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Anti-Chinese law served the Chinese well

The United States' Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 barred the Chinese from migrating to that country for the next six decades. It also banned ethnic Chinese residents from becoming American citizens and voters.

Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am

Unhappy with cartoon's Arab stereotype

Harry's cartoon on Friday, June 14, was a cheap and nasty slur on anyone of Arab heritage.

The 'crazed Arab terrorist' stereotype is a quick and easy, almost fashionable, image for some cartoonists. Arabs have become the new bogeymen, with oil wells in their backyards, camels in the garage and evil on their minds.

22 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Struggle dates back to 1840s

The plight faced by Chinese illegal immigrants to the United States reflects more than 160 years of struggle.

From the arrival of the first 'coolie' workers during the gold rush of the 1840s, Chinese-Americans have woven themselves into the fabric of US life.

24 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Home-grown hero

As Andrew Adams gazes across a Victoria Harbour crowded with clipper ships, frigates, brigs and sloops-of-war, he fixes his eye on a magnificent Chinese junk, and hatches the prank that will prove a catalyst to two weeks of havoc and heroism.

20 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Australian film treat

When the consulates decide to promote themselves, it usually leads to an unexpected treat for culture vultures. Le French May is an annual pleasure, but Celebrate Australia 1996, is, as the name suggests, a one-off.

They have brought us Circus Oz, and now a choice selection of films showing over the month at the Arts Centre.

6 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

'Mr Wei will be in many people's thoughts and prayers this Christmas. He will certainly be in mine.' - The Governor, Chris Patten 'If interference does come, then the way to deal with it is to oppose it.

17 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

All dressed up and everywhere to grow

THE breezes of old Shanghai swirled fiercely around the Pedder Building when David Tang's retail emporium - Shanghai Tang - opened for business at the weekend.

Himself was there in his regulation attire, now come to be known as 'coolie chic'.

26 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

'Low' Chinese

FIONNUALA Halligan's amusing article ''Split ends in the land of Big Hair'' (Sunday Morning Post, June 16) deserves to be read by all those tens of millions of Chinese who harbour misconceived and illusory ideas of being Chinese in North America.

The fact is that almost everything Chinese (except food) ranks pretty low on the social and cultural totem pole.

20 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Coolies at the China Club

WHAT plot might it be that is being hatched at the China Club? Sipping tea and awaiting someone in the club's library, we happened to glance at a yellowing tome left open near one of the chairs that aroused our curiosity.

Peering at the title of the book we read - A Report On The Plight Of Chinese Coolies In Cuba.

28 May 1993 - 12:00am