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Becoming American the Chinese experience [Volume 2] Between two worlds

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Alternate title:Between two worlds
Conversation with Gish Jen
Personal journey with Gish Jen, author
Conversation with Samuel Ting
Personal journey with Samuel Ting, Nobel Laureate physicist
Summary:In interviews with historians, descendants, and recent immigrants, this program begins with a description of the early 1880s when a wave of anti-Chinese sentiment swept across America, abetted by the Chinese Exclusion Act. Families were kept apart by both ancient custom and U.S. law. These immigrants were trapped between countries, at home neither in the U.S. nor in China. The law of the land, which separated these families, also provided relief as Chinese Americans turned to the courts for justice. Presents Chinese Americans contributions during World War II, and describes their struggles to prove their value both in war time and after returning home.
Contributor:Tsui, Mi Ling
Moyers, Bill D
Jen, Gish
Ting, S. C. C. 1936 (Samuel Chao-chung)
Provider:Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Thomas Lennon Films (Firm)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Temporal subject: 2001-2010
Geographical subject – Continent:United States
Topical subjects:Chinese United States History
Chinese Americans History 19th century
Chinese Americans California History 19th century
Chinese Americans Legal status, laws, etc. History 19th century
Labor policy United States History 19th century
Labor policy California History 19th century
Emigration and immigration law United States History 19th century
World War, 1939-1945 Chinese Americans
Chinese Americans Social conditions
United States Emigration and immigration History 19th century
California Emigration and immigration History 19th century
United States Race relations
California Race relations
Jen, Gish
Ting, S. C. C. 1936 (Samuel Chao-chung)
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Films@UM Browse terms:Asian Studies
Civil Rights, Discrimination
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