eastwind books of berkeley
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Vietnamese Students Assocation Lion Dance Team at Eastwind (2/9/2016)
fEBRUARY 21, 2016. sUNDAY, 3PM
Book signing with Robert J. SCHWENDINGER, mARITIME HISTORIAN
oCEAN OF bITTER dREAMS: tHE cHINESE Migration to America 1850-1915
This volume sheds critical light on the history of the Opium War, the infamous coolie trade, maritime policy and foreign relations, and the human cost of one of the great tragedies in the Chinese Diaspora. It covers the numerous attempts of rebellion by the Chinese coolies who refused to accept their harsh treatment. The reader will also learn that the coolie trade was interlinked with the ending of slavery and that Chinese coolie labor was the future replacement for African slaves.
Ocean of Bitter Dreams will stand for decades as one of the most authoritative accounts of the history of the Chinese diaspora.
“…the most authoritative account which presents the history of maritime relations from the point of view of those who are typically overlooked by historians.”--Victor Nee, author of Longtime Californ’: A Documentary Study of an American Chinatown
“This is a powerful book, carefully crafted and documented, which will move us a giant step forward in humanizing what has been a neglected part of our nation’s history.”--Sandy Lydon, author of Chinese Gold: The Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region
Republished 2015 by Long River Press