Voices From the Bottom of the South China Sea
Rober Wells will discuss his book "Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea" in three different presentations.
If you're curious about how many of the Chinese emigrants traveled from the rural and urban areas of Guangdong Province, China to San Francisco during the 1868-1874 time frame.....don't miss the upcoming San Francisco, Auburn and Sacramento presentation of Voices!
The story has it all......
You'll be able to learn about the emigrants' home districts of origin; the ships and Captain's that brought them across the Pacific; their significant contributions to California and the West-including their role in building the Central Pacific Railroad.
You'll also be provided insight on events in San Francisco and California that politically placed our nation on the unfortunate road to the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.
You'll also be able to handle a few U.S.Trade Dollar's of the period representing some of the treasure that still remains buried in the South China Sea in a ship's wreckage.
The real treasure is the story and the determination of the ship's wreckage where almost 400 emigrants returning home perished in the tragic fire at sea. Now that the final resting places have been determined, their descendants can be reassured that they made it back to China and their souls have been assured a heavenly passage.
Discover their final resting place.
The Voices presentations next month:
Saturday Oct 14: San Francisco, CA - Asian Art Museum- Peterson Room 2-5 PM
Sunday Oct 15: Auburn, CA - Auburn Placer County Library 350 Nevada Street, Auburn 95603 9-11 AM
Sunday Oct 15: Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Central Library East Room 2-4 PM
Cassie Gao, Rhodium Group senior analyst, spoke on Chinese investment in the U.S with a focus on California.
China accounts for over a quarter of the global video game/esports market. Lisa Hanson, who has studied the Chinese market since 2002, will highlight key trends in that market.