e-Materials

Chinese Australian Historical Images in Australia (历史影像中的华裔澳人)
The Chinese-Australian Historical Images in Australia (CHIA) database is a catalogue of historical images of Chinese, Chinese immigrants and their descendants held in Australia. It primarily draws on the photographic holdings of the Chinese Museum but also includes photographs from other online archives, publications and private family collections. Built into the database is the beginnings of an encyclopedia of Chinese-Australian history, complete with bibliography, which provides contextual information about the images in the database.

The Archives of Lyon Sino-French Institute at Lyon (里昂中法大学):
The Municipal Library at Lyon houses the archives, journal articles, photos and other forms of materials related to Sino-French University at Lyon. The Institute was established in July 1921, was the only Chinese “university” outside China then.

Chinese Immigrants in Cuba Documents from the James and Ana Melikian Collection:
The digital repository is hosted by Arizona State University Library. It contains more than 1,300 photos about Chinese immigrants in Cuba.

Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University (北美铁路华工研究工程):
The Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project seeks to give a voice to the Chinese migrants whose labor on the Transcontinental Railroad helped to shape the physical and social landscape of the American West. The Project coordinates research in North America and Asia in order to create an on-line digital archive available to all, along with books, digital visualizations, conferences and public events.

Guba Hua Gong Diao Cha Lu (古巴华工调查录):
This e-Books contains six volumes. Full text available. By C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University.

The Golden Hill News:
This is the earliest newspaper about Chinese Americans in the US.  The first issue was on April 22, 1854. The images of the newspaper was processed by University of California. There are only two pages available.

Chinese in California Virtual Collection:
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials. Included are photographs, original art, cartoons and other illustrations; letters, excerpts from diaries, business records, and legal documents; as well as pamphlets, broadsides, speeches, sheet music, and other printed matter. These documents describe the experiences of Chinese immigrants in California, including the nature of inter-ethnic tensions. They also document the specific contributions of Chinese immigrants to commerce and business, architecture and art, agriculture and other industries, and cultural and social life in California. Chinatown in San Francisco receives special treatment as the oldest and largest community of Chinese in the United States. Also included is documentation of smaller Chinese communities throughout California, as well as material reflecting on the experiences of individuals. Although necessarily selective, such a large body of materials presents a full spectrum of representation and opinion.

1896-1906, San Francisco’s Chinatown:
Between 1839 and 1860, the violence of the Opium Wars drove many Chinese people to seek new lives in the U.S., drawn by the California Gold Rush and opportunities to work on the Transcontinental Railroad.Settling in cities along the west coast before spreading eastward, Chinese immigrants congregated in distinct communities, which became known as Chinatowns. These areas eased the assimilation processd for Chinese people into a new country. Today, many still exist as cultural and commercial hubs, and historical sites.

 

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