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February 14th, 2011


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08:35 am - #13
As I was working my way through the bookcases, I came upon a book my father had brought home from China, which I hadn't looked at yet. This was The Jews in Shanghai. It had a grand total of three paragraphs of background matter, but pages of photos of the folks who immigrated to Shanghai over the century or so. The book was a bit poignant, but the title I found a bit telling: "in" rather than "of". Even after some generations of residency, the Chinese still viewed them as outsiders. It's a bit sad to realize that.

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From:mycroftca
Date:February 15th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
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The Greater Los Angeles area is similar, though our mix is different, with lots more Central Americans and lots more diversity in our Asian population. But at brunch on Sunday, my spouse noted that we were the only gringos eating; I pointed out that she was wrong...I was the only gringo.

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From:forestcats
Date:February 16th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
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Love you!
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From:mycroftca
Date:February 16th, 2011 07:59 am (UTC)
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Love you back!
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