Lue Gim Gong

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  • Wooden Fish Songs by Ruthanne Lum McCunn Essay

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    story is Lue Gim Gong, a Chinese immigrant who gives up his country and family to pursue his passion for botany. Three women that knew him the best narrate Lue Gim Gong's story from three distinct cultures and three distinct points of view. They include his mother Sum Jui, his teacher Fanny Burlingame, and a friend that he makes named Sheba. Their contrasting perspectives are carefully interwoven from chapter to chapter. Lue, however, never gets a voice throughout the book; this makes Lue Gim Gong's

  • Chinese America – The Perseverant Underdog Essay

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    Since the birth of America, many different people from all around the world flocked to North America in hopes of making a good life for themselves, or their families. Many came from the west, as well as a large amount came from the east. Most of these eastern immigrants hailed from China. These people were welcomed with open arms and kindness for a short time, at least at first. Afterwards, there was a long period of racial tension, due to social differences. How did the Chinese immigrants integrate

  • Foreign Minors Tax Of 1852

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    • A​t first Chinese immigrants were welcomed in California. But what caused the political climate to turn against the Chinese? A​mericans started to see the Chinese (along with other immigrants like the French, Mexican, Chilean, ect) as competition for discovering gold in the gold fields. Americans felt that since gold was found on American soil, whoever should find gold and have any access to it should be an American and not a foreigner. They felt that they would take whatever measure they had to

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