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“Chinese Brothers, American Sons” Book Talk with Author Ed Shew Education American, Chinese

  • Event date: May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm
  • Event end date: May 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm
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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is pleased to host this FREE book talk with Ed Shew, author of the historical novel Chinese Brothers, American Sons. Register here

Two Chinese brothers arrive in America in 1854 on a death ship to escape poverty and oppression in China. Li Chang and Li Yu, ten years younger, search for Gold Mountain in the historical novel, Chinese Brothers, American Sons. Fighting the inhumanity and discrimination of the West, they work perilously to drive in the Golden Spike in 1869 and become inspirational builders of the first Transcontinental Railroad and this country.


From the author

“It’s the story of two Cantonese brothers who along with tens of thousands of men from southern China conquer the back-breaking construction of the Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860s, the tunnels through the granite of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. No first-hand account describing the life of a Chinese railroad worker of the Transcontinental Railroad has ever been found. Historians have searched this nation and the winding road back to China, to the roots of these forgotten, invisible men. Many were literate, yet not a scrap of their writing remains. As a Chinese American, my goal is to tell this little-known story of these brave adventurers.”   – Ed Shew

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    The Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in Chicago, Illinois.

    Our mission is to advance the appreciation of Chinese American culture through exhibitions, education, and research and to preserve the past, present, and future of Chinese Americans primarily in the Midwest.

    The Museum building, formerly the Quong Yick Co., is located in Chicago's Chinatown, at 238 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
    1/2 block west of Wentworth Ave. and 3 blocks from the Chinatown station of the CTA's Red Line.

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