Island : poetry and history of Chinese immigrants on Angel Island 1910-1940

Lai, H. Mark

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  • Creator Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, Judy Yung
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1991.
  • Physical Details
    • 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 0295971096, 9780295971094
  • OCLC ocm23210977


  • Angel Island, in San Francisco Bay, was the entry, internment center, and often closest approach to the US for Chinese immigrants in the early 20th century. Here are the thoughts they carved and inkbrushed on their barrack's walls, discovered after the center closed in 1940. Facing pages of Chinese and English. No index.


  • English and Chinese, with additional bibliography in Chinese.
  • Cover title also in Chinese: Ai lun shi ji.
  • Reprint. Originally published: San Francisco : HOC DOI, 1980.
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 172).
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