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  • Title: Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940
  • Author: Him Mark Lai Judy Yung Genny Lim
  • ISBN: 9780295971094
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback

  • For thirty years, from 1910 to 1940, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was the first, often the only, toehold in America for immigrants from China From the Cantonese Pearl River delta district of Taishan they sailed, fleeing famine and the foreign concessions, bound for the Land of the Flowery Flag, the Golden Mountain Some were relatives of earlier Chinese immigrants w For thirty years, from 1910 to 1940, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was the first, often the only, toehold in America for immigrants from China From the Cantonese Pearl River delta district of Taishan they sailed, fleeing famine and the foreign concessions, bound for the Land of the Flowery Flag, the Golden Mountain Some were relatives of earlier Chinese immigrants who had come to America for Sutter s gold and stayed to help lay transcontinental railroad tracks Others, in their anxiety to get to America at whatever cost, pretended to be relatives and arrived with identification papers bought in Canton, and with coaching papers, carefully constructed and memorized family backgrounds that they hoped would pass them through immigration examiners The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 had been relaxed somewhat under pressure from Chinese Government officials in Canton by 1910, when Angel Island was opened, for Chinese immigrants only But the immigration laws, so far as the Chinese were concerned, seemed designed to exclude rather than to admit During the time they spent on the island, as little as a few days, as long as three years, they carved and ink brushed their concerns onto the walls of their barracks One hundred thirty five calligraphic poems survived, first discovered by a Federal park ranger after Angel Island was abandoned in 1940 These tell of voyages from China, detainment on the island, attitudes toward the first Americans encountered immigration officials and social workers and finally the disappointments and triumphs of the immigrants.
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    Commentaires:

    Kailey
    Angel Island is never mentioned in schools, but it is just as important as Ellis Island in the history of immigration to the US. The immigration station, which operated from 1910-1940, mainly detained Chinese immigrants, many of whom had to resort to using fraudulent papers to enter the country, and escape poverty and unrest in China, because of the Chinese Exclusion Act. This book contains the poems that immigrants carved into the walls of the detention barracks, as well as oral histories from [...]

    T
    Lucked into a used copy of this book, autographed by all three authors. Details the history of Chinese immigrants who landed at Angel Island while waiting to enter the US. Some were deported, some stayed short periods of time, some stayed long, and their stay was contrasted with the Japanese or Italians entering the company.Pictures, interviews, background and poems in Chinese and translated to English.e poor Chinese finding the food and shelter to be better than homeOthers finding the condition [...]

    Maureen
    I have used this book to introduce my students to the experience of the Chinese immigrants who entered this country throught Angel Island. The tragic story of the detention of these immigrants has not been studied by elementary students as comprehensively as the history of the Ellis Island immigrants. The poetry that was found on the walls of Angel Island conveys the despair and desperation of the detainees when they finally did arrive in America. I often read this poetry to compare and contrast [...]

    David Marxer
    Although I'm not a poetry fan, I did enjoy this book as a companion to others about Angel Island. The oral history at the end of each chapter was good and I found the notes in the poems themselves most useful. The reader feels that not only were these poets steeped in their own anicent history, but also just how human they were.

    John Jung
    anthology of poems carved onto walls of the detention center by Chinese immigrants on Angel Island between 1910 and 1940. Discovered by a park ranger just before the barracks were about to be demolished, these poems, which are a testament of the hardships and alienation of these detained immigrants, have been restored and translated.

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