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John Jung

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I grew up in Macon, Georgia, where my family, the only Chinese in the city, lived above our laundry. After moving to California, I majored in psychology at U. C. Berkeley and went on to earn a Ph.D. at Northwestern University. Author of several academic textbooks, including Psychology of Alcohol and Other Drugs, I am Professor of Psychology Emeritus at California State University, Long Beach where I taught for 40 years.


After retiring, in 2005 I wrote a memoir about my family's life in Georgia, Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South.

A second book, Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain, published in 2007,examines the significant role that their laundries had on the economic survival of Chinese immi
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China Exhibits At World Expositions And Smuggled Women, 1893-1895.

As the 19th century came to an end,  many nations participated in three cultural expositions in Chicago (1893), San Francisco (1894), and Atlanta (1895) with exhibits of cultural artifacts and performances of their music and dances. Nations needed temporary immigration certificates for laborers and performers to enter the U.S. This requirement was especially important for Chinese because of the 18 Read more of this blog post »
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Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton (History)
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Description: The story of how Chinese immigrants found their way to the Mississippi River Delta in the late 1800s and earned their living operating small family grocery stores in neighborhoods where mostly black cotton plantation workers lived. What was their status in the segregated black and white world of that region? How did this small group maintain their culture and ethnic identity? What has happened to these merchants and their families over the years?
Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South (History)
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Description: The story of life of a Chinese family operating a laundry in Macon, Georgia during the Jim Crow era prior to the civil rights movement. How did they get there, how were they treated as the only Chinese in a town where everyone else was black or white, and what happened to them after they left?
Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain (History)
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Description: A social history of Chinese laundries throughout North America for over a century starting from the late 1800s. Why Chinese entered this occupation and how it provided them with an economic niche that enabled them to survive against racism that excluded them from virtually all other work.
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“If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
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“: Every single thing must be moved by something else, but at some point there had to be an original First Mover, or God). Every migration story starts with person one leaving a place for another place. That person in the village was Great-Grandfather Tong Zhenyong.”
Scott Tong, A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World

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