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A Bill Moyers Special - Becoming American: The Chinese Experience

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The Chinese Experience } Timeline

1800-1850
1851-1900
1901-1950
1951-2000

Chinese workers toil in California mines.
Chinese workers toil in California mines. Photo Credit: California State Library

1830s

Chinese sailors and peddlers visit New York.

1844

United States and China sign treaty of "peace, amity, and commerce."

1847

Yung Wing and two other Chinese students arrive in US for schooling.

1848

Gold is discovered in California and a gold rush begins.
Video: Gold Rush - 56k | 220k

1850

Chinese American population in U.S. is about 4,000 out of a population of 23.2 million. Chinese in California form associations for mutual protection.
Eyewitness: Norman Asing - The Early Years
Eyewitness: Judy Yung - Bound Feet
Quiz: In the 1800's, what was one name for America in China?

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