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Eric Li, interviewed by Elizabeth Hardink

 Series

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Maine Folklife Center and the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine proposed to study and present the ways that immigrants in central and eastern Maine connect themselves with their ethnicity.

Dates

  • February to June 2005

Creator

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Extent

From the Collection: 16 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Abstract

NA3724 Eric Li, interviewed by Elizabeth Hardink, June 5, 2005, at his home, Bangor, Maine. Li talks about bieng born in Hong Kong, China; living there until he was 8; comparison of Chinese and American cultures; favorite foods; came to the United States with his father around 1989; lived in New York; moved to Madawaska, Maine when he was in sixth grade; father owns Chinese restaurant in Madawaska named Tang’s Palace; comparison of city life in New York and Hong Kong; discrimination toward Asians in Maine schools; change in Hong Kong when People’s Republic of China took over; past communism compared to communism today in China; Chinese adapting to American culture. Text: 27 pp. transcript.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

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