BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3921@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20121006T000000Z DTEND:20121006T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The book\, Chinatown\, San Jose\, USA&nbsp\; By Connie Young Yu will be discussed.\n\nChinatown\, San Jose\, USA focuses on the Chinese s ettlement of Heinlenville (located within the boundaries of today's San Jo se Japantown). The author draws on family records\, correspondence\, oral interviews with former residents\, and newspaper accounts from 1887 to 193 1. The book describes the formation and demise of Heinlenville within the context of Chinese immigration and anti-Chinese legislation that set the s tage for discrimination against the Chinese in San Jose and in other citie s in California.\n \n Yu\, a third-generation Californian\, researches and writes extensively on the role and experiences of Chinese-Americans. Much of her work focuses on individuals who both shaped and were shaped by Hei nlenville. A few of the colorful characters that have been captured in her stories include the town's founder\, John Heinlen\, a San Jose businessma n and friend of the Chinese community\, and Sing Kee\, a Heinlenville resi dent and World War I hero. \n \n Books may be purchased at the JAMsj museu m store. If you have questions\, please contact Aggie Idemoto at or aggie@ jamsj.org.&nbsp\;&nbsp\; SUMMARY:JAMsj Book Talk: Chinatown\, San Jose\, USA URL:/en/events/2012/10/06/jamsj-book-talk-chinatown-san-jose-usa/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR