Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hundred Year Old Letters

Letters from China tell history of Asian immigration

It's amazing that these letters are still around as they are very important.
If you don't know where you came from, it doesn't matter where you're doing.
You can't really track history unless you walk in that man's shoes.
There's no room for hindsight. Hindsight is for the blind.

"I was surprised to know that a hundred years ago, the Chinese migrants, they are somehow having the same concerns that we now today have," said Wong, herself from Taiwan. "There's a lot of migrant families now in Canada. One member of the family has to earn the money either in Canada or, say, in China, and send the money to their family members... So I found wow, it's a little bit similar."

Not surprising at all. Money will always be an issue 100 years ago and 100 years from now.

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