Eric Li, interviewed by Elizabeth Hardink
Scope and Contents
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.
- February to June 2005
- From the Collection: MacDougall, Pauleena (Interviewer, Person)
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From the Collection: 16 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
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.
- Emigration and immigration -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Food habits -- Social aspects Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hong Kong (China) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oral history Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Racism -- American Northeast Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tang’s Palace (Madawaska, Me.)
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