Liping Zhu describes the experiences of Chinese immigrants in the American West in the last 19th and early 20th centuries. He describes the employment open to Chinese immigrants, including mining and railroad construction, the reasons for their high mortality rates, and cultural exchanges. Zhu discusses Chinese funerals, the fall of the Ching Dynasty, Chinese food, fireworks, and the tight-knit community of the Chinese immigrants in the West.
From Far East to Old West Oral History Project, OH 436
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (18pp.: 28 cm.)
Zhu, Liping, "Liping Zhu Interview, July 22, 1998" (1998). From Far East to Old West Oral History Project. 11.