventures of Eddie Fung

The Adventures of Eddie Fung

Eddie Fung has the distinction of being the only Chinese American soldier to be captured by the Japanese durjing World War II. He was then put to work on the Burma-Siam railroad, made famous by the film The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Author: Eddie Fung

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295987545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

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Eddie Fung has the distinction of being the only Chinese American soldier to be captured by the Japanese durjing World War II. He was then put to work on the Burma-Siam railroad, made famous by the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. In this moving and unforgettable memoir written with his wife, Eddie tells how his childhood in San Francisco's Chinatown and young manhood as a Texas cowboy helped him survive.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

GROWING UP ASIAN IN AMERICA

GROWING UP ASIAN IN AMERICA

They ask me to teach them to play mah—jong and to bring them to San
Francisco's Chinatown, and I invite them to try my favorite Chinese dessert which
includes red bean cake and sweet sesame rice balls on Chinese New Year's Day
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Asians in America

Asians in America

Though written in the third person and in fictional form , this book is an
autobiography of a second generation Chinese girl who was raised in San
Francisco Chinatown . She grew up in a home atmosphere in which the father
was dominant .

Author: University of California, Davis. Asian American Studies

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822008435877

Category: Asian Americans

Page: 292

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Categories: Asian Americans