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Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History

Kathleen M. Lopez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607122
eISBN:
9781469607986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607146_Lpez
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous “coolie” trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during ... More


Becoming the Chief Target: The Six Companies in the 1870s

Yucheng Qin

in The Diplomacy of Nationalism: The Six Companies and China’s Policy toward Exclusion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832742
eISBN:
9780824871376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832742.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the accusation that the Chinese Six Companies acted as the chief labor broker for China during the late nineteenth century. Before discussing the claim that the Six Companies ... More


For the Family back Home Chinese Children at Work

Wendy Rouse Jorae

in The Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833131
eISBN:
9781469605371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898581_jorae.7
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the contributions and explores the lives of Chinese child laborers in nineteenth-century San Francisco. As a segment of the larger labor force, these children played a small but ... More


Of Wood and Mines

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the link between mining and logging in the American West. It considers how the gold rush in California triggered new discoveries of mining areas in neighboring states of Nevada ... More


Of Wood and Trains

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the employment of Chinese laborers in the construction of railroads, primarily to cut trees in order to clear the roads, make ties, and provide fuel for the trains. The ... More


Work and Workers

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the number of Chinese workers, the types of jobs they performed, and their lived experiences. From the 1860s to the 1890s, Chinese immigrants comprised 70 percent to 100 ... More


Recall and Return

Edward J. M. Rhoads

in Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028863
eISBN:
9789882207424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028863.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the summer of 1881, the Chinese Educational Mission (CEM) came to an end when all the students were ordered back to China, abruptly. The CEM was criticized on two points. First, many converted to ... More


Transnational Connections

Kathleen López

in Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607122
eISBN:
9781469607986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607122.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes how thousands of Chinese entered Cuba under the 1917 provisions for agricultural laborers. Soledad Estate in Cienfuegos recruited Chinese laborers and continued to concentrate ... More


Remade in China: Foreign Investors and Institutional Change in China

Scott Wilson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195388312
eISBN:
9780199852536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388312.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Since opening to foreign investment in 1979, China has emerged as the leading investment site for multinational corporations. This book looks beyond the macroeconomic effects of China’s investment ... More


“Us” and “Them”

Scott Zesch

in The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758760
eISBN:
9780190254445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758760.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on racially motivated violence and injustices committed against Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles during the late nineteenth century. It first considers the reaction in the press ... More


Settler Men as Masters of Labour: Convicts and Non-white Workers

Angela Woollacott

in Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199641802
eISBN:
9780191779091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641802.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

Settlers in the Australian colonies from the 1820s to the 1860s had access to an extraordinary range of unfree and undercompensated labourers, including convicts, unpaid Aborigines, and indentured ... More


Introduction

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the role of the Chinese in the lumber trade in the American West during the late nineteenth century, with a focus on the Sierra Nevada in the 1870s to 1890s. It looks at Chinese ... More


Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Sue Fawn Chung

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Though recognized for their work in the mining and railroad industries, the Chinese also played a critical role in the nineteenth-century lumber trade. This book continues an examination of the ... More


Systematic Colonization: From South Australia to Australind

Angela Woollacott

in Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199641802
eISBN:
9780191779091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641802.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796–1862) was one of the most important advocates and theorists of settler colonialism during its nineteenth-century ascendancy. Most discussion of Wakefield has centred on ... More


Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture

Ignacio López-Calvo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032405
eISBN:
9780813039466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032405.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

More than 150 years ago, the first Chinese contract laborers (“coolies”) arrived in Cuba to work the colonial plantations. Eventually, over 150,000 Chinese immigrated to the island, and their ... More


Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Leta Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This history immerses the reader in San Francisco's musical life during the first half of the twentieth century, showing how a fractious community overcame virulent partisanship to establish cultural ... More


Conclusion

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter discusses the departure of the Chinese from their involvement in lumbering, years after making a significant contribution to the building of the American West. In the 1880s ... More


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