CHP-194-The History of Toi San and US Immigration

In this episode, Laszlo looks at U.S. Immigration during the bad old days of Chinese Exclusion.  The subject will be examined through the telling of the stories of three rather plain and non-extraordinary brothers from Haiyang Village in Toi San (Taishan in Mandarin).  These three Moy brothers were featured in Scott Seligman’s 2013 book “Three Tough Chinamen” (Earnshaw Books).  In addition to the Chinese Exclusion laws, Laszlo briefly introduces the life of another Toisanese, Ng Poon Chew.  And at no extra price, Laszlo also gives the history of the Taishan region a nice neat overview.  Check the links below for more great reading.