Tag Archives: Asian immigration

Eating What We’re Reading

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Some of author Nicole Mones’s most avid fans got a chance on Sunday to sample what she writes about in The Last Chinese Chef when they gathered at Chang’s Garden, a restaurant in Arcadia, at an Autry-​sponsored luncheon in the style of China’s most sophisticated cuisine. About 70 diners showed up at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, for […]

Going East: Remembering a Different Kind of Immigrant Experience

Tyrus Wong chats with his daughter and Bess Saito (Photo by Tessie Borden)
Tyrus Wong chats with his daughter and Bess Saito (Photo by Tessie Borden)
They were just children, and to them, Angel Island was a place of uncertainty, boredom, sadness and separation. For myriad reasons, they had signed on to cross the Pacific Ocean by boat and emigrate to the place they had been told was Gim San, the “Golden Mountain”– the name Chinese on the mainland used to refer […]