Chinatown The Last Detail

Author: Robert Towne
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802134011
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Presents the scripts for two films from the 1970s, one the story of a private detective in Los Angeles, and the other dealing with two Navy Shore Patrols escorting a prisoner

San Francisco S Chinatown

Author: Judy Yung
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738531304
Size: 30.94 MB
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An evocative collection of vintage photographs traces the history of San Francisco's Chinatown, the largest and oldest Chinese enclave outside of Asia, from the Gold Rush era to the present day, capturing the realities of everyday life, as well as the changes in the community, the challenges confronting the Chinese immigrants, and its rich cultural heritage. Original.

Beyond Chinatown

Author: Steven P. Erie
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804751407
Size: 16.61 MB
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Examines the history of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, from its obscure 1920s-era origins, through the Colorado River Aqueduct and State Water Projects, to today's daunting mission of drought management, water quality, environmental stewardship, and post-9/11 supply security. Simultaneous.

China To Chinatown

Author: J.A.G. Roberts
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861892270
Size: 55.79 MB
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China to Chinatown tells the story of one of the most notable examples of the globalization of food: the spread of Chinese recipes, ingredients and cooking styles to the Western world. Beginning with the accounts of Marco Polo and Franciscan missionaries, J.A.G. Roberts describes how Westerners’ first impressions of Chinese food were decidedly mixed, with many regarding Chinese eating habits as repugnant. Chinese food was brought back to the West merely as a curiosity. The Western encounter with a wider variety of Chinese cuisine dates from the first half of the 20th century, when Chinese food spread to the West with emigrant communities. The author shows how Chinese cooking has come to be regarded by some as among the world’s most sophisticated cuisines, and yet is harshly criticized by others, for example on the grounds that its preparation involves cruelty to animals. Roberts discusses the extent to which Chinese food, as a facet of Chinese culture overseas, has remained differentiated, and questions whether its ethnic identity is dissolving. Written in a lively style, the book will appeal to food historians and specialists in Chinese culture, as well as to readers interested in Chinese cuisine.


Author: Singapore. Archives & Oral History Dept
Size: 44.16 MB
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American Chinatown

Author: Bonnie Tsui
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416557237
Size: 66.99 MB
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Profiles the five most famous Chinatown regions of the United States, likening Chinatown to a vibrant microcosm that possesses its own history and national cultural significance.

Beyond Chinatown

Author: Mette Thunø
Publisher: NIAS Press
ISBN: 8776940004
Size: 35.28 MB
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The rough camps and shantytowns built by nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Chinese immigrants to the West eventually became settled Chinatowns across the globe. Because it opens a new approach to the study of recent Chinese migration, this volume will be of vital interest in the fields of both general and Chinese migration studies. But, bringing to life as it does the momentous changes now sweeping the Chinese world in all parts of the globe, it will also attract a far wider readership.

Chinatown In Los Angeles

Author: Jenny Cho
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738569567
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The history of Chinatown in Los Angeles is as vibrant as the city itself. In 1850, the U.S. Census recorded only two Chinese men in Los Angeles who worked as domestic servants. During the second half of the 19th century, a Chinese settlement developed around the present-day El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. Chinese Americans persevered against violence, racism, housing discrimination, exclusion laws, unfair taxation, and physical displacement to create better lives for future generations. When Old Chinatown was demolished to make way for Union Station, community leader Peter SooHoo Sr. and other Chinese Americans spearheaded the effort to build New Chinatown with the open-air Central Plaza. Unlike other Chinese enclaves in the United States, New Chinatown was owned and planned from its inception by Chinese Americans. New Chinatown celebrated its grand opening with dignitaries, celebrities, community members, and a dedication by California governor Frank Merriam on June 25, 1938.

Manhattan S Chinatown

Author: Daniel Ostrow
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738555171
Size: 80.94 MB
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Manhattan's Chinatown is an enclave located in the oldest section of New York City, Manhattan's Lower East Side. For most who reside there, Chinatown serves as the quintessential microcosm. It is a place to do business, buy groceries, and raise families. For many Chinese immigrants, it provides a stepping stone to a perceived better life that may only be achieved through hard work, determination, sacrifice, and assimilation. Chinatown's main sources of income and employment lie in its many restaurants, factories, small shops, and businesses. However, for generations of New Yorkers and visitors, Chinatown represents the very embodiment of exotica. With its ancient tenements, temples, fragrant food aromas, neon signs, colorful sites and sounds, and aromatic curio shops, it provides the ultimate journey of the senses, revealing an energetic and vibrant world. Through vintage postcards, Manhattan's Chinatown chronicles how this community has continually evolved over 150 years.