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An English-Chinese Phrasebook (Short Version)

This phrase book was published in 1875 and distributed at Wells Fargo bank offices throughout the West, in cities and towns where Chinese immigrants lived and worked. Modeled on the traditional Chinese method of memorizing and reciting “sets” of information, the excerpts below reflect the challenges that Chinese immigrants faced in a new and often hostile society.


Source | Wong Sam and Assistants, An English-Chinese Phrase Book (San Francisco: Cubery & Co., 1875); in Jeffery Paul Chan, Frank Chin, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Wong, eds., The Big Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Chinese American and Japanese American Literature (New York: Meridian Books, 1991), 94-110.
Creator | Wong Sam and Assistants
Item Type | Pamphlet/Petition
Cite This document | Wong Sam and Assistants, “An English-Chinese Phrasebook (Short Version),” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed October 19, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1856.

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