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Reminiscences of Shui Mak Ka : oral history, 2003.

Creator: Ka, Shui Mak, 1930-
Project: September 11, 2001 telling lives oral history project:
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 14 p. sound recording: 1 sound disc (149 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Union Representative.

Scope and Contents

Born in Taishan, Guangdong, China; career: work for tax bureau in China, union organizer in Chinatown, New York City; memories of early childhood; Japanese invasion of China, wartime atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers, death of mother and stepmother; Kuomintang era in China, references to poverty and disease; liberation of China, inflation, joining the Communist Party, arrest of infamous smuggler; union work in the United States, role as union representative in garment industry, memories of strikes and union speeches, confronting non-unionized factories, fear of Chinatown gangs, threats to organizers.


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