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Dilemmas of An Unexpected Invitation to Tour the Mississippi Delta in 2008

Posted by John Jung on February 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

       In researching background material for writing Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton, a social history of Mississippi Delta Chinese grocers, I used several different types of material ranging from academic scholarly work, other accounts about the Delta Chinese grocers, interviews, and a small set of oral histories from the Delta State University Archives recorded back in the 1970s or 80s. The latter material came from interviews of about 2...

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Mississippi-Style Char Siu recipe

Posted by John Jung on November 16, 2011 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A recipe from Martha Hall Foose’s cookbook, "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook" for a roast pork dish that Chinese in the Delta prepared, named aptly, "Chinese Grocery Roast Pork."

Foose noted that

"In 1920 the city of Greenville reportedly...

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MS Public Broadcasting: Delta Chinese Grocery Stores

Posted by John Jung on October 30, 2011 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

   Chinese in the Delta

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Return Visit of John Jung to Speak at Delta State

Posted by John Jung on September 17, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

John Jung, author of "Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton" to Speak at Delta State

http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/1073.asp?item=8319

Paul Wong signs copies of book on Chinese Mission School in Cleveland

Posted by John Jung on September 8, 2011 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Delta State Archives and Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum co-host book signing


Paul Wong signs a copy of Journey Stories from the Chinese Mission School at the Martin & Sue King Ra...

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Sharing Memories of Growing Up With Delta Chinese

Posted by John Jung on September 4, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Marietta Hurst Massey posted on FACEBOOK:   "Mississippi Delta Chinese R Us".

"I grew up and lived in the MS Delta, Clarksdale, my entire life until moving to Tupelo, MS., 12 years ago. As a child, I recall my father catering to the Chinese grocers for his purchase of meats and he would get them to grind the fresh beef and slice the steaks right there. I loved going with him to King's, Yick Joe's and Chat Sue's (M...

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"Reflections On The Chinese Mission School " Book Launch, Aug. 27

Posted by John Jung on July 25, 2011 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

     The launch of the book, "Reflections on the Chinese Mission School" edited by Paul Wong and the late Doris Ling Lee will occur in Cleveland, Ms. on Aug. 27th. 

Books available for purchase:  Order by ...

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"Reflections On The Chinese Mission School " Book Launch, Aug. 27

Posted by John Jung on July 11, 2011 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Meet Paul Wong, Editor 

Reflections on the Chinese Mission School, Cleveland. Mississippi


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Sun Wei County Roots of Delta Chinese

Posted by John Jung on June 5, 2011 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Raymond Seid, originally from Greenville, just returned from a month-long stay in Sun Wui, one of the 4 Sze Yup Counties/Districts in the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong Province in China. Thanks to Raymond for pointing out in his post on the Facebook page for Delta Chinese that,

"Much is mentioned in this blog about the Mississippi Delta Chinese having roots in Toisan or Hoiping County/District, but a number...

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Cleveland Chinese Mission School Commemorative Album

Posted by John Jung on April 7, 2011 at 12:44 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations... it is almost done!

Paul Wong and the late Doris Ling Lee worked on creating a historical document about the experiences of the Delta Chinese children who attended the Chinese Mission School in Cleveland that functioned from 1937 until the late 1940s.  Over a dozen of these students wrote personal accounts of their school memories and provided updates on their lives. Final production is underway with Delta State University arranging for public...

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