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A Writer’s Journey

Posted by litdaily on September 23, 2010

Brad Wong writes about his journey on the Chinese Heritage Tour on the west coast.  The tour remembers early Chinese pioneers who migrated and workered under extremely difficult conditions in mines and agriculture in the 19th century…more>>

This article is one of many heartfelt writings that attempt to recover a forgotten past.  One of these pasts is the history of Asian Americans who have always occupied a dubious and ambiguous position in the American imaginary (culture, economics, politics, media, etc).

These tours are extremely important in providing a way for people to know history. Simply walking through a historic town is enough to remind one that America and American history is multifaceted, complex, and complicated.  The difficult part, though, is figuring out how to get more people involved so that it’s not only the “Chinese” who are taking the tours, but also others who comprise different racial groups.

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