The Chinese in California, 1850-1925
In American Memory
At the University of California
Other Online Resources at the Library of Congress
At the University of California
Additional Online Resources at the Library of Congress
This selected bibliography includes several histories that shed light on the Chinese experience in California and the West. The list in intended to provide further background information on the topical groupings as well as to relate to the broader content of this project. It is not a comprehensive listing on the history of Chinese and Chinese Americans in California and the West. The materials listed below should be available in larger public libraries or in college and university collections. Many of the books listed here contain bibliographies that will help readers to find additional materials.
Bamford, Mary E. Angel Island, the Ellis Island of the West. Chicago: The Women's American Baptist Home Mission Society, 1917.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe. California inter Pocula. San Francisco: The History Co., 1888.
-----. Essays and Miscellany. Vol. 38 of The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. 39 vols. San Francisco: The History Co., 1890.
Brienes, Marvin. China Camp and the San Francisco Bay Shrimp Fishery. [Sacramento?]: Interpretive Planning Section, Office of Interpretive Services, California Dept. of Parks and Recreation, .
Carosso, Vincent P. The California Wine Industry, 1830-1895, a Study of the Formative Years. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1951.
Chan, Sucheng, ed. Entry Denied: Exclusion and the Chinese Community in America, 1882-1943. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991.
-----. This Bittersweet Soil: The Chinese in California Agriculture, 1860-1910. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1986.
Chen, Yong. Chinese San Francisco, 1850-1943: A Trans-Pacific Community. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, c2000.
Chinn, Thomas W., ed. A History of the Chinese in California. San Francisco: Chinese Historical Society of America, 1969.
Chiu, Ping. Chinese Labor in California, 1850-1880, an Economic Study. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the Dept. of History, University of Wisconsin, 1963.
Coolidge, Mary Roberts. Chinese Immigration. New York: Henry Holt, 1909.
Dana, Julian. The Sacramento: River of Gold. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1939.
Gyory, Andrew. Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1998.
Hansen, Gladys, and William Heintz. The Chinese in California. San Francisco: Richard Abel & Company, Inc., 1970.
Hittell, John S. The Commerce and Industries of the Pacific Coast of North America. San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & co., 1882.
Hsu, Madeline Yuan-yin. Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and South China, 1882-1943. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2000.
Lai, H. Mark, Joe Huang, and Don Wong. The Chinese of America, 1785-1980: An Illustrated History and Catalog of the Exhibition. San Francisco: Chinese Culture Foundation, c1980.
Lai, H. Mark, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung. Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940. [San Francisco, Calif.]: Hoc Doi (History of Chinese Detained on Island): distributed by San Francisco Study Center, 1986, c1980.
Lydon, Sandy. Chinese Gold: The Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region. Capitola, Calif.: Capitola Book Co., c1985.
Ma, L. Eve Armentrout. Hometown Chinatown: The History of Oakland's Chinese. New York: Garland, 2000.
McGowan, Joseph A. History of the Sacramento Valley. Vol. 1. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1961.
Nash, Robert A. The Chinese Shrimp Fishery in California. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973.
Sandmeyer, Elmer Clarence. The Anti-Chinese Movement in California. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
See, Lisa. On Gold Mountain: The 100-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Yung, Judy. Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1995.
-----. Unbound Voices: A Documentary History of Chinese Women in San Francisco. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1999.