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- DescriptionIn the early twentieth century, most Chinese immigrants coming to the United States were detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay. This book tells these immigrants' stories while underscoring their relevance to contemporary immigration issues.
- Author BiographyThe late Him Mark Lai was internationally renowned as the dean of Chinese American history and the author of The Chinese of America, 1785-1980 and Becoming Chinese American: A History of Communities and Institutions. Genny Lim is a native San Francisco poet, playwright, performer, and educator. She is the author of three poetry collections and the award-winning play Paper Angels, about Chinese immigrants detained on Angel Island. Judy Yung is professor emerita of American studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author of Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco and Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America.
- PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
- Date of Publication11/11/2014
- GenreLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Washington Press
- Content Note91 b&w illus.
- Weight794 g
- Width203 mm
- Height254 mm
- Edited byGenny Lim,Him Mark Lai,Judy Yung
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd edition
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