Most of Maine's Chinese immigrants came from the part of Toishan
District in Guangdong Province known as Sze Yup and had entered the United States or Canada on the West Coast before moving east.
A Toronto-based missionary of white heritage who lived for many years in China and spoke Toishan
, the dialect of most Toronto residents of Chinese heritage, conducted his own survey of waitresses.
5, 1950, in Toishan
, China, to Yue and Jean Chin Eng.
Most of the women were from the Sze Yup districts of Guangdong Province (Sunwui, Toishan
, Hoiping, and Yanping), while Lee Puey You was from Chungshan District, where the Lung Do dialect was spoken.
The movements to North America were almost entirely from four districts in the Western Pearl River Delta and mainly from one of these districts, Taishan (Toishan
So we learn about patriarchal excesses in late nineteenth-century Toishan
; the impossibility of interracial marriages in racist America; the complicated race and class divisions not just between white and Asian but also between Asian and African American.
Although family history indicates that he was born in Tong How Village in the Toishan
District of Canton Province, he was able to convince the commissioner that he had been born in San Francisco, California.
We tell the story of the Cantonese from Toishan
and Zhongshan, rather clannish people who were among the first Chinese to immigrate to our area.
(9.) "Hum" was the pronunciation from the Toishan
Since Portland has had a only small Chinese population, (2) its Chinese restaurants have had to cater to the taste of the general community by offering strictly "American" fare along with heavily Americanized Chinese food based loosely on the Cantonese cuisine familiar to the early Chinese immigrants who most frequently originated in or near the Toishan
District of Kwangtung (Guangdong) Province in southeastern China.
--A Gold Mountain rhyme from Toishan
quoted in "Xinning zazhi" (1949), excerpted from "The Chinese of America" exhibit, Chinese Historical Society of America (1)
After our night flight from San Francisco reached Hong Kong in the morning, we took the train to arrive at Guangzhou in the afternoon, when we immediately transferred to a bus that took our group to our first destination, Taicheng (Toishan
City) (1) in Taishan Municipality.