Friday, June 27, 2014

THE OTHER SIDE: CHINESE AND MEXICAN IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA



MORE SCENES FROM RYE BEACH, NH, WHERE I VISITED THIS WEEK.
GAZING OUT TO SEA as a child, MY CONTEMPLATIVE BENT WAS FORMED WAY BACK...

This week's post from the Tidings is an interview with artist Zhi Lin, whose work about Chinese railway workers is currently part of an exhibit at L.A.'s Pacific Asia Museum called "The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America."

Here's how the piece begins:

"In 1862, Indiana State Representative William Holman observed that the Transcontinental Railroad “[c]ould never be constructed on terms applicable to ordinary roads…it is to be constructed through almost impassable mountains, deep ravines, canyons, gorges, and over arid and sandy plains.”

Much of that work was done by Chinese immigrants."

Read the whole piece here
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AGE 7 OR SO, IN FRONT OF NANA'S "FRONT HOUSE,"
LOOKING EAST O'ER THE OCEAN.
IT WAS GREAT TO SEE MY FAMILY. THANKS, GUYS!

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