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Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America

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"Eloquent, lyrical black-and-gray panels that conjure the environment and living conditions as well as the people." Library Journal

"The author's panel work makes an at-times painful history easily read [. . .] The comic is really a jumping-off point for those interested in the subject matter — the epic research that Wong put towards the book made for enough bibliography and reading resources to launch a thousand syllabi, or at least a sense that an important portion of history may have been missing from your childhood textbooks." - The San Francisco Bay Guardian

"This book is an excellent introduction to the complex issue of Chinese immigration as told from the Chinese point of view." -Seattle Post-Intelligencer

This is a vivid graphic history of the Chinese experience in North America over the last 150 years, beginning with the immigration of Chinese to "Gold Mountain" (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) in the 1800s that resulted in decades of discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. Based on historical documents and interviews with elders, the book is also the epic story of the Wong family as they traverse these challenges with hope and determination, creating an immigrant's legacy in their new home of North America.

David H.T. Wong is an architect and historian.

Synopsis:

An epic graphic novel about the experience of Chinese immigrants in North America over the past 150 years.

Synopsis:

This is a vivid graphic history of the Chinese experience in North America over the last 150 years, beginning with the immigration of Chinese to "Gold Mountain" (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) in the 1800s that resulted in decades of discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. Based on historical documents and interviews with elders, the book is also the epic story of the Wong family as they traverse these challenges with hope and determination, creating an immigrant's legacy in their new home of North America.

David H.T. Wong is an architect and historian.

About the Author

David H.T. Wong: David H.T. Wong was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He is an accomplished architect and a respected Asian Canadian community activist whose family first came to North America from China 130 years ago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781551524764
Subtitle:
A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America
Author:
Wong, David H. T.
Author:
Wong, David H.T.
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121030
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General
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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
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An epic graphic novel about the experience of Chinese immigrants in North America over the past 150 years.
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This is a vivid graphic history of the Chinese experience in North America over the last 150 years, beginning with the immigration of Chinese to "Gold Mountain" (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) in the 1800s that resulted in decades of discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. Based on historical documents and interviews with elders, the book is also the epic story of the Wong family as they traverse these challenges with hope and determination, creating an immigrant's legacy in their new home of North America.

David H.T. Wong is an architect and historian.

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