Atlas of Asian-American History (Facts on File Library of by Monique Avakian

By Monique Avakian

Utilizing a large association of visible instruments, this atlas bargains an in depth assessment of the stories and significant occasions surrounding american citizens of Asian descent. lengthy overlooked ordinarily stories, Asian-American historical past assets were scarce. that includes certain maps and authoritative textual content, this ebook tells the tale of now not one crew of individuals yet many. pictures, line graphs, charts, chronologies, field positive factors, and maps aid discover the cultural, ancient, political, and social background of Asian american citizens. assurance additionally profiles key occasions and matters of their homelands, in particular these components that inspired their circulation to the us.

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Ports such as Canton, Amoy, Foochow, Ningpo, and Shanghai were now open to European trade. The port of Hong Kong was not only opened to trade but ceded to Great Britain outright. China was now compelled to allow foreigners to live in all of these port cities and prohibited from exercising legal jurisdiction over them. The Chinese humiliation did not go unheeded by other Western powers. In the aftermath of the war, American, French, Russian, Portuguese, and other merchants all demanded favorable trade agreements of their own, and the Chinese were powerless to refuse.

Chinese methods included: California’s gold country was concentrated west of Sacramento. During the 1850s, many small mining camps boasted Chinese communities, as the name of one of them—Chinese Camp—makes clear. While cities such as San Francisco would continue to support significant Chinese-American communities after the gold rush ended in the 1860s, most of the small mining camps were abandoned. returns to loving families in China helped sustain those who finished the treacherous journey. CHINESE MINERS Once arrived in Gold Mountain, Chinese migrants found life little easier than it had been en route.

S. S. trade. With the exception of the Dutch colony in Nagasaki Bay, trade—or any sort of contact with the West—was strictly forbidden under Japanese law. Hence Japan had been completely shut off from the outside world since 1603. Upon seeing Perry’s armed display, however, the Japanese felt they had no choice but to accede to the American’s demands. The Treaty of Kanagawa was signed, becoming the first of many with Western powers that the government would sign over the next few years. By 1860, Japan had granted trading rights to numerous foreign nations.

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