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

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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 Based on historical documents and interviews with elders, the book is also the epic story of the Wong family as they traverse these challenges with hope and determination, creating an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.

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
ISBN-10: 1551524767
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2012
Pages: 256
Language: English