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"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

06:07 min | 4 d ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

"Whether she was comfortable physically yet ho was very comfortable. Her wardrobe contained multiple outfits some of which fit quite well. She had the upper story of the house all to herself except for a hired servant named leon who prepared all of the meals kept entire place clean and tidy. It was comfort like nothing yet who had ever experienced before but her mind was uneasy. There was nothing for her to do. No books to balance no nieces or nephews to look after no aunties uncles or mother-in-law yet ho was lonely and bored but there was no question of her leaving the house. It was clear that chinatown was an extremely dangerous place yet. Hose glass windows commanded street view of several hundred yards and within a week of her arrival. She had seen innumerable arguments multiple fights and one incident which certainly looked like murder in the back of her mind she also remembered her encounter with yo. Hing she wandered. Why on their guide had been in such a hurry to get away from him. Hitting strange behavior was another cause for concern the day of yet host arrival. He had asked her to. Please refrain from coming downstairs. This was not unusual in itself. Plenty of couples in china did some of their daily work in designated men's or women's spaces in yet host case however consenting to hastings request placed her in near isolation. She felt like she was trapped backstage at a theater and nobody had bothered to tell her when the show would begin. Or what part. She was expected to play in the first week of residents at the house. Hang seng never came to her room. Jet whole liked the idea of having children but she did not find attractive and so heart sank when one night as she was getting ready for bed she heard the long awaited knock on her bedroom door jet. How straightened up and touched her. Ung's medallion out of sight in the folds of her tunic which was draped over the back of a chair. Come in she said stiffly. The door creaked open and hang seng shuffled in accompanied by a distinctive smoky aroma. That yet how recognized but couldn't quite place. He wandered into the room followed by two women who had never seen before one of them was tall and thin with her hair up in a tight bun she was dressed in a fitted game which she wore very well. Even though it's fabric was cheap and it had several visible stains. The woman would have been beautiful. Thought if not for the skeletal gauntness of her paleface which combined with an abundance of brightly colored makeup to give her the aspect of painted courts the other woman was about yet hosts height with girlish face and a striking voluptuous figure. She wore simple peasant clothes with her hair plaited into twin braids which hung thick and heavy down the front of her tunic. No makeup adorned hearse. Smooth dark face but a sweet perfume filled the room when she entered her deep dark is swept over the scene. An instant taking everything in and giving nothing away yet. How looked up at hang seng. Whose face was arranged into a sort of vacant smile. Good evening husband she said coldly. Who are these women. And what are they doing in my room. Hang seng blinked. But his smile did not slip and in a moment. He had regained his composure. Of course he said clapping his hands. Together you don't know each other. How silly of me ladies. This is yet my Wife yoho allow me to introduce you to phoenix. He indicated the tall pale woman and j. The short dark woman nodded as being sing. Went on they are my Friends offered phoenix. Her voice was high and piercing like a bone flute. Associates said jade. Her voice was low and musical with a gentle rasp to it which yet hold did not find altogether displeasing. The three newcomers looked at each other. Then they burst out laughing as far as why we're here. Phoenix oozed ford and placed a long bony hand on yet hose shoulder. It felt hard and cold. Jay had somehow managed to get behind yet ho and was speaking softly in her ear. Him sing. thought it might be nice for us to introduce the sweet little country girl. Two thousand pleasures of life in gold mountain. She was so close that her body was pressed against jose upper arm. It felt very warm and very soft.

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"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

06:37 min | 2 weeks ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

"In the years. After robert's death a few men from tacoma had tried to win the favors of the beautiful young widow in particular one. Jeremiah ward whose father owned the general store made it known that he had designs on marriage but mary disliked ward and his friends all of whom frequented the saloons and hor houses in town and none of whom she assured me was capable of having a civilized conversation while a man behave as though they were emperors entitled to concubines and slaves they are not bound to serve their clan or their elders. Their society is dominated by men who respect nothing so much as their own strength while of women pay the price for their menfolk freedom even old wise women with big families have lower status than their own sons in gwala society to marry any of her rough and rowdy suitors would have put mary's fate into their hands and that was not a risk that she was willing to take. Fortunately for marry the ladies of sonoma's church community made a point of sending her parcels of food from time to time so she was able to sustain her solitary life on the sea shore without any dependence on the gwala men however she kept roberts old rifle on its rack above the headboard of her dead always clean oiled and loaded with fresh dry powder. We lived together for a season as the cold. Rainy winter gave way to the beguiling beauty of the northern california spring. I fixed up an old boat and some nets that mary had been keeping under the house. And i would ride down the lazy creek in the mornings and return. As soon as i had caught as much fish as we want to eat that day it was a slow gentle way of living all drenched and sunshine and accountable to no one. But mary whom i was eager to please no matter what else might befall me. I will always be a lucky man or that spring on the shore. The widow and i were happy. I hope that someday you can be happy like that even if only for a season even if only for a day poll one day after a long and unusually successful fishing expedition. I returned to find. Mary pacing up and down the beach. Tight-lipped and tense. She ran over to help me pull up the boat and then said jeremiah award was just here. I looked at her enquiring -ly and she continued. I thought i had made it clear to him that i didn't want to see as rangy form stalking around my property but i guess he had a few drinks and for that anyway. He came a knocking at the door. While i was back hanging up the line and when i came round to see who it was do you know what he said to me. I shook my head no good morning. Or how do ma'am or even a hello ugly bastard just points down at your boots standing there by the door and asked me all accusingly. Whose boots are those. I'd last down at my feet which were barren dark against the pale sand. Well i had more than half a mind to tell him it was none of his goddamn business whose boots they were but i had left the gun inside so i just said why those boots are mind just like everything else around here including that step you're tracking mud on then. He did that thing that some men do when a woman is speaking and they just raised their voice and talk over her without waiting to hear what she says all he fairly shouted that bears a man's boot and two new to belong to old. Bob siddons dead these five years. No that's a living man's boot. Or i'm a chinaman. I guess i was just mad at the sheer of him. Because before i knew what i was doing i said. You ain't half a chinaman war not even close then turned and went round the back to go. Get my gun and not kicked. Open the front door. The bastard had slunk off. But i'm worried i toy. That was how she pronounced my name. We be ready for travel. We were just sitting down to our supper when there came a loud knock at the door and a rough voice called out for the widow siddons to open up in the name of the law without saying a word. Mary and i both looked at the heavy bolts. That secured the cabins two doors. They were shot tight. We looked at each other then very quietly. Each of us went to get their gun. A second voice was speaking outside. You bitch you are. I always knew you are low down good for nothing little mix but i never quiet ward said the first voice then. Go ahead sheriff. A third voice deeper and rougher than the other two now began to speak rudo siddons. This is sheriff watkins of the township and county of sonoma's. You are under arrest on charges of living in sin and consorting with chinamen. The first count on the testimony of mister jeremiah. Ward and the second on evidence of this letter confiscated from the sonoma's post office three days ago and bearing your.

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"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

08:29 min | 2 weeks ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

"Out the flash of sun on a slow looping river but they sipped water from canteens and kept their course as the land grew flatter the streams that had criss crossed their path north of indian camp disappeared everything was dry suffused with a radiant emptiness so vast that in its presence. Even time itself seems small and insignificant. They camped out in the open and yet ho slept fitfully. Her dreams filled with the dark and looming shadow of a man time and again she would awake only to find her dream. Embodied in the form of or of the driver silently standing guard against the backdrop of the numberless desert stars and the round white moon. It was not until the landscape abruptly changed the yet ho realized how far they had come the distant smudge towards which they had been heading suddenly reared up like a green dragon wrestling with trees and full of the sound of running water looking around in all directions. Yoho realize that they had arrived at the place where the valley's western ridge curved sharply eastward arching its ponderous way over and around until it finally collided with the colossal flank of the far off eastern ridge. Since their first night after leaving san francisco they had been travelling in this valley but now they had reached the end and their road began to climb towards a saddle in the hills beyond which dot presumed lay her future as they mounted higher up the pass. The view from the window grew dizzying. Lay long estimated. The length of the arch at fifty miles. And it's spanned from ridge to glistening peaks at twice that distance the entire region and sexual home with its distinct tribe language and culture would have fit inside that arch of the valley with room to spare as they ascended. The air grew noticeably cooler and the surroundings more green yet ho whose body was still accustomed to the hot humid weather of south. China shivered wasn't much colder than this. When you split up with your mining group. She asked it took a moment for her brother to respond. He had been staring out. The window stroking the scar on his cheek and it was clearly an effort for him to pull himself back to reality. What the mining group. Yes it was colder. I'm not sure how much you get used to the cold mining because you have to stand in the freezing river at least half of the time. I did feel the cold. Though the night that i left the group set off north and east keeping to the high ground. I never saw any of them again. But i think it's likely that they made it. They were a resilient much. I went south moving fast and circled around the outskirts of town. I needed to cause some kind of commotion to draw the sheriff's attention. But i couldn't risk running into any dogs or energetic yla who might stand a chance of catching me. In the end. I went with one of our old tricks from the village. I opened every paddock gate. I could find along the first few miles of the petaluma road then. I walked back down the road towards sonoma's very slowly. And do you know what i did as i walked Yacht hosts stared at him. Don't tell me you were singing songs. Water buffalo saw the two of them looked at each other. For a moment and then burst out. Laughing is just like going. Always said cackle. dot choi no cow can resist the water buffalo song. By the time. I got back to the outskirts of cima. A hundred cows had wandered out of their opening closures to follow the music. Well maybe that's a little bit of an exaggeration but it was a decent sized little heard all quietly swaying to the water buffalo song as they walked. I lead them to a nice little patch of grass by the foot of a low rich. Which seemed to point southward towards the seat. When i stopped singing the cows lost interest in me and began to graze. I climbed up under the trees and started making my way along the ridgetop. Just as dawn was beginning to break. I was pretty sure that the missing cows would cause enough confusion to give the mining crew time to escape. And however i wasn't really sure what to do with myself. The men on the crew had taught me a little bit of gwa language but it didn't seem likely that i'd be making any friends around those parts. The general feeling towards john. Men isn't friendly. And as you may remember my clothes were filthy and splattered with blood. Luck was with me though as i continued southward. Heavy fog began to role in it. Filled the valleys to either side of me until i seem to be floating in a sea of whiteness with hilltops poking up here and there like islands ahead of me. The ridge stretched into the distance narrow but clear. It was eerily quiet affair above the fog in the distance. I thought i could hear the echoes of shouting voices. Perhaps it was the sound of twenty kuala ranchers searching for their music loving cattle. Perhaps it was just ghosts. Once i heard a ride or dalla by in the same direction i was heading. But he didn't see me. The fog quickly smother the echoes of his passage. I kept going this way for a couple of hours. Glancing easterbrook from time to time in hopes that the son might break through the cloud cover and burn off the fog so that i could see the lay of the land however as the morning wore on the son showed no sign of appearing in fact the sky seemed to be getting darker was as of heaven had changed. Its mind about the day and was trying to go back to twilight instead. This darkness made me uneasy. I was just beginning to look around for likely sources of shelter when several things happened one after another i. The ridge ahead of me ended abruptly plunging downwards out of sight into the fog. Second a sudden wind blew up from the southeast whipping my hair and my face in less than a minute. The fog had blown off revealing a long gentle slope that led for my feet right down to a gray and desolate shore third with a terrific flash of lightning and a tremendous crack of thunder. The sky opened up and it began pouring rain. I was so the skin with rivulets of rain pouring down my weather stained clothes and washing away. The blood of the man. I had killed as i walked down the bottom of the slope. I realized that the shore ahead was in fact. A huge tidal plain prescribed by streams of various sizes and dangerously soft and spots. If i fell into a quicksand pit or mistakenly walked who far out to sea. I could easily be drowned. When the tide came back in on the other hand the town of cinema would be up in arms scouring the hills in thickets for row chinamen to torture and hang for murder and cattle rustling. I was trapped harder and harder. The rain came down. It was getting darker every minute except for the lightning bolts that stalked and stranded out over the bay like gods in battle. Suddenly i noticed a tiny faint light off to my left a dim flickering sort of.

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Protesters in Boston denounce anti-Asian racism

WBZ Morning News

01:10 min | Last month

Protesters in Boston denounce anti-Asian racism

"No justice, no peace. More than 100. People marched from Peter's Park in Boston to Chinatown and his WBC Suzanne Sauce. Full reports The out of the Orient March for Asian futures called for an end to white supremacy today. Is not the only day that we're going to resist, right. We're going to resist until we get demanded that they're calling on state legislators to doom or during the covert 19 recovery period to make sure by park families have homes and jobs. Caroline Chu was with the Asian American Resource Workshop. That is how we fight back against violence. We build stable, thriving communities. Our people do that in the face of so much, and we need the system to step up and give us our basic needs. Hey, the people way the people Asian coalition, Emma organized the march moving forward. They hope to create a mutual aid network called the Peace Walk Program, where volunteers walk Asians and other people of color home from places like train stations to help keep them safe from racist violence.

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Dozens march against anti-Asian hate in Boston

WBZ Midday News

01:07 min | Last month

Dozens march against anti-Asian hate in Boston

"At at Peter's Peter's Park Park in in Boston Boston for for the the out out of of the the Orient Orient march march for for Asian Asian Futures. Futures. And And that's that's where where we we find find WBZ. WBZ. Suzanne Suzanne Sod Sod still still live. live. With With the latest Suzanne Hi Madison. There are at least 100 people here. I'm sure you could hear the clapping in the background. The rally is underway at Peter's Park after the rally. They're going to march to Chinatown Gate, where the hold another rally. It was organized by Asian Coalition M A. And one of the organizers told me they have several demands, one of which has stopped displacing but low income by park. Families, and that includes Immigration issues. Stop deporting people and gentrification. They say This is all about liberation from white supremacy. There are lots of people here was signed, some say. Hey, it has no place Stop demonizing China and Chinese people, people, and and one one gentleman gentleman has has a a sign sign that that simply simply says says I I am am not not a a virus virus in in Boston. Boston. Suzanne Suzanne Saz Saz

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Washington, D.C. leaders speak out after woman is restrained on Metro platform

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | Last month

Washington, D.C. leaders speak out after woman is restrained on Metro platform

"A video showed multiple metro transit police officers restraining a woman who had a bloody lip. She was on the Metro platform leading the one that stopped now witness at the scene told officers that a man had brandished a knife when that woman wouldn't move away from him Metro Transit officers approach. The woman after police say she was behaving erratically and screaming at other writers. She was taken to a hospital to receive mental health services. Police say the woman was restrained after she assaulted an officer Saturday night at the gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station. A man involved was arrested on a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon. Virginia's attorney general, Mark Herring, and the

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"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

08:03 min | Last month

"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

"The fire crackled and hissed. There was plenty more that yet ho could have told them about her time in guangzhou the suffocating crowds the hellish reek. That pervaded the thorny field in which her family and a thousand other refugees from the countryside were camped the hunger once as she was returning to camp with a bag of steel buns. A teenage boy had run up and sees them knocking her to the ground another time a drunken man had followed her back to camp only skulking off when her mother and father came rushing out of their tent. With the precious metal knives they had saved from their cottage. Before abandoning it in the slums of guangzhou there were no acorns or pine bark for forage and no fish to be caught in the filthy stinking watchers. Choy had sent money as often as he could but there was never enough food. Her parents would look at each other. And say we're not hungry and yet how would eat. Whatever meager portion there was torn between equally overwhelming feelings of gratitude and shame. Eventually her parents grew so weak that they were unable to get up from the pile of rags in which they slept. It's all right. They told her invoices as thin and brittle as rice paper really. We're not hungry. At this point. Food would just kill us anyway. Go away from this place. It's bad for your health. Go in live go to gold mountain like your brother and find out if there is a place where people like us can exist without worrying about wars or famines or emperors. She had nodded and promised them that she would and she had kept her promise but she had stayed long enough to burn their bodies on a fire of stolen scrap wood down by the banks of some nameless canal. outside in the darkened hollow. The silence was so deep that it seemed to press in on all sides. Seeping through the walls and insinuating itself into the very bones of the two travelers and their host only. The fire seemed to offer any resistance throwing long streaks of flickering light and shadow and punctuating the quiet with small explosive crackle ings of defiance at last their host shifted his weight and spoke so the white man came and drove from your home where your ancestors died and where the very earth is as one with your people. Yet ho nodded where the creator goddess formed are people from the brown clay of the riverbank. She replied yes and now the old man continued. You have come across the sea on one of the white man's great big steam powered. What did you call them. Metal covered ships and you have arrived on the land where my people have dwelt since the beginning of the world. If i had known about your country on the far side of the c. Perhaps i would have fled their a lifetime ago. When i still had a family to save that would have been foolish out of the frying pan into the fire as the white men say i wonder child. What did you expect to find here. Safety hardly prosperity perhaps a better life. That doesn't sound like it should be too difficult and yet you trailed off and yet was suddenly uncomfortably aware of just how young she was she felt as though she had unwittingly stumbled into the middle of a very long quiet story and had made a scene odd choice stretched and stood up his head brushed. The ceiling of the old man's house and his shadow seemed to cover an entire wall and darkness. Haya we've kept you up much too long. Thank you for your hospitality. We must go now and sleep. We leave early with the sun as usual. We go south. But i am expected back in san francisco in a week's time. May i stop here again on my way back. The old man chuckled. The condor warrior is always polite to his elders. Yes you can stop here on your way back. You are always welcome here. You remind me of my son before they took him away to the indian school and as for you young lady he looked yacht. Ho straightened the eyes and for a moment. She imagines that she could be looking at her own father in some other world where he had lived to reach old age. I hope the old man's side. I don't know how likely it is that you'll find whatever you're looking for in this country but whatever it is that you do fight. He smiled a smile. That was as sad as his laugh but sweet instead of bitter. I hope that it makes you happy. Octroi choi translated and yet host stamford her. Thanks but the old man had turned away from them and was staring into the fire alone with his thoughts in the silence. If you enjoyed the show and what to you more tell us in a review and become one of our community backers at blood on gold mountain dot com slash support. Remember to follow us. Wherever you listen to podcasts and reach out with thoughts and questions on instagram and facebook at blood on gold bouncing episode three the widow will be released on wednesday april twenty. First blood uncle mountain is brought to you. 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Hundreds gather for anti-Asian hate vigil in Chicago's Chinatown

WGN Showcase

00:29 sec | Last month

Hundreds gather for anti-Asian hate vigil in Chicago's Chinatown

"Hundreds of people of people came together came together in Chicago's in Chicago's Chinatown Chinatown to protest to protest against against anti anti Asian Asian racism. racism. The county The county board board president president Toni Preckwinkle Toni Preckwinkle among among the community the community leaders leaders and lawmakers and lawmakers who who joined joined dozens dozens of Asian of Asian American American groups groups who organized who organized the rally. the rally. Parent Parent Cook County, Cook County, where where they feels they feels to enable to enable or or allow allow white white supremacy supremacy to flourish. to flourish. We will We fight will fight back back against against hate hate violence violence against against Asian Asian Americans Americans has spiked has spiked nearly nearly 150% 150% since the since the current current virus virus pandemic pandemic began. began. Many Many blaming blaming China China for the virus for the

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Protesters in Chicago call for end to anti-Asian violence

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00:29 sec | Last month

Protesters in Chicago call for end to anti-Asian violence

"Hundreds of people of people came together came together in Chicago's in Chicago's Chinatown Chinatown to protest to protest against against anti anti Asian Asian racism. racism. The county The county board board president president Toni Preckwinkle Toni Preckwinkle among among the community the community leaders leaders and lawmakers and lawmakers who who joined joined dozens dozens of Asian of Asian American American groups groups who organized who organized the rally. the rally. Parent Parent Cook County, Cook County, where where they feels they feels to enable to enable or or allow allow white white supremacy supremacy to flourish. to flourish. We will We fight will fight back back against against hate hate violence violence against against Asian Asian Americans Americans has spiked has spiked nearly nearly 150% 150% since the since the current current virus virus pandemic pandemic began. began. Many Many blaming blaming China China for the virus for the

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'Stop Asian Hate,' Chicago Chinatown march, rally joins groups across the country in National Day of Action

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00:54 sec | Last month

'Stop Asian Hate,' Chicago Chinatown march, rally joins groups across the country in National Day of Action

"Hundreds of people came together in Chicago's Chinatown to protest against anti Asian racism. The county board president Toni Preckwinkle among the community leaders and lawmakers who joined dozens of Asian American groups who organized the rally. Parent Cook County, where they feels to enable or allow white supremacy to flourish. We will fight back against hate violence against Asian Americans has spiked nearly 150% since the current virus pandemic began. Many blaming China for the virus in the western suburbs. Another protest against racism toward the Asian community. Protesters in Elmhurst gathered in front of the local dry cleaning business, which stirred up controversy after a photo of a sign went viral. The owner of Dulles Cleaners is defending a sign he says was meant to target the Chinese government, not Chinese people. He took it down five months ago after an Asian American customer confronted him. Hearst Police were on hand during that

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How I Built Resilience: Vivian Ku, Restauranteur

How I Built This

02:17 min | Last month

How I Built Resilience: Vivian Ku, Restauranteur

"Vivian is a first generation taiwanese-american and she's opened three taiwanese restaurants in los angeles in the midst of the pandemic with many restaurants closing. Vivian decided to open a breakfast. Pop-up called today starts here in la chinatown. We talked about her childhood growing up on a farm and how she's leading three different restaurants during the pandemic. but i asked vivian. How she was doing in light of the recent shootings in atlanta and the rise of violence against asian americans in the past year. I always had something. I don't understand. Try to process it in a way where there's a silver lining and. I really had a hard time yesterday. I was like there's no silver lining year I couldn't really make sense of it. It felt like in a lot of ways. We were going backwards like worse than when i was growing up and part of the reason why wanted to share taiwanese food because it's part of my culture and having it shared with a wider rally. There's something i really enjoy out of having people kind of be more open minded. Learn something about someone's culture just because they wanted a great bite to eat. I think it's a such a human thing and that's been a lot of the joy of running the restaurant. And i remember seeing this white nine year old boy come in to order woodyear mushroom salad bring to his classroom and it was his birthday and i was like. I'm trying to bring cupcakes to fit in and we've come so far yesterday was like that is completely the opposite and it's just A few bad actors that make the whole thing seemed extra extra bad. I do believe that humans are good. That's not representative of the whole entire picture. And i think hopefully we'll be better allies for one another. I know you know during the summer. Blm was going on. I think a lot of kids. My generation had to explain to our parents and aunts and uncles. Like what it was all about. And i think this will all ban all of us together and hopefully also realize that you know we all have a role to play here and whether it's you know more people feeling like they need to intern to their local politics or the involved. I think you know It's really hard to make sense of it.

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"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

06:35 min | Last month

"chinatown" Discussed on Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

"Was speaking. We keep up this pace. We should be there before nightfall or at least before. The moon clear that ridge. It'll be a nice break. Indian camp is no palace but we can expect a room that can fit all three of us with straw mattresses and something hot to eat anyway. None of us will have to stand watch. It's pretty quiet out there. An indian camp. The young man laughed flashing a wide smile. The twinkle with gold. He was older than the young lady. Six years older to be precise which meant that. He was all of two thousand five tall muscular with very dark skin and long shiny scar. That brand down. The left side of his face shirt was black cotton. His trousers of tight black sail cloth and boots. Belt and jacket. Were all of the saying thick dusky leather. You wore has shoulder. Length hair loose at his hip hung a very clean looking revolver in a leather holster and on the paid beside him. Hung a wide brim. Black felt hat and a long straight sword with a lion's head carved into the pommel. His name was odd choice and he was yet. Hose brother yet. How use the tip of her knife to pluck the end of the long strip of orange peel from the convergence of the fruits nine translucent lobes on the very end of the strip was tiny green floor. The ghost of the orange blossom the fruit had once been she's side a little and then tossed the ribbon of peel out the open window and separating the orange into slightly uneven have tossed the smaller one so she said popping an orange section to her mouth. What have you really been doing here for the past five years what. You don't believe what i wrote to. Our parents. choi tried his best look indignant. How could you question my filial piety yet. How rolled her eyes. I if there were gold lying around everywhere. I'm pretty sure that all those young men in san francisco would be lounging around in opium dens and whore house. He's instead of sleeping ten to a room in washing gwala laundry all day and night sides. What kind of minor needs swords and guns within reach at all times seems to me that you've been up to your old tricks again but you had to cook a big crock of respectable todo food for mom and dad. So they'd accept the money. So i'm not really questioning your filial piety the opposite in fact her smile was and bright like the flash of trout. Nuclear stream your money kept us alive. Odd choi returns the smile but this time his was slow and sad for a while at least yet. Host shook her head as if to shake off a cloud of smoke. It kept them alive as long as anything could she said. And i'm still alive. So stop acting tragic. And tell me. Because i'm really curious to know what you've been doing all these years. Start at the beginning. You know how. I hate it when you tell stories. All out of order so yet whole leaned back and made herself comfortable against the hard wooden bench and ottawa. Took a deep breath. Lanced out the window at the glorious california sky and began. I really did try mining. At first. there was a team of chinese miners. Getting outfitted when my ship came in. And i ran into some of them by chance. They were from zia and spoke our dialect. So we hit it off right away and i ended up joining them on their expedition. We left a few days later by water and landed at vallejo which was about two days sale to the east the san francisco based huge like an ocean. After that it was hard work. We had a lot of heavy equipment in very few pack animals so we had muscle up. I remember the form in a big old man who looked like one gung carrying a sluice the size of a tree trunk on his shoulder. Anyway we'd find old mining camps which iguala had abandoned setup and coax the remaining gold from the sand with water sweat and patients. It was pretty good work for a while. The gwala tend to be lays. They hate hard work and they're always trying to avoid responsibility. I don't know why also most of them drink too much. And they're cooking is awful so only that biggest and baddest ones can keep up their strength. All this meant they left plenty of golden the ground and hauled our equipment from claim to claim and took it out. The young men have never been afraid of hard work. Oh stop it's true. Most the men and women. Even i got used to it after a while. I did this for a little over a year. We work talk move fast and got a lot of gold for poor miners. More goal than we had expected though. Of course not as much as can hoping for we were very lucky to have a handful of good cooks on our team as well as a blacksmith and most important of all the traditional dr. This last one was really important. Because we couldn't afford to have anyone stay down or sick for long. He spent his days roaming the hills hunting for herbs and mushrooms. That would heal us and keep up our strength then at night you would take out old or who and we would sing songs about home. The gods and women he said singing was good for our lungs and our spiritual health..

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New York City Rallies To Demand Change Following 14th Asian-American Attack

Classic Escapes

00:28 sec | Last month

New York City Rallies To Demand Change Following 14th Asian-American Attack

"I am a Rocco is in Chinatown, where there was another attack on Saturday. Many rallied in Foley Square yesterday to support the victim's hear their stories and demand change that these attacks be addressed his hate crimes. There was 1/14 unprovoked attack early yesterday morning in Chinatown, a 66 year old man was punched in the face on Allen Street just before nine AM, Police are now on the lookout for a single suspect. More rallies expected to be held throughout the city.

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Restaurants In New York City’s Asian Communities Especially Hopeful Increased Indoor Dining Capacity Brings More Business

WBZ Afternoon News

00:51 sec | Last month

Restaurants In New York City’s Asian Communities Especially Hopeful Increased Indoor Dining Capacity Brings More Business

"The tri State area are expanding operations, including in New York City, where indoor dining is now allowed at 50% capacity as CBS is Allie Bowman reports. Restaurants in Asian neighborhoods are especially hopeful that this We'll bring in much needed business. It has been hard on every restaurant and some business owners say anti Asian xenophobia made it especially difficult for restaurants in Chinatown cannot help feed it earlier than most, because Asian Americans stopped coming as well. People over fearful thinking associate actually aren't early on last year. Wellington Chen is with the Chinatown Business Improvement District. He says the recent rise in anti Asian hate crimes is deterring customers all over again. And business owners say that fear from the rise in hate crimes has resulted in less customers, fewer customers and less foot traffic coming through the door. State and

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The U.S. Has A History Of Linking Disease With Race And Ethnicity

Short Wave

08:44 min | Last month

The U.S. Has A History Of Linking Disease With Race And Ethnicity

"Okay. So today we're talking about the suspicion and harassment of asians and asian americans as the krona virus spreads and this kind of fear actually has a long history in the united states right gene a very long history and actually what we learned from. Eric lee is that the seeds of this discourse of china and asia being unsanitary and crowded those seeds were planted long before chinese immigration to the us the teeming hordes of millions living in health and then as americans who travel to china and then came back to the united states. They spread those ideas. Unfortunate the own brand for the us low so right in the mid eighteen hundreds you have the first waves of chinese immigrants coming over to find fortune in the california gold rush and they also become a source of cheap labor working as farmhands building railroads etc and eventually this becomes a source of tension. Exactly so when the domestic economy takes a downturn different immigrant groups start competing for these previously undesirable jobs and you start seeing harassment even massacres of chinese workers but erica says that the idea of chinese immigrants being dirty and disease. That's still with us. We know from the very beginning As americans in general are starting to debate the so-called problem of chinese immigration. They are explicitly tying china chinese people chinese spaces with disease and contagion. Historians have shown that the rhetoric is about chinatown as plague spots as pools of laboratories of infection. Erica says that way back. In the late nineteenth century we really started to see specific policies that reflect this thinking around chinese as a threat to public. Oh okay give me an example of that. So erica told us about quarantine that happened in one thousand nine hundred in san francisco when the discovery bluebonnets plague in chinatown Bannock plague that's a potential deadly bacterial. Disease the black death right. People believe rats. Broad across the pacific steamship was unlikely. Source of the disease. Erica says san francisco officials at the time. Saw the chinese immigrants as vermin infested. So all of chinatown was placed under quarantine. And there were these periodic. Campaigns to quote disinfect chinatown flooding basements in that district with acid washing the walls with lie tearing down old buildings that rhetoric by the way erica says has been applied to a lot of immigrant groups throughout history but there is a particular way in which it has been racialized with chinese chinese as dog eaters as eaters of weird and strange animals including rats and mice and that they if they are eating and consuming rats that are known to spread disease than chinese people as a race are also carriers of disease so what happened then was. San francisco's quarantine. So the plague became racialized blamed on a group of people. The city ordered an immediate quarantine of chinatown with orders to remove all whites from the affected area so so white. Residents of san francisco were ordered to leave chinatown but chinese people could not. It's such an intense thing to know and accept this history and realize it's been with us for a really long time. It's been with us. And we haven't really grappled with all of this of course is happening against the backdrop of the chinese exclusion act which was passed in eighteen. Eighty two and it prevented chinese laborers from entering the united states. Which this time of heightened anti-chinese rhetoric and sentiment that law would actually mark the first time the u. has banned the immigration of an entire ethnic group. So when you and your co hosts shreen. Marcel marashi spoke to eric harley. Eric told you a very personal story about her grandfather. And what happened to him when he immigrated to the us and it's really relevant to what we're talking about today so erica's grandfather came to the us through angel island right angel island. It's the ellis island of the west coast. It was in san francisco bay and there was this whole special system of scrutiny for chinese immigrants in particular so erica's grandfather like so. Many chinese immigrants angel island was pulled aside and inspected separately from other asian immigrants because people believe that chinese immigrants were carriers of disease. What a way to come into a country and she said that her grandfather never told her that story directly but she was interested in it and because she's historian she actually took the records of her grandparents interogations and specifically. She found her grandfather's medical exam from angel. It was it was nothing like anything. I've read before. Immigration officials ordered my grandfather to be subjected to the most invasive medical exam that i've seen in hundreds of these records so they had the medical doctor at angel island examined him for for diseases but also to measure every aspect of his body. His teeth his his genitals his. You know it's a his height to determine what age he was to determine weather his claim of being seventeen when he was immigrating was actually true and they included just all of these detailed notes in a record and it was. It was quite shocking to read. That's really just I mean i hear the story. And i think it's important at a time like this to hear stories like this so We've been talking specifically about chinese immigration but as you mentioned earlier this history of public health and hygiene efforts and how it gets mixed up with race and ethnicity. It's also happened to other immigrant. Groups right i mean. This is something that erica talks about a lot in her book which is of course about xenophobia in the united states but it wasn't just chinese immigrants who were being targeted in this way. I mean if you look at what was happening around the same time on the southern border mexican immigrants. The us were being treated very similarly. This is one of the ways in which to phobia works. It's it uses an already existing playbook certain immigrants are are threats there there threats because they bring crime also because they take away jobs but also because they they are starting genetically carriers of disease. And surprise american policymakers setup immigration procedures for mexicans. That looked a lot like what was happening to the chinese. On the west coast and when mexican immigrants arrived across the border they were routinely subjected to invasive humiliating and harmful disinfecting baths using pesticides to route out laos but also to cleanse mexican people's their clothing and their baggage before entering the united states. I mean just the fact that mexicans were seen as carrying disease in the same way that chinese were and that this pattern is repeated. Is really interesting. This is much harsher. Then what happened at ellis island where european immigrants certainly faced scrutiny. But the the medical exams were known as six second physicals and chinese people in particular. Still carry around that stigma. And we're seeing that procession playoff when it comes to corona virus. Absolutely i you know. We're exile eighty and fear out there right now about getting sick. That is getting tangled up in this legacy and you know. I'm picturing who are listening to this and they're thinking yes. This history is real. I know this sounds really bad. But i'm just worried about eating at a chinese restaurant gene and emily just buried and i i just. I'm worried about sitting next to someone who is asian. what do i do. That's not how disease works. We actually put this question to erica and she said With each headline with each new case with each new bizarre choice of photo for a new story lines the flames of anxiety right now in the us but racist scapegoating and outright discrimination does not have to accompany the things. It is an unfortunate echo of the past. 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Asian couple assaulted in Chinatown, Seattle PD investigating possibility of hate crime

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:33 sec | 2 months ago

Asian couple assaulted in Chinatown, Seattle PD investigating possibility of hate crime

"Johnson Come on news. We're working to learn more about the 41 year old man arrested for a random attack on a couple of Seattle's Chinatown International District last week. Police still trying to figure out if this was a hate crime. Rico now also and Michael Poppin Barger were hit with some kind of heavy object. Noriko has a fractured nose and broken teeth. Michael needed eight stitches in his head. Coma, spoke to the couple by text about the arrest. Michael told us quote. I'm very happy the police made it happen. I won't feel like someone I pass or around the corner. Everywhere I go. I hope his arrest will help that stress. Fay, those the

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Seattle Police Investigating Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Seattle Now

00:26 sec | 2 months ago

Seattle Police Investigating Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

"Seattle police are looking into an increase in anti asian bias crimes around the city including an attack on a couple in chinatown late last week s. Pd hasn't said. The incident was racially motivated but the bias crimes unit is investigating the department said yesterday that it received fourteen reports of anti asian hate crimes last year up from nine the year before the hate crimes are often under reported.

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Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Influencers, Activists Are Taking a Stand

At Liberty

07:02 min | 2 months ago

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Influencers, Activists Are Taking a Stand

"Month in honor of women's history month where featuring conversations with women and nonbinary leaders who are working to address the issues in their communities this week. We're speaking with amanda win. Amanda is the ceo and founder of rise a millennial driven social change incubator for citizen lawmaking because of her work passing legislation for sexual assault survivors. She was nominated for two thousand nine hundred nine nobel peace prize more recently amended has been working to mobilize a nationwide response to the surging attacks on asian americans. Since the beginning of the pandemic asian americans across the country have reported being targeted in three thousand hate incidents according to nypd data anti asian american hate crimes are up nineteen hundred percent in the last year and just weeks ago and eighty four year old. Thai american man was murdered in san francisco. A ninety one year old man was shoved to the ground and oakland's chinatown a sixty four year. Old vietnamese woman was assaulted in san jose and a filipino. American men was slashed in the face on a subway in new york city these assaults are happening during a pandemic where asian americans have disproportionately lost their jobs or had their businesses boycotted response to the recent attacks and the relative silence of bean stream media. Amanda posted a now viral video on instagram naming. The attacks and calling for media attention and public action. Amanda is here today to talk about this wave of violence. And what she's doing about it. Amanda thank you so much for joining us today. You for having me. I want to start with this viral video that you posted on february fifth. What led you to make that video saw. These videos of people being horrifically attacked in my community. I didn't see the mainstream media covering adding see anyone else talking about it. And so i thought to myself if no one's going to talk about it i'm going to use my voice and i'm gonna use my platform and ask people to help me get the word out and over night. Millions of people responded to it so three million people viewed it overnight and then in the following eleven point four million posts went up on tiktok response to it the next business day. The white house press corps asked the president if he has seen the video. Were you surprised by the reaction or were you like. No this makes total sense because nobody else is talking about this. I honestly was really surprised because this isn't the first time i talked about this issue before about race. General and every time that i had posted about race i have lost followers so when i turn on my camera that day to report that video i thought that i was going to lose more followers and i told myself you know it doesn't matter i am going to do this because it's the right thing to do and because people are literally dying to be heard right now. I want to talk to the larger race dynamics of these attacks but actually i wanted to ask why these attacks may be personal to you. You identify as asian american and have talked about your family's immigration story. And i was wondering if you might share some of that story and tell us a little bit about how it is affected your experience of these attacks and your response to them. Yeah of course. I'm so glad you asked that question because so many of these interviews. I've been doing of just been focused on the world. Terrible parts of it. I'm so proud to be hyphenated america and my experience it's been asian-american be means merican and my parents are from vietnam. They went into death to seek life and to reach these shores where they thought that they would find freedom in freedom for us has not only been you know the freedom to exist that persecution it also is the rest of the things that is afforded to us constitution including the right to petition the government and for me at least it's not only a privilege but our responsibility to keep pushing our country to be a more perfect union for me growing up as an asian american. I grew up in corona california. Where darn actually many asian-americans. I remember being one of the very few in elementary school middle school and even still in high school and comes with experience when you are really a minority and you look around and no one looks like you eat the same food that you do and then you grow up and then you see that all the things that you were made fun of for all of us and become really trendy when the communities appropriate at so. That's part of the immigrant. Unfortunate part of the asian american experience. Of course there's this perpetual foreigner stereotype. I think every single asian american has been asked the question. Where you from no really. Where are you from. And while that is and could sound like an innocent question at the heart of it at the root of a is idea that you don't belong and when you keep insinuating perpetuating this idea of uttering a whole group of people what you have are consequences that have resulted in. Lives being lost. Did you experience or did your family experience racism directly in the community or was it this. Pervasive or in addition is pervasive feeling around belonging. I mean it certainly is anxiety about being killed on the street. These attacks have happened. Have been two people doing everyday. Things like walking on the street or going grocery shopping. They one of the things that really stuck with me. In a scarring way was of twenty twenty. A man stabbed family in that stabbing. He stabbed two year old and a six year old because he thought that they were chinese burmese. And he on the record said that he thought they were spreading cova. So you know there's been a threat of people saying well. How do you know if these are really hate crimes. not only. are these con camera. They're also being fully admitted to buy the perpetrators

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Oakland's new police chief addresses recent attacks on Asian Americans, spike in murders and more

Mark Thompson

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Oakland's new police chief addresses recent attacks on Asian Americans, spike in murders and more

"Several attacks, Oakland's new police chief is focusing on Chinatown. After a serious of violent attacks on the Asian American community in Oakland, Chinatown, newly appointed chief of police Laurent Armstrong, the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce reports more than 20 incidents of robbery or assault the merchants of customers in a 14 Day period. A surveillance video shows a 91 year old man violently knocked to the ground and arrest has been made in connection with that case, while other videos show shopkeepers assaulted and robbed. Police patrols of an increase in Chinatown, especially with the Lunar New Year, and Armstrong says he wants to continue that effort, along with worse surveillance videos in place. But he says he wants the community to feel confident in reporting crimes so that there could be a quick response and apprehension of people

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Low-Key Lunar New Year Celebrations Begin

The KFBK Morning News

00:20 sec | 3 months ago

Low-Key Lunar New Year Celebrations Begin

"Start of the Chinese New Year also known as the Lunar New Year. 2021 is the year of the ox. The 15 to 23 Day celebration is usually big business. Chinatown communities in cities across the US not so much this year, San Francisco officials and local sponsors partner to create 12 Year of the ox statues around the city. Okay,

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Unpacking The Surge In Violence Against Asian Americans

Fresh Air

04:20 min | 3 months ago

Unpacking The Surge In Violence Against Asian Americans

"Seeing a surge and anti Asian attacks against the elderly. A 91 year old man was violently shoved to the ground in Oakland's Chinatown in 84 year Old Man was killed in San Francisco last month. And this uptick in anti Asian violence is not just local wrestled. Young is a professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University and co founder of Stop A P I Hate, which is tracking these incidents. And professor have the number and kinds of these incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders change since the pandemic began. Yeah, in the beginning at the start of the pandemic, when people had higher fears when shelter in place started. And when President Trump began to insist on using the term China virus, we saw clear surge of racism. We saw how hate speech like using the term China virus led to hate violence. And I think that has invited a climate where people can target Asian Americans and attack them. It's really horrifying the crimes against our elderly population. You know, my mom's 94. I grew up with my grandmother. So for the Asian American community, see our elders. An attack like this is particularly Horrific and touches close to home. There have been previous waves of hate crimes against Asian Americans over in our country's history, obviously and during periods of economic distress going back Two the murder of instant shin in Michigan in 1982. Does this seem different to you? We've seen surges and racism against Asian American during times of epidemic. During times of war like Japanese American incarceration, Yes or 9, 11 and in times of economic downturn. It's different now, because we're have all three conditions. We have the pandemic. We have the worst recession since the Great Depression. And we have the U. S. China Cold War. What kinds of incidents are you seeing? Um, Obviously we've seen these brutal physical attacks against the elderly Recently. What other kinds of incidents are you seeing? Yes. Oh, about 8% of our incidents are physical thoughts were getting pushed and showed having rocks and bottles thrown at us another of large percentage. We're getting coughed and spat upon 8% of our cases. So my own wife was Running insulin disc, locked her away on a trail and coughed in her face That's happened so often again. We began to track it and because because people think we're a health hazard, so they want to get back at us by coughing at us, it's sort of unique to the pandemic. Most cases, though, our verbal harassment 70% are we're getting yelled at again. We have racial slurs slung at us, but the other, not this micro aggressions. They're pretty traumatizing. They're really troubling these cases of hate. And how satisfied are you with the response by law enforcement in the community, especially here locally with these recent incidents. Think law enforcement and local jurisdictions have been responsive. They recognized the problem. I think it's because Asian American community has advocated and stood up so strongly. President Biden issuing a memo announcing the anti Asian here. I think that's a victory for the Asian American community breath. These concerns his attention. You know, Friday's Lunar New Year do you have, you know heightened safety concerns around This, uh, this upcoming holiday? Yeah, we do. Asian American only are often going out shopping may have more money and then could be more vulnerable. So we're calling in at least in the San Francisco Bay area is for local residents to go out and patronize Chinatown because of the pandemic, Things had been shut down. And so the elderly when they do go out or more isolated if we could have more residents going out shopping, strolling not acting as vigilantes or patrols, but just being present. Also calling for more funding for community ambassadors, not necessarily more policing. But more hiring of local residents who know the neighborhood come from the community that speech of the merchants and the residents. No, even serving the UN house. People in our neighborhood. Okay.

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Charles Yu Talks About Interior Chinatown

The Book Review

04:21 min | 4 months ago

Charles Yu Talks About Interior Chinatown

"Charles. You joins us now from irvine california. His latest novel is interior. Chinatown at just won the national book award for fiction. Charles thanks for being here. Thank you kremlin. I'm excited to be here and let's start with that. Winning the national book award. Your speech was so great. I just loved it because you used seemed genuinely surprised. Don't what was that moment like for you. I was genuinely surprised. I was screaming. As they're reading the citation my family. And i wear all sort of looking at each other and just yelling and we didn't know what to do and my son after while that i think you need to give a speech and so i sort of pulled myself together but i didn't really because then i proceeded to forget to thank my wife my kids and my parents so a half of whom were in the room with me. It was just awful. You know there's a fine tradition. Though i think of of leaving like the most important people out in acceptance speeches hoax out. I don't know. Do you think it would have been different. If it had been in real life. I guess it may must have been nice to even if you forgot to thank them at least have all those people. Those class close family members in the room with you. One of the weird unexpected. I guess benefits of having a virtual ceremony was that we got to hug each other immediately after and then change back into shorts. And why didn't you think you'd win. The chances are pretty good. When they're you know only a certain number of finalists. that's true. I suppose maybe underestimated the chances a little bit but i i don't know it just seems like something that happens to other people. Well it happened to you. I think deservedly. So this is your fourth book affection and they all have really amazing. Titles which i'm gonna read aloud. And then i love you to start. Walk us through them before we talk about this latest novel interior chinatown so the titles are third class superhero. How to live safely in a science fictional universe. And sorry please thank you which is a collection of stories. I mean just those titles thanks. I do enjoy titles. I wish there were a job where you could just title things. Maybe i'm trying to make up that job. I don't know what that would be exactly but yeah it's fun it helps me both. I think sometimes have a handle on what i'm trying to do and also i just imagined when somebody encounters that title. I'm hoping that they get that feeling of. Oh i want to flip to that page and see. What is that you know. It's funny when you say like you wish you could have a job coming up with. Titles i just feel like i have to bring up the fact that writing fiction is not your first job. It's not your only job that you started off as a corporate lawyer. How did you get from that life to this one. Well it took a while. I graduated from law school in two thousand one and as i was supposed to be studying for the bar I found myself in the bookstore instead. Reading george saunders and lorrimore and and people like that and and just kind of diving into the world of i guess contemporary fiction at that time and just getting really excited about it and i think also procrastinating from studying and so then i I started to write these sort of weird. The first thing i wrote was A love story. That is a set of physics problems like that you would find an undergraduate physics textbook Thought i don't know what this is but it's something to do you know on nights and weekends when i'm waiting for waiting for the senior associate to tell me all things did wrong in my merger agreement so severe that it. It'd be it was just this sort of thing. I was doing on the side for many years. And somehow i was creeping towards this. Tv land without even realizing it. Because a few years ago. I i was at work at the time working in house for a tech company as a lawyer and i got a call to come meet for potential spot on the writing staff of this show westworld and i thought well this is. This is not going to happen. And but somehow they hired me so so that was few years ago. And that's what i've been doing since as my day job

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How the pandemic has affected small business in New York City's Chinatown

Good Food

04:51 min | 5 months ago

How the pandemic has affected small business in New York City's Chinatown

"As the pandemic to called of the nation. One community in particular began to crack early New York City's Chinatown. Faced with the economic concerns and xenophobic fears, Chinese restaurants faced a sobering future author and culinary historian Grace Young Co. Created coronavirus Chinatown stories, which looks to share the narratives of those small business owners struggling to stay open in the wake of the pandemic. Hi, Grace. Hi, Evan. Last March, you spent a day filming the stories of mom and pop restaurants in New York's Chinatown. Many at that point we're still open. How quickly did things change after your visit? Well that day when we were interviewing the restaurant owners, one of them told us that 70% of Chinatown restaurant owners had decided to close the following day and I don't know how he knew that information. In fact, a few hours after we did the interviews On March, the 15th mayor, de Blasio announced that he was shutting all restaurants across the city except for take out So the day that we were in Chinatown was really on the last day that trying town was as we think of it, and we were recording living history documenting where everybody was at that moment. How many restaurant owners did you end up speaking with On that day, we interviewed four restaurants, a restaurant owners and one shop owner. And since that time you've interviewed quite a few more I have. One of the interviews was actually the follow up of restaurant owner that we interviewed on March the 15th May Chow, who owned a Malaysian French restaurant called was a piece. And we went back and interviewed her actually two more times because she closed for two months, and then she opened and lasted for one month. And so we went in and interviewed her as she was closing. I want to play a clip from one of your videos. And it's It speaks to the unique stresses and xenophobia that restaurant tours in Chinatown experienced in those very early days of the pandemic, And this clip is from That restaurant or May chow from the restaurant, Josie piece, a Malaysian French restaurant. We did a very good delivery, but we still have to shut it down because Would work up. I'm afraid of their safety because we have this still xenophobic, right? And they have to take the subway when finish work is about 10 11. They're just the fear their family are really worried about their safety like saying you go to work, You might not come back or something. You know that home. It's just maybe we think, Oh, this is hysterical. But it's real for us in the Chinese community. They're afraid of their safety. They're afraid. The virus. They're afraid this virus going to invest it in in their community, then is really the stigma and saying Look, Chinese have all the virus, right? We are afraid of our safety. Yesterday. My waiter Um, he lived in Queens. So you take the subway to come here to check on me, he say so afraid He was a young guy, he say's afraid because before this two weeks ago He got pushed by people. You got to push early on in the pandemic. We talked so much about the issue of xenophobia in Chinatown. But We haven't heard us much about it Since. Are your contacts in Chinatown reporting stories of xenophobia and racism Still I think it's less right now. I think back in January February March, it was at its height. I think it's certainly still exist now. But it's not as pronounced as it Woz, but it's certainly exists. And I was in China town recently when I saw somebody go up to a street vendor and just knock down their umbrella and cart. And, um, my husband ran after the guy, but, um I think people are subjected to a lot of abuse right now.

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"chinatown" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

04:53 min | 6 months ago

"chinatown" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"And she shared that her daughter just passed away. That's who she was folding gold coins for. And we were interpreter and we all got emotional like she was saying something that caused Perata cry and then cause me to cry even though I didn't know what they're talking about. At the end she said you know people talk about fate and meeting you guys was fate. This we're all holding hands and it's just like really beautiful to connect with people event despite language and cultural barriers and Say. This book is made a lot of those moments in this project. Yeah, and I think on the other end of the spectrum. Wasn't such a tender moment but I remember meeting this fellow in. San. Francisco Chinatown when I was I think I was walking up to me. Thou at forty one Ross actually. And there's this fellow just leaning up against light post on grant street, and he had. Sort of the most punk ascetic I'd seen on. Any senior in Chinatown he was wearing. This black baseball cap completely encrusted with enamel pens. And just really super and then he had. All black top invest on. He just had a ton of like pins and buttons on that and just kind of like leaning against his post with so much attitude. and. was like ever seen before in Chinatown despite having done a project for a few years. and. I was kind of just blown away because he. Kind of. He went against all the other stereotypes I think I had thought. About this product in my head in some way. because you went I, think a lot of people described the folks in the book is cute or you know and I think that's actually a term it a try not to use when I talk about. The seniors but he yeah, he just was on a totally other end of the spectrum and I talked to him and he and I asked him. What's your name and he told me Angie Angie no good and I was like, wow. And he was actually really he didn't WANNA disclose too much other information about them and we we ran into another time..

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"chinatown" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:01 min | 6 months ago

"chinatown" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call Bruce Non filtered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and Jeff Yang, , and this week we have a very special set of guests who are the authors, , the creators of a very, , very special book when his right in. . The heart bone. . Shall we say? ? It is a book called Chinatown Pretty. . It is a book of incredible photographs and some just lovely words celebrating the elders who Don't just make up a the generation, , the greatest generation of our community but who? ? Make. . It beautiful with their very presence? ? So. . We left a welcome to they cost Bruce. . Valerie Lou in. Andrea . Lo. . Thank you guys so much for joining us. . Thanks for having US have come. . You guys have put together a really great project. . Know it started off as kind of a Website Project And then is now an a full-fledged published book. . It's Chinatown Pretty. . Is Just A. Really. . . Great tribute to Chinatown Elders grandmas and GRANDPAS, , but it hits on a very specific. . Aesthetic. . A fashion aesthetic. . I think what's really great about is that you've taken sort of the <hes>. . The the style photography mold and apply to <hes> kind of the more most unlikely subjects I think. . People who are very special in our community so Maybe, , you guys could describe actually what is Chinatown Pretty Yeah. . This is Valerie Chinatown pretty as a style that's common and chinatowns across North America <hes>. . It's really a patchwork of different. . Eras right close from Hong Kong? ? They've had for thirty years mixed with like say supreme hat that they got from who knows where? ? A lot of colors. . A lot of patterns <hes> sometimes I, , four shades of pink or four different floral patterns in one outfit. . And that's about keeping warm mostly <hes>. . So you could have a big puffy jacket but also keeping the sun out at the same time. . So really white built a hats. . I love that description <hes> just viscerally <hes> but I think for people who have not seen your blog and the book itself. . Just a little bit more kind of literal color around that. . So. . When we talk about transparency pretty we're talking about people who are usually immigrants for immigrants who but who have lived here a while and who have. . Synthesized a look and the fascinating thing is the look is different from person to person but somehow it all still fits this mold of Chinatown pretty it blends Western clothing it blends. . Traditional clothing from. . <unk>. . Historical closets as it were. . Sometimes across gender lines. . It's often incredibly colorful like you said, , is layered <hes> it's branded, , but it's also unique like there's a signature to how people. . In that generation dress that feels so much more vibrant than you know those of us, , who are I mean in in quarantine were like the sweatpants anyway. . But I guess, , what was it? ? That first struck you about the look of Of these elders and kind of lead you to coin the term and decided to actually explore it photographic in words. . Yeah. . This is Andrea I'm I'm the photographer behind the project and I think we would. . have. . Known each other for. . Several years now, , and we would hang out in Chinatown get dim sum and just people watch in the park. . And that <hes> press was really fascinating Chinatown I feel like has some of the best people watching and I think what we? ? Both intuited without really realizing why is that? ? A lot of the outfits we would see on the senior so people sixty five and plus. . They there's all this history woven into their outfits I think. . For us we might think, , oh, , it's like this vintage jacket from the seventies but you know for them it's like close. . It had ended preserved for decades. . Mixed with <hes> with newer Chinatown fines and let the handmade clothing as well. . So there's so much. . Shown in one outfit it's like there's a lot you can extract from it, , and so we were really curious about you know. . Not only like where did you get these cool shoes but also yeah, , how did this? ? Is just such A. . Look in. . So we're really curious. . About the stories and the people behind it and so that's that was sort of the seed of. . What led us to investigate. . So

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"chinatown" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:01 min | 6 months ago

"chinatown" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call Bruce Non filtered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and Jeff Yang, , and this week we have a very special set of guests who are the authors, , the creators of a very, , very special book when his right in. . The heart bone. . Shall we say? ? It is a book called Chinatown Pretty. . It is a book of incredible photographs and some just lovely words celebrating the elders who Don't just make up a the generation, , the greatest generation of our community but who? ? Make. . It beautiful with their very presence? ? So. . We left a welcome to they cost Bruce. . Valerie Lou in. Andrea . Lo. . Thank you guys so much for joining us. . Thanks for having US have come. . You guys have put together a really great project. . Know it started off as kind of a Website Project And then is now an a full-fledged published book. . It's Chinatown Pretty. . Is Just A. Really. . . Great tribute to Chinatown Elders grandmas and GRANDPAS, , but it hits on a very specific. . Aesthetic. . A fashion aesthetic. . I think what's really great about is that you've taken sort of the <hes>. . The the style photography mold and apply to <hes> kind of the more most unlikely subjects I think. . People who are very special in our community so Maybe, , you guys could describe actually what is Chinatown Pretty Yeah. . This is Valerie Chinatown pretty as a style that's common and chinatowns across North America <hes>. . It's really a patchwork of different. . Eras right close from Hong Kong? ? They've had for thirty years mixed with like say supreme hat that they got from who knows where? ? A lot of colors. . A lot of patterns <hes> sometimes I, , four shades of pink or four different floral patterns in one outfit. . And that's about keeping warm mostly <hes>. . So you could have a big puffy jacket but also keeping the sun out at the same time. . So really white built a hats. . I love that description <hes> just viscerally <hes> but I think for people who have not seen your blog and the book itself. . Just a little bit more kind of literal color around that. . So. . When we talk about transparency pretty we're talking about people who are usually immigrants for immigrants who but who have lived here a while and who have. . Synthesized a look and the fascinating thing is the look is different from person to person but somehow it all still fits this mold of Chinatown pretty it blends Western clothing it blends. . Traditional clothing from. . <unk>. . Historical closets as it were. . Sometimes across gender lines. . It's often incredibly colorful like you said, , is layered <hes> it's branded, , but it's also unique like there's a signature to how people. . In that generation dress that feels so much more vibrant than you know those of us, , who are I mean in in quarantine were like the sweatpants anyway. . But I guess, , what was it? ? That first struck you about the look of Of these elders and kind of lead you to coin the term and decided to actually explore it photographic in words. . Yeah. . This is Andrea I'm I'm the photographer behind the project and I think we would. . have. . Known each other for. . Several years now, , and we would hang out in Chinatown get dim sum and just people watch in the park. . And that <hes> press was really fascinating Chinatown I feel like has some of the best people watching and I think what we? ? Both intuited without really realizing why is that? ? A lot of the outfits we would see on the senior so people sixty five and plus. . They there's all this history woven into their outfits I think. . For us we might think, , oh, , it's like this vintage jacket from the seventies but you know for them it's like close. . It had ended preserved for decades. . Mixed with <hes> with newer Chinatown fines and let the handmade clothing as well. . So there's so much. . Shown in one outfit it's like there's a lot you can extract from it, , and so we were really curious about you know. . Not only like where did you get these cool shoes but also yeah, , how did this? ? Is just such A. . Look in. . So we're really curious. . About the stories and the people behind it and so that's that was sort of the seed of. . What led us to investigate. .

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"chinatown" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:01 min | 6 months ago

"chinatown" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call Bruce Non filtered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and Jeff Yang, , and this week we have a very special set of guests who are the authors, , the creators of a very, , very special book when his right in. . The heart bone. . Shall we say? ? It is a book called Chinatown Pretty. . It is a book of incredible photographs and some just lovely words celebrating the elders who Don't just make up a the generation, , the greatest generation of our community but who? ? Make. . It beautiful with their very presence? ? So. . We left a welcome to they cost Bruce. . Valerie Lou in. Andrea . Lo. . Thank you guys so much for joining us. . Thanks for having US have come. . You guys have put together a really great project. . Know it started off as kind of a Website Project And then is now an a full-fledged published book. . It's Chinatown Pretty. . Is Just A. Really. . . Great tribute to Chinatown Elders grandmas and GRANDPAS, , but it hits on a very specific. . Aesthetic. . A fashion aesthetic. . I think what's really great about is that you've taken sort of the <hes>. . The the style photography mold and apply to <hes> kind of the more most unlikely subjects I think. . People who are very special in our community so Maybe, , you guys could describe actually what is Chinatown Pretty Yeah. . This is Valerie Chinatown pretty as a style that's common and chinatowns across North America <hes>. . It's really a patchwork of different. . Eras right close from Hong Kong? ? They've had for thirty years mixed with like say supreme hat that they got from who knows where? ? A lot of colors. . A lot of patterns <hes> sometimes I, , four shades of pink or four different floral patterns in one outfit. . And that's about keeping warm mostly <hes>. . So you could have a big puffy jacket but also keeping the sun out at the same time. . So really white built a hats. . I love that description <hes> just viscerally <hes> but I think for people who have not seen your blog and the book itself. . Just a little bit more kind of literal color around that. . So. . When we talk about transparency pretty we're talking about people who are usually immigrants for immigrants who but who have lived here a while and who have. . Synthesized a look and the fascinating thing is the look is different from person to person but somehow it all still fits this mold of Chinatown pretty it blends Western clothing it blends. . Traditional clothing from. . <unk>. . Historical closets as it were. . Sometimes across gender lines. . It's often incredibly colorful like you said, , is layered <hes> it's branded, , but it's also unique like there's a signature to how people. . In that generation dress that feels so much more vibrant than you know those of us, , who are I mean in in quarantine were like the sweatpants anyway. . But I guess, , what was it? ? That first struck you about the look of Of these elders and kind of lead you to coin the term and decided to actually explore it photographic in words. . Yeah. . This is Andrea I'm I'm the photographer behind the project and I think we would. . have. . Known each other for. . Several years now, , and we would hang out in Chinatown get dim sum and just people watch in the park. . And that <hes> press was really fascinating Chinatown I feel like has some of the best people watching and I think what we? ? Both intuited without really realizing why is that? ? A lot of the outfits we would see on the senior so people sixty five and plus. . They there's all this history woven into their outfits I think. . For us we might think, , oh, , it's like this vintage jacket from the seventies but you know for them it's like close. . It had ended preserved for decades. . Mixed with <hes> with newer Chinatown fines and let the handmade clothing as well. . So there's so much. . Shown in one outfit it's like there's a lot you can extract from it, , and so we were really curious about you know. . Not only like where did you get these cool shoes but also yeah, , how did this? ? Is just such A. . Look in. . So we're really curious. . About the stories and the people behind it and so that's that was sort of the seed of. . What led us to investigate. .

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"chinatown" Discussed on Bookworm

Bookworm

03:54 min | 7 months ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Bookworm

"Today is charles you. His book is interior chinatown. It's published by pantheon book. But i would say after how to live in a science fictional universe. It's his best book. It's a very timely book because it asks a question. What does a person growing up chinese in american city. Do with his life. If he doesn't want to be. What the book calls a generic chinaman now channels. What is a generic chinaman. Well in the book it's a willis. Wu is a taiwanese kid who grows up hoping to be a guy but his job is to play generic asian man number three slash delivery guy. Because he's got to have two jobs and he exists in this world called black and white which is basically a cop procedural show where it's called black and white because there's a black cup and a white cop and they are very sort of to mentioned stereotypes as willis. So he's he's worked his way up the hierarchy of roles that someone like willis can have starting with background oriental. And then if you get promoted from that you can become debt. Asian man and then you then you enter the levels of generic asian man and then a very very select few might get to the top of that heap and have the chance to become kung fu guy but there's only ever one kung fu guy which is the guy who's like the very special guests who gets to do kung fu and maybe talk by the way. The hero of the last book was charles. You so it makes sense. That the hero of this book should be willis you and because his name is you. He's often addressed as you so as you're reading interior chinatown. It talks to someone called you. Yo you and gradually you completely identify with the hero of the spoke. Because if you're a reader chances are you feel like a you. You feel like someone who books taught to and no one else and you has been onset. But so was his father. His father was conflict guy so was his older brother. It took everything for the older brother to stop being kung fu guy and go to law school. Which by the way i learned from charles us mother charles went to school to he had to break out of that hierarchy of student and biochemistry student he had to stop being the good chinese student to become a writer. What kind of a fight was There were yes. There were arguments. I may or may not have thrown my shoe over a cliff at one point And a burger king chicken sandwich That was when i. I remember telling my parents that i had signed up for english. Fifteen which was a literary theory. Seminar professor mitchell bright riser at uc berkeley. He was my roommate.

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"chinatown" Discussed on Bookworm

Bookworm

15:25 min | 1 year ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Bookworm

"When I was in graduate school genius he got to study with Charlie. All teary a brilliant theorists of poet. Robert Haas. Who was these at Berkeley in the English Department? Robert Haas was a American poet laureate. But you didn't say Mitchell Mitchell aren't we brothers figure. That is bizarre. That's amazing okay. We read the Yellow wallpaper. We read dangerous liaison he just took us through a bunch of novels that I never would have picked up otherwise and I fell in love with writing. I was also in a class as a freshman science major with a bunch of sophomore English majors. Who are women who are all five inches taller than me for some reason? I was incredibly intimidated to go into the room every week but I learned a lot and I ended up really loving at class. Well some of my listeners may be surprised to hear laughter and joy circulating in the audience. That's close. This is the very first time. Bookworm is being recorded in front of a live audience. It's a pleasure to be here. Everyone especially Jennifer. Farrell has told me that I'm a natural talker to people who think that they're not going to understand me but I think that I understand you and what you need to hear now. I think that what you need to hear is that you too can be a writer if you will take writing seriously but if you want your name to be known in the next century going and study with teachers like the ones Charles you had. I will bet you anything. That held live safely in the science. Fictional universe will be being read fifty years from now because he this man who knew biochemistry taught me that he knew what the mechanics of time travel involved. Yes H. G. Wells wrote the time machine. But he doesn't really tell you how works this young writer figured out what it would take for a time machine to work and named its hero after himself. The hero was trolls. You and what is he. He's a repairman of time machines. He travels through time and space recognizing the points at which time meets space so this book wants to tell us what. It's like to be an Asian American in America in unauthorised. You See. There's a big difference between your experience that you might write down in your journal and diary and the experienced it's being offered here. Can you tell me about the difference? Yeah I like the way phrase that in a novel dinner. The books that I love I remember reading. Nicholson Baker's book. The mezzanine years go is just one example but when you really inhabit consciousness. I think of it as a kind of envelope where you get to get inside of someone else's mind and have the simultaneous sort of sensation of being safe. But getting the the risk and the danger of their perception. Ben Lerner also does incredibly. Well where you just feel like you've slipped inside of an envelope and there's on top of that. I wanted to write something from an Asian American males perspective which is point of view. I don't see that often in terms of being very interior you brought up earlier about the fact that the book is written in second person which was a very sort of intentional in to me a little bit of a questionable choice at first but it was crucial to the writing of the book you know. Just to digress on craft for a second. I tried to write the book in Third Person. As with anything in third person I fail at it. So third person means you're saying he sat down on the chair. He crossed his legs. Second Person. Is You sat down on the chair. You Cross drags so as a reader. The book is talking straight to a you. Were the you know that your you or not? You're being put into the book and you're being asked have an Asian American man's experience you are being asked to imagine what it's like to be placed into another person's world. Yes yes when I started writing as You. The writings started to flow. And I really wanted to humanize this guy's perspective. It's not something that I think. A lot of people who have been sort of I don't know if any of you have ever been inside of an Asian American man's brain but I have to live inside of that unfortunately and and also I think there's a sense in which because he's a minor character on a television show his agency over his story over the course of the book the feeling of what the U feels like will shift and Change. As Willis starts to try to take more control over his meredith. I'm talking to Charles. You abound his new novel. Interior Chinatown Boy Interior Chinatown because the novel is written as if it were a screenplay or Attila play it would say Interior Chinatown. Where would you be Interior Chinatown in the Golden Palace restaurant? Of course where you would meet more waiters. They're all dressed the way a generic China men would dress and the book cans in it. A kind of invisible refrain. It's the refrain from Chinatown faces. Jake it's Chinatown. All of these people are facing the fact that they're caught in Chinatown with the ordinary. Truths can't be toned where everyone has become generic and where you can't identify yourself outside of your ethnicity or war inside it either yes. I do work in television and I think that probably had something to do with why the story happened to crystallize at the time. It did in the way it did. I had been working in TV at that point four couple of years and I was trying to write this book since on and off since about two thousand twelve since I since my wife and I lived in Santa Monica and I wrote the book a couple of times and it just didn't take so. The book really started to happen in spring of twenty seventeen after the election. I also think that was probably not coincidental. I think it for me. Took on a little bit more urgency a little bit more relevance. I think as I tried to imagine the lives of both my parents who were immigrants from Taiwan and my children and in thinking about am I in American. Because I'm reading every day in the news. That is a question of who who's an American and who gets let in the gate or who's already in the gate and then told no you weren't supposed to be let in hoops you know we're going to rescind that status and there was also a very real feeling of of especially. I think for me worrying if my parents had somehow felt cheated or felt like they had been duped that they they were told. You have assimilated. You're naturalized you did your best to raise your family here and put down roots here for fifty some years and then all of a sudden being told you weren't really American. There are two pages only two in the book of American History and American legislation that prevented Chinese people to sue white people just as it was also made it impossible for black people to sue white people. I didn't realize the degree to which the country had made laws that turned Americans into foreigners as I was reading Interior Chinatown. I woke up and realized that the character writing this book is trying to escape Interior Chinatown. It's been installed in him by his family by his history. But I have to tell you. I think we're only starting to run on bookworm hell to go to have writers of wider ethnishity than the ones we're used to and this spoke thrilled me because it's not a memoir. It's a novel. It's what they call a Meta fictional novel. It's a novel in the form of a novel or a novel in the form of a screenplay and as you read it you're escaping. Why because hero has a child a daughter and a wife a wife who's a little bit tired of seeing her husband still striving to become full guy? Isn't there something better that you might be spending your time. Doing is her addressed him. But my question to you is who with the riders that you'd be telling people to read or telling me to read if you were in my shoes who would the writers who were most impressive to you in the Asian Community. Well I don't know I mean I'm sure you've read. I imagine you read. Vietnam wins the sympathizer. That was an incredibly powerful book and a point of view and a sort of narrative feet on top of the emotional and psychological power of the book in the writing of this book. I was I think I was influenced somewhat by Bob Eighties the sell out which was also really challenging and complex and Malaria Hilarious Work of satire and this is not fiction but some of the epigraph in this book are from works of Sociology in history about chinatowns that were very helpful in understanding sort of the roles that Chinatown is played and still plays not just in sort of actual physical history but in our imagination. And that's where will is lives is as you as you say. Michael in this kind of interior space that he's created that he's internalize the stereotypes about himself about other races about everyone and it's become this kind of flattened television like existence where people believe what they see on the show. The show has fused with reality to such a degree that people don't acknowledge how complex races or how complex you know the actual narrative is instead just prefer this kind of simple patterned procedural. I'm Michael Silver Blah. And you're listening to an audience live taping of bookworm from the studios of kcrw thank you. I'm talking with trolls about his new book Interior Chinatown. We'll continue after the short break. I'm Michael Silver Plant. This is bookworm. I'm talking with turns you about his new book. Interior Chinatown a novel in the form of a screenplay that makes a satire out of the idea that Asian Americans African Americans and white Americans brought together are going to be automatically flirtatious with one another and in the course of this novel. What we want is a kind of television flirtation between the characters. None of whom are in fact drawn to one another they enact being drawn to each other and for that this novel uses a what would you say sociologists social psychologist named Erving Goffman? Who wrote a fantastic theoretical book not incomprehensible book? Fear radical book called the presentation of the self in everyday life everyday life and it asks how in a country as stylized and codified as America. The self gets to be a self and not a cliche. Or a set of Triton is's or generic ideas that we've been taught how to have without questioning. I have to say that recently. I've been seeing people feeling like they have permission to use racial language on the street. You know the things that we were taunt years ago to stop saying who are you. Once you've been called by a name that has nothing to do with you. And that is one of the beautiful things about the spoke. As it evolves.

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"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

05:27 min | 2 years ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

"And. Wow. So it's much more complicated. But it's all sort of true. I don't think the intentions were as bad all across the board is Chinatown. Robert town wants you to believe. Okay. Yeah. And there's also sort of this ghost that hangs over the film a little bit. You know, we hear more talk about this damn accident that he does he's not gonna let this damn accident happen again. He's not going to have a new dam because so many people died. I mean, he's talking about something called the vendor that Dan, but that's true. Right. That is true in the late nineteen twenties. There was a huge disaster. It was actually the largest manmade disaster to ever happen in California. It was called the Saint Francis dam disaster. And that's when the Saint Francis dam, which was designed by William Mahala nd burst outside of Valencia, and it caused a giant flood that went all the way to ensure all the way to the ocean killed probably between like. Four hundred or six hundred people and Mulholland a lot of people say Mahal and never was the same. After that. He was already an old, man. He was kind of encouraged to retire from the water department at that point. He was no longer chief engineer from what heard about that damn exit. Like, I heard that they'd knocked bodies so far away that they found bodies in Mexico. They found bodies everyone they still find bodies occasionally. Because what happened was a lot of the people who got killed were. I tin at workers working on different rail lines. So nobody really even knew, you know, back then in the twenties still even John might go off to the west to work, and you just never hear from him again. And so people didn't even know he had disappeared. Yeah. I mean, like, I guess he's like a quotable, dude. Because the thing he said about the same Francis. Dan, that I thought was really striking is he said the only ones I envy about this thing are the ones who are dead. Yes. And he was very well known, Holland and Mowbray is not like this at all in the movie. Ray seems kind of like a boring do-gooder Mohammed was known as like a jokester in like real wry and funny and all the guys who worked for the water department loved him. And he actually got his his first big break when the water company was still private because the guy who owned the water come be asked him a question. He was basically like fuck off. Like, I do what I do. And the guy was like, you're fantastic things that never happened real. Of course, I get fired. But this guy was like oh that kid has spunk. Like make the city of that. I mean, this whole town is based on this idea of Dino, flimflam it or gangsters or or people that are going outside of the law. I mean, the film business was in New York, but to work in the film business, you had to be under the the the banner of Thomas Edison that he owned the equipment. He owned the production means, and if you did it without his approval, he would say gangsters after you. He would sue. To you and a bunch of people they call themselves the independence actually across country to California to make an shoot film because they knew it'd be so hard to basically be caught. They couldn't send people across the country mafia with Tra travel cross country like to you know, to give you a knee cap job or something like that what he was kind of chasing them out of New York. And right felt that they could get away from him. Right. If they came to Los Angeles and LA really was like the end of the world. I mean, it was the last wild West Frontier. And I think China town does a really good job of showing that these are all guys with a wild west mindset. They're going to do what they have to do. They're going to create the city they want to create and they're going to kill anybody who gets in their way. And I think that that is kind to me the power, and greed, and also you will do anything to create what you think is for the better good and Mulholland talks about that a lot when the aqueducts being built because you. You see a lot of papers like William Randolph, Hearst examined or a while or super against the Akwa dot and a lot of socialist politicians, like a politician job Harriman who ran for mayor. They made the Akwa dot this huge selling point of look at all these corrupt due to bought up the San Fernando Valley for this water. Like, this water isn't really for. You. This water is to further their aims for what they want for the city, not to save your. And yeah, I think China is really good job of showing that you know, there's a fine line between to build an empire. You've got a fuck shit up. I mean, really you got a mess some stuff up if you wanna create me look America. I mean, our histories gnarly this plot is so Chinatowns always to such a complicated script in it's such a complicated story, but the real story is much more complicated. So like and Chinatown to me as such a quintessential seventies like shades of gray. Like is it like who knows good or bad? And like put the real story is only shades of gray Housley. Thank you so much for coming onto pooled for sharing with us all of your history. People you go to calm. You can see a link to everything that she does which is everything all the time. You're going to walking tours of downtown LA. Well, they thank you so much. Thanks, y'all. Today

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"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

07:55 min | 2 years ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

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Is that fracture prints are made in Gainesville Florida from Aotearoa source right here in the US and they're green company operating a carbon neutral factory. So visit fracture me dot com slash unschooled. That's fracture me dot com slash unspoiled for a special discount on your first fracture order and don't forget to pick unspoiled in the one question survey after the checkout. There's a lot of things for you to do. But it's helpful to us. If you do all these things that's fracture me dot com slash unspoiled. And make sure you check unschooled in the one question survey after checkout. What's interesting about the history of LA is what a multicultural city. It's always been. And that's one of the things that actually like a about the casting of this movie. Is you see that? This was always such a melting pot of different communities. I mean Chinatown LA, you know, it existed in the late nineteenth century. It's been here forever. You know? It's it's where like Union Station is today, China China do used to be and then they put a whole very street there, and they made a new Chinatown, then they actually made this other thing called China city. Yeah. The woman who made over street people who live in LA, we'll know over street is like kind of imitation Mexican village. It's reminds me of you know, being home and in the woman who built that also built this include China's city where she like took some of the props from the good earth this movie that also came out in like legit 1937, and she put that building there, and they had this like fake Chinatown. But then the real Chinatown was also being built around the same time lex north Trenton wasn't even in V regional script like the -cation of times referenced. But those that Polanski added any he's, you know, we need to we should end the movie in Chinatown, which is so interesting because it's such a pivotal scene in the entire film, and the only seen where are three leads are all on screen together. They're never together except for that that one little moment. And what's so interesting is how they sort of resist saying Chinatown for a beat because they're there because MRs Mauricio for Khan lives in Chinatown. He's told her to go like meet him at contests and conscious gives the address over he lives, and there's a Jack Nicholson won't say the word Chinatown when he realizes where it is. And he just won't do it. He won't say the word, and I think that's so interesting structurally because there's a lot in here about characters won't come out and say what they mean. But are making it really obvious. They won't say it all the times that fade don't always stumbles over the word husband, or like, she's like my husband or like, even even even this little joker here that happens in Jack Nicholson is talking to Faye Dunaway. No question from us. Right. Mrs mall, right. Frankly tonight, you save my. You say my neck did away. It's a little bit overdone. But you know, what he's trying. Now, the guy who told her embarrassing horrible. John chinaman, Joe is at least know watching his words. Let's talk about free Dunaway in this. Character originally, it was going to be alley McGraw, but she divorced producer, Robert Evans. Kids stays in the picture, Robert Evans, classic insane. Robert Evans for Steve McQueen. He's like, well, you won't be in that movie. And then Robert Evans wanted gene Funda for the part, but Roman plants didn't want. Jane funny wanted Faye? Dunaway and Faye. Dunaway. Kind of coming off this weird run films because she had been amazing in bonding, CLYDE, we talked about it on the show. And then what it does to movies after that that don't really connect the three musketeers is one of them and another film that just was not kind of paying off in the premise of how. How amazing people thought she was going to be. But in this film, you can see Jack Nicholson. Oh, that's Jack movie. I see him. He always feels a little bit like Jack Nicholson this character feels so incredibly different from her portrayal bonding, CLYDE. Yeah. I mean, I think what's so interesting about this character is like, you never know when she's lying, and she's like incredibly mask like honestly, you know, her face is done like a mask, the lips the perfect eyebrows. I mean, I think Fay was saying that the only thing room implants gave really cared about was her makeup, which was based on his own mother's look pre World War Two, which is interesting. That's well, putting that in the context of his mom, dying Auschwitz. That's okay. Yeah. He said that that was like he was very specific about wanting that that lipstick in the shape of a cupid's bow. And and she looks jarring in a way as those penciled on eyebrows. Like, you said to mask she doesn't break the mask in like a you can't tell what the mask is four for. So. Long. I mean, right. She's definitely lying about something. We don't really get it. She's got all these layers to to this performance, but they're hidden under this complete composure that she almost never breaks. You know, what I think really knocked me out about it is like even not getting direction from Polanski, you know, about her character's motivation. But you think like this is a part where she'd really liked somebody to kind of say like, here's some dimensions of the scene. Let's really talk about it. This is not the kind of part. We just wanna be thrown into the deep end in to figure it out by yourself, which she did she did these little things that I find really smart like I pulled a clip from the scene where she's just been in bed with Jack Nicholson, and he brings up her father. And you hear some nerves in her voice. You hear that something is up. But it's this physical thing. She does where she's been comfortable being topless in bed with him. And suddenly you watch or start to cover up her body. It's almost like this. Involuntary response to thinking of dad into protecting herself. It has to do. He he owns it. You know? I saw on.

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"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

08:41 min | 2 years ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

"I like seeing with the MRs more with the fake one for a couple reasons one because I love how little he cares. You really hear the disaffection in his voice in that scene in too. Because if you're watching this the first time, this is our introduction to miss Moray. You don't know that she's a faker, but there's little giveaways and just like she doesn't sound exactly like how rich woman would sound. She doesn't look exactly like how they don't always does up. They both wear black nets. But like fakeness mall, Ray has feathers and diamonds, and I she's overdoing it and you hear that in the scene too small, right? How do you do Mr. Geddes? Now, what seems to be the problem? My husband. I believe is seeing another woman. No, really. No, really like he does not care doing. And there's this kind of interest in comedy. I think in when you first see Mr. Maura after that he such a mousy little man with Zulu asses. You're like that man is cheating on this woman. Really? And it seems like sort of a joke. And then when you see Faye Dunaway in you're like that minutes cheating on that woman. Then you know, that something is weird and wrong. I think just from the casting of this tiny little mousy, dude. He doesn't even research. That's the actual MS Mullery takes editor phase value. And I think this movie has all these kind of comedy beats because he is kind of a slacker detective in many ways, Doug, if you went to the mores house, he'll be like who's the blonde woman who lives here, if he followed the wife all he'd be like, wait why she live in this like bungalow complex in eggo bark. Yeah. He's just I think taking the paycheck, and you know, there's a line in the film when you fade done away says to him, you know, what did what did you do in Chinatown? He said as little. As possible or something along those lines. And now he's coming to basically realize that his actions have consequences. I it's a blow to his ego that he got fooled. And I think that that's what he's trying to prove at first. And then he actually starts to care. I mean, do you think that he really falls in love with Evelyn, or do you think there's a real connection there? He just wants to protect her because of all the things that he's never done before. I don't think he really falls enough with Evelyn. I mean, there's a scene right after he in Dunaway fall into bed, which by the way, I just gonna wanna flag they're like make outsing. Well, she's fixing the blood on his nose. I just can't imagine a world where girls like I'm gonna make out with this dude with letty knows blood all over my face because that is what would happen. And I wish that there was this deal that was congealed blood. She was like it was there that just wouldn't happen. I just can't I do not believe that your first kiss. If you're like premiss rises Moray would happen with the dude is like, a bleeding everywhere. And if it did I wish that there had been a shot where you get to see the blood all over her face. There's no costs for this. And that man is bleeding everywhere. We'll do you think maybe she's working double indemnity angle on this like, you know, not seducing him, but making him care for her see would buy, and, but we don't really see that side of one of the things about this movie that so interesting like most Noir is our seeing only from his perspective. He's telling us the story. But we're only seeing it from his perspective. So, you know, in a weird way. We don't know what her real motivations. Are. You know, if she believes she can manipulate him into getting her out because I mean, that's what the end of the film is, you know, in in what I think the original intent of the ending was going to be was that he was going to get them out. And I believe that that because like she doesn't seem to need him except for that. Yeah. It doesn't seem like they get along. Very, well, you know, you don't really feel. I think a ton of chemistry between them and actually even after that bedroom seen when they're lying in bed. She's trying to get him to talk a little bit about his past. And he's not that interested in opening up to. So they don't really seem to connect. I think that well, but I think she's putting on a decent show probably to be taken care of. Because when you look at our character, she went from her dad to her dad's partner, isn't she was just under her does partners protection. And now she needs somebody new to protect her because he's dead. Also, kind of reflects interestingly owned on Maure who is a pivotal character in the film. We view him as being what you said earlier like he cares about the water supply and all this stuff. But we also have this guy who is marrying his partner's daughter who must be exponentially younger than him. Like, you know, there's something a little sleazy and weird about that too. I mean is never really brought up that that's a weird thing. But I think you have to acknowledge it's a little bizarre to marry your partner's daughter. Yeah. I mean, unless you already hate your partner, and you're trying to protect her on a strange way. I mean, it is interesting that this is a film where you know, it's. Probably town script is very clear about saying that what happens to her is rape, very, they're they're very very clear about it. And I think there's something kind of unusual in the fact that no across the John Huston. Character never comes out. Nobody actually says out loud that like he might have extra enjoyed murdering alway because he took his daughter. But it's definitely there. It's just you find out about their relationship. So late that I don't think you get the second level of it so much you're talking about water and money and water money. And then you're like, oh, he just straight up also stole this thing that he thought he owned again, not to keep harping on this. It's only from Jack Nicholson's perspective. So we don't get to see the film from anybody else's is it's all the way he's looking at them. And I think in his mind he's not getting into that relationship. He he's more concerned about getting back on top after he was tricked and getting to the bottom of this. You know? Yeah. I mean, he's a defensive guy. Like there's that scene early on when the pictures of Mr. Moore, you're on the front cover, and he is getting his shaving done. I'm always fascinated by men had other people's shave them for the longest time. I've always wanted to do it. It seems to be a blast. And then I'm like, I never met the right beard growth where that would feel. But here listen to the way that he just keeps saying it's an honest living and the way that he says it I feel like he doesn't believe it. Paper quick, I know myself making honest living flesh. This story. This guy who got tired of school us wife, and he sits for an honest living is look clearly he doesn't feel like it's an honest. He used to be a comp we hear how he feels about his entire job when the fake mismile raise their, you know, he's not a good guy. Nutbag? I guy doesn't want to be questioned at all what I think is. So interesting about what ties that scene together the barbershop scene with the next one where we meet MRs Moulay? This is one of the things I really like about just the script is you have this Barbara trying to interrupt this fight being let me tell you this horrible joke, you know, about about Chinese men and in the very next Jack Nicholson is just so excited to tell everybody this joke. It's this kind of like through line that takes you from one moment to the other person. And he's going to protect his secretary from having to hear this joke by sending her away in that comedy of just bursting with the stupid joke as you see Faye. Dunaway emerge from the background and just. Watch him make a fool of himself. I love that scene. It's such a classically comedic moment. Centered around such a problematic joke or not a problem. I think it's in character for the character. And the joke is on him in a way. Yes. Helling such a stupid joke. But then the film views all the Asian characters through lens that is incredibly stereotypical. I mean, this film was even at the time protested by the Asian Americans for fair media had a rally in front of the mass Chinese, and they said under spokesman said that we are appalled by the blatant racism of the movies jokes dismayed to see the same old stereotyped roles for Asian actors portrayed in resentful of the implied comparison of our community with the perverted decadence of the rich white heroes in the film, as I was saying that's really interesting because I think sometimes we think that like only now with distance are we able to see what's problematic and people were. Upset at the time. They are people holding signs that said that this movie is rated racist.

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"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

04:31 min | 2 years ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

"Importance. Come again. Got drug passed out about them, the riverbed the LA river. All bridge. What's wrong with that? That's not completely dry. Ain't exactly ground damp. Riverbed no matter how south of us who you water. He drummed. You don't even see that letter. You just hear it. Here's some water win Jack Nicholson walks into the murder scene of the fake MRs Moreh trip in from kitchen. You're not seeing what are in any of these shots, by the way. It's all just added in after the fact, then here's my favorite water. There's a bunch of letters. I wanted us like an hour of water clips, this is water from when Jack Nicholson I goes to the mores house in there. He realizes that. They're washing the car without water and the absence of water. The this is a man who's conserving water in his own home for reasons that maybe Kim like more of figure whose intelligent about the use of water, not the guy who would waste water here is all of that interest is strange little sound effect. You cannot escape water water the having it the leaking of it the absence of it. It is everywhere in this film, and it is stalking you. And like you said it's a killer to it is responsible for the death that this whole kind of revolves around. We'll teams like that idea of subtlety is something that was going on throughout the entire film. I would argue that one of the major points settling this film is I think they are trying to capture this idea of forties Noir. Picture, you know, in the in the vein of the Maltese falcon or the big sleep. But yet they don't use voiceover narration that we've talked about in the past record it. They didn't use it. And I think in a weird way it kind of modernizes what we know from enor- mix a little bit smarter and the wants to further that Jerry Goldsmith composed the themes of the film, but he wasn't the original composer, the original composer, Chris. Added a whole entire score fully complete score. And then they decided to replace all of that they gave Jerry Goldsmith two weeks to write a score for the film. And I want to play for you some of the original score, which I think might have been maybe a little too much. So this is from an album called Los Angeles nineteen thirty seven because the original composer felt lambreau was not allowed to ever release it as a Chinatown soundtrack, but they were able to release this album. All right. So here that that feels I wanna say broad, and it's interesting like it gets wacky ego. It gets super wacky. It's very much discordant cacophonous unsettling strange. I like it. But it draws a lot of attention to its well, that's what I felt like if felt like it was like this is a scored felt like not like taxi driver has that that score. We talked about that a lot where it makes you feel unsettled. This feels like it's trying to be noticed more and the texture ever score while unsettling as kind of part of the rhythm of the film and argue that Jerry Goldsmith's score. Listen to his main titles is a little bit more naturalistic. See I feel like here. Just feels. More. Classic more. Traditionally classic actually pop up in a nineteen forties. So yeah, I think the Trumper was told that he was supposed to play the trumpet sexy. But not like, it's good sex. Do you think works? I mean that kind of silent streaky nece, it has it makes me think of the sound of just like watching a car drive by on a lonely street. It's it's unsettling, and I think the scores really interesting because it's not there honestly for a lot of it. This is a really naturalistic film. There's a lot of just like birds

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"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

08:29 min | 2 years ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Unspooled

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They build themselves and the cops who sort of. Chase after them. Tackle them yell at them scream at them. It was on forever. It is still on forever in in these decades. Now, it's been on TV. I've always been curious how much this cop show in our daily lives has affected people. How how it affects a we think about cops. How it affects hops think of themselves like what has cops done to our national psyche. Well, running from cops is the show that explains what cops has done to the American break where you could tell me what do they do what hosts Dan Turkey is out to try to understand is has this intimate. Rough look into the criminal Justice system shaped the criminal Justice system. And that is the question is after has it shaped think of the police, and has it shaped the way think of criminals, but even more importantly, he tracks down the people that were arrested on the show, Amy like he literally goes finds them and goes, what was your side of the story. And think about that, you know, cops was huge before the internet people of their on cops. And you knew them this is a public humiliation. So we get to kind of. Here. The other side of the story. This is the perfect show. You can listen and subscribe to running from cops right now and your podcast app. It's nineteen seventy four and Los Angeles is thirsty for water and blood the movie Chinatown. Hey, everybody. Welcome to the schooled. I am Paul Scheer Nicholson, and this is the podcast every single week. We look at the af is top one hundred films of all time, the two thousand seven edition and find out if they really are as good as people say and how they've influenced the filmmakers of today. Amy last week. We saw the treasure of the Sierra Madre, and our listeners voted overwhelmingly to keep this movie on the af I list surprise surprise. That makes me happy. This movie was such a fun watch. It was so fun. And we got a bunch of really interesting comments. You know, what I wanted to start off with one that I saw here from Michael arrow would who said that the prospector from Toy Story. I believe to was based so clearly on Walter Huston's character from this film the treasure of the Sierra Madre. And now that I've seen it. I'm like, oh, yeah. They're almost identical characters. I love it. I love it. When you really get to making context because you finally see the origin stole had never occurred to me before either. Which makes me think Disney the Disney ish, do you think all that the goal dust that sweeps through the end of this movie is feno San? Keep an endgame. I like that never expect a superhero reference from you, Amy. I liked that a lot you think that that's? You think that that's? You think that that's like old ashes of like Black Panther or like Spiderman just going by? Hey, amy. I wanted to bring up another comment that someone brought up. This is from uncle dirt nap. They were upset that Leonard Maltin wouldn't include the big sleep in his top three best Bogart films. Do you where do you fall in the big sleep? That's interesting. I mean, I just got back from the league in San Francisco, we were just New Orleans outlet, right? Like we went to the bar the Maltese felt like the Maltese falcon buyer. He's like outer sandwich in the middle of the night. Oh, yeah. Went there a MARTINI. I mean, there's there's maybe there's too much bigger in the world. But I would like to see somebody. Look, let them on face to face and say, you got this wrong. You gotta challenge mutton. So I mean this week we're talking about Chinatown, and we ask people to call in and say forget it Jake. It's blank. And I know that you and I have been on a text chain. And we've sent a couple of funny towns to us we've seen forget it Jake. It's what was a picture of the New Orleans city when I was in San Francisco sent you a place a picture of a sign that said China town kites. Forget it Jake. It's Chinatown kites finale. Are your version of this? Unforgettable line. Forget it guy. It's labor town. It's kokomo. Forget it Jake it Sesame Street. Forget it Jake. The trader Joe's parking lot. Get a juice flavor town. Forget about it takes its dollywood. Forget eddie. It's Toontown keeping weird Jake. It's pasta. Forget it. Jake. It's flavor town. Forget it Jake. It's Branson, Missouri. Forget it Jake. It's petticoat junction. Forget it Jake. It's kankakee. Forget it here. It's flavor town. Forget it Jake. It's the premise of the film memento. Forget it Jake. It's the spiders forget it Jake. It's supposedly guacamole cost extra. I need to save the flavor town because I don't know if you know, this my best friend is on a quest it every single guy fairy restaurant. She's taking me. She's trying to she started. I love you, sweetie. Doing that own my God. All right. Yeah. There's a pantley when that's on the cruise ships. It's like the floating island and Super Mario three. So I would say either forget about it. It is just flavor town. I mean flavor town guy Fieri literally dozens of people using the flavor town. I mean to shocking degree guy Fieri his reach knows, no bounds. I would watch this movie. I would watch him with guy Fieri. Griller through the streets of Chinatown grilling, by the way. I mean, why not I mean, I'm I'm in national geographic's getting into movies. Now, why not have the food network start to do their own, you know, feature films. Like, let's get Ryan Murphy up in here doing a Chinatown with guy Fieri, please make that poster someone that's listened to this show. Also, speaking of great people who listen to the show, I wanna thank Kate Littleton and all the people in our Facebook group for helping us get together some information we wanted to update our website a little bit and include all the films that we have mentioned that we wanted on the list, but aren't currently on the list. And now we have an updated list because of you you went back and listen to all the episodes. You also help us determine all the films that we thought should be on the list and the films that we didn't think should be on those. So when we can put together a really comprehensive fiftieth recap show. So thank you to everybody in our Facebook group for doing that, we appreciate you. So so much and thank you Kate. For kind of keeping track of everything we really appreciate we really do and also sentimental vibes to Kate this week. She's moving from Germany to the state. Oh, very exciting and a happy birthday to someone who's in our movie this week. That's right. Jack Nicholson turns eighty two this week. He is a star of Chinatown and Amy. What are you saying you want to get into it? Yeah. You know? It's fascinating is that means Jack Nicholson was born in nineteen thirty seven which means he was born two year of this movie. Oh, wow. I love it. All right. Let's say that fact in more for right now.

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"chinatown" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"chinatown" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"So we set a couple times cultural insensitivity at least what are some examples of that how is there you know if this were citibank i think the guys would be and they were charge i think the guys would have a lot a less rough time navigating the legal system well yeah if if it were citibank would still be in discovery no one mean there would be nothing would have happened by now but yeah i mean i think one of the journalists who covered the story in the film says that if it had been a blackowned bank in they had chained black employees together and paraded down the hall way that that would have been looked at very differently i think that for the chinese and their history in this country in their community they looked at that as being incredibly racist yet but then when you get into the trial itself it's hard to know to what degree it was calculated versus just insensitive right but the prosecution's case rested very much on trying to create this impression that in chinatown there are nothing but fraudulent loan officer as an mortgage bars that people are are all trying to escape by and work the system that's a denigration a constant denigration of asianamericans shifty and oh paik in their dealings and i think that there's even something to it that we call the bank abac has but of course its name is based on the chinese characters and a jury that doesn't read chinese characters would resolve the jury right now now the west there wasn't an asian on the jersey right there wasn't an age on jerry you put up the name of the bank in the chinese characters it just seems far and it seems like we'll who knows what's going on there right and and what the da's office did in trying the cases they they definitely tried to conflate the fraud with questions about paying taxes yes right and it is true as the defence lawyer says in the film it is true that in immigrant communities like this community where people are gaining a foothold in this country where they're mostly working in cash economy in it's been historically true it's not just true the chinese is at the payment of taxes is something that is not fully done.

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