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FCSN Talk: History of Chinese in the Salmon Canning Industry

  • March 25, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Culture Center of TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office), 100 S. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035

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FCSN (Friends of Children with Special Needs) is presenting a community lecture event on the "History of Chinese in the Salmon Canning Industry." There is a large population of Mandarin-speaking Chinese/Chinese Americans in the Bay Area, and this lecture is intended to reach out to them.

CHCP Advisory Board member James Chiao and his twin brother Philip Chiao will be the presenters of this talk (they have been past CHCP Speaker Series presenters).

In this talk, they will cover their own experiences, as well as the early history of the salmon canning industry from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. They will describe how the Chinese migrant workers got involved in this industry, what were the types of work they performed inside the cannery, and how Chinese laborers and contractors came to dominate this segment of the labor market in the canning industry. At its peak, during the canning season each year in the late 19th century, over 5,000 Chinese migrant workers labored in canneries along the Pacific Coast from Oregon to Alaska.

The event will be conducted in Mandarin and is free, but registration is required at the following Eventbrite site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinese-in-salmon-canning-industry-in-mandarin-tickets-535441358517

For questions, contact:  jim_chiao@yahoo.com

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