Alex Li: A Chinese-American’s Story
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2009 interview by Alex Shively with Alex Li, who shares his family’s story with us.
Alex Li: a regular dude.
5. Finding Work
Alex Li introduces himself.
Family History (1:37)
Alex Shares with us his family background.
Coming to America (0:52)
The Li family immigrates to the United States.
Immigrant Communities (1:09)
Alex Discusses the importance of cultural enclaves.
A busy day in Chinatown
Finding Work (1:06)
The struggle of adjusting to a new job-market.
Alex discusses cultural issues.
The question of assimilation and culture loss is explored.
Chinese immigrants in the early 20th century
Final Thoughts (0:54)
What does the future have in store? Find out.
Forbidden City in Beijing, China: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91221426@N00/105812398/
Chinese Workers: http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com/
Chinatown, San Francisco: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ifotog/2386925556/
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last revised: 5-12-09
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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