Bridge 1.2 (September/October 1971)
Managing Editors: Frank Ching, Margaret Loke
Issue Coordinator: Odoric Wou, Jing Jhi Wu
Editorial: Peter Chow, Chistopher Chow, Rockwell chin, Victor Li, Peter Pan, Robin Wu, N.T. Yung
Table of Contents:
- "A Fragmented Community: the Chinese in Britain" by D. Pong; "D. Pong takes a close look at the community of Chinese in Britain: how it's been, how it is now and what the future holds in store."
- "When Miss Chen Meets Steve McQueen": "This study, done by the University of Wisconsin's psychiatric institute, probes the reactions of Far Eastern students to life in America."
- "Third Class Minority" Panel Discussion. Panelists: "Professor C.T. Wu of Hunter College, New York city, Irving Chin, New York City's Commissioner on Human Rights, and Dr. Chih Meng of China Institute, discuss their experiences working with Chinese in America."
- "Prologue of a Romantic": "The story of George Gum, 82-year-old Chinese immigrant.
- "Getting Beyond Vol. 1, No 1: Asian-American Periodicals. "Rocky Chin examines publications that deal with the lot of Asians in America."
Gidra (Los Angeles. English)
Rodan (San Francisco, English)
Chinese Awareness (San Francisco, English),
Getting Together (I Wor Kuen, New York City, English),
Pacific Citizen (JACL, Los Angeles. English),
New York Nichibei (New York City. Japanese),
East/West (biweekly: English Chinese. San Francisco)
Third World News (UC Davis. English)
Kalayaan International (San Francisco. English)
Hawaiit Pono Journal (Hawaii)
Hawaiian Ethos (Hawaii)
Huli (literally, Hawaiian for 'overthrow). Radical Hawaiian journal.
Common Bond (Boston)
Hawaii Free People's Press (Haleiwa, Hawaii)
De Zhong Bao (Vancouver)
Asian Americans for Action (New York City)
Collage (Buddhist Church, New York City)
Two Bridges newsletter (New York City)
Amerasia Journal (New Haven/ Los Angeles)
Aion (San Francisco)
Ting, the Cauldron (San Francisco. Published by the Glide Foundation)
- Book Review: The Heathen Chinee: a study of American attitudes towards China, 1890-1905 by Robert McClellan. Review by Robin Wu.
- Poem: "A Poem" by Fay Chiang
- Poem: "Yellow Pearl" by Chris Iijima and Joann Miyamoto:
"an I am a yellow pearl
and you are a yellow pearl
and we are the yellow pearls
we are half the world
we are half the world."
- Poem: "Moon and Old Folks" by Lo yen
- Editorial by Frank Ching:
Excerpt: "When a second-generation Japanese-American was a student at Princeton, he was asked to give a talk on 'Princeton as Asians see it.' he declined, saying he wasn't qualified. 'I'm not really an Asian,' he explained, 'just an American in disguise.'
The experience of Daniel O. Okimoto, which he recounts in his new book, American in Disguise, is relevant to Chinese-Americans as well--it is applicable to all Americans of Asian ancestry.
Given the dominant white ethnocentric culture of the United States, where one is either white or non-white, the Chinese are non-white and hence are handicapped from the start. The typical American boy or girl on TV commercials is almost invariably white. Blacks have become more visible only in recent years. [...]
While this attitude [seeing the Asian as non-American] is not necessarily hostile, it is a definite, if unconscious, refusal on the part of many Americans to acknowledge that Americans are a people of extremely diverse cultural and racial backgrounds, including people of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino and other Asian ancestry.
"The non-acceptance of people of Asian ancestry is a subtle form of discrimination, which makes it extremely difficult for Asian Americans to believe that this is really their country, even though they have no other home."
- Guest Column: "Chinatown: Hell on the Golden Mountain" by Henri Chang. "A young Asian American looks at his home in Chinatown, not as an oversized kitchen, but as a ghetto with all its acompanying agonies."