Table of Contents
- Overseas China by Frank Ching. "The oversease Chinese number 19 million, a population larger than that of two-thirds of the member countries of the U.N. How do the Chinese fare in the lands of their adoption?"
- The Chinese student: political eunuch. "A panel discussion of Chinese student movements in the U.S." Participants: J.J. Wu (Assistant professor, psychology), Frank Ching (journalist), Peter Chow (graduate student, philosophy), K.C. Foung (engineer), Peter Kwong (graduate student, comparative politics), James Siu (graduate student, sociology), Tu Wei-Ming (assistant professor, East Asian history), Tony Yee (art student)
- New York's Chinatown: an overview by Robin Wu. "The Chinatown Study Report and the Chinatown Health Survey provide a close and wide-ranging examination of Chinatown.
- Book Review of "Stilwell and the American Experience in China" by Barbara Tuchman. Review by Robin Wu: "Perhaps the U.S. Should have stayed away from China altogether."
- Book Review of The Asian in the West by Stanford M. Lyman. Review by Rockwell Chin: "Lyman is among the few scholars to place the experience of Asians in America in the contextual framework of a predominantly white, Anglo-Saxon society in which racism has been a significant part of the central value system."
- Poem: "Untitled" by Eleanor S. Yang
- Fiction: "Homecoming" by Lin Hawi
- Films: Robin We Reviews Rider of Revenge
- Editorial: "Isn't it about time that a bridge is built--between Chinese and Chinese, between Chinese and the larger society."
"A lone Chinese man arrived in new York City in 1807. The chinese in 1971 are still alone. Set apart from fellow Chinese by family background, by dialectal differences, by political outlooks, by a university degree -- or lack of it ... Set apart from the rest of the American society whi their Chinatowns of pagoda roofs and commercial bustle, in the suburban mahjong sesions, in the social clubs and student associations on university campuses ... Set apart by political impotence, for traditional Chinese distaste for politicians and historical discrimination have combined to produce a virtual exclusion of Chinese from U.S. political life... Set apart by the subtle discrimination and verbal racial slurs that have replaced the murderous rampages of old....
Isn't it about time the terrible aloofness of the Chinese is destroyed? And a bridge built--between chinese and Chinese, between Chinese and the larger society?
We believe it's time to build such a bridge."
The issue contains an advertisement for Amerasia Journal and the Asian-American Resource Center (i.e., the Basement Workshop).
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- Bridge 1.1. Cover