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Chinese immigrants

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Chinese-American journalist and writer Helen Zia about her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution. Zia tells the story through the eyes of four young people who fled Shanghai during the Communist revolution in 1949.

The new documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, examines the 1882 law that was established after decades of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence against Chinese immigrants.

Rene Yung, by Lisa Strong

 


Multimedia artist Rene Yung was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the Bay Area when she was 14 years old. For the past decade, she's been dedicated to uncovering the hidden history of early Chinese immigrants in the American West with her multi-platform art and storytelling project Chinese Whispers.

Photo by GooWakJai, 2010 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/goowakjai/

San Francisco’s Chinatown has interested many tourists over the years. Every day people visit to learn about Chinese American History.