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    Default Liverpool's Chinese community

    One of Liverpool's oldest none British communties is that of the Chinese. The same people who gave us the Blue Funnel Line and the HKSB, John & Alfred Holt, John Swire, respectively, were also responsible for introducing the Chinese to Liverpool.


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    The history of L'pool's Chinese community is facinating. I'd like to read up on it a bit more but I've never found any books about it.
    I've got so many books about L'pool, but there doesn't seem to be much about China Town. I've seen a few pictures here and there, but I'd like to read and see more about Liverpool born Chinese, and their forefathers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou
    The history of L'pool's Chinese community is facinating. I'd like to read up on it a bit more but I've never found any books about it.
    I've got so many books about L'pool, but there doesn't seem to be much about China Town. I've seen a few pictures here and there, but I'd like to read and see more about Liverpool born Chinese, and their forefathers too.
    Now you would be wanting a book called Chinese Liverpudlians, Lindylou. Written by Maria Lin Wong and sub titled A history of the Chinese Community in Liverpool.

    It is available on ebay as well for a fair price.

    Chinese Liverpudlians.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.Williams
    Now you would be wanting a book called Chinese Liverpudlians, Lindylou. Written by Maria Lin Wong and sub titled A history of the Chinese Community in Liverpool.

    It is available on ebay as well for a fair price.

    Chinese Liverpudlians.

    Thank you.

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    There is a page on the History of Chinatown on the Liverpool Chinatown Business Association website.

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    Thanks AD & Howie for the links.

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    I'm interested in researching the history of a particular building in Chinatown. It's on Nelson Street. Would my best bet be going up to Fourth Floor of Central Library, or is there a better approach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia
    I'm interested in researching the history of a particular building in Chinatown. It's on Nelson Street. Would my best bet be going up to Fourth Floor of Central Library, or is there a better approach?
    What building you asking after, Julia?

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    Silk Road News is the only Chinese/English bi-lingual news magazine in the north west

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    I'm currently involved in a project called Chinese Language & Cultural Orientation. It's a short video production in a dvd format that will promote key Liverpool sites to Chinese communities outside of Liverpool. It will be in Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles

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    Ah-Ying.
    Ah-Ying? Can I ask were you got your pen name from? I know someone with the same name.
    Last edited by Sloyne; 03-01-2007 at 01:55 PM.
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    Has anyone any idea as to where i could start in finding relatives i have found out i have close family but do not know where to start as i have so little to go on any ideas would be really good ..

    Thanks Caterina..

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    Quote Originally Posted by caterina View Post
    Has anyone any idea as to where i could start in finding relatives i have found out i have close family but do not know where to start as i have so little to go on any ideas would be really good.
    Hi Caterina, unfortunately the authority on family's in Liverpool's "Chinatown", Lawrence Kee, passed away last year, however, if you PM me with the details of you relatives I will see if my wife can help and if she can't I will pass your information on to someone in Liverpool who might be able to.
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    Hello Sloyne thanks for your reply i will send you a pm..

    Caterina..

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    For anyone interested in searching for family this is a site i was recommended it is very interesting..

    yvonne@halfhalf.org.uk


    Caterina.

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    Sorry re the above message this is the person you can Email for aprivate message. The Site is

    www.halfandhalf.org.uk/


    Caterina..
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    Hello everyone Wow... I have found my family i have been following up a line of research and i had a strange feeling although the certificates said different i was right. Yes i was my Mother had changed her name that,s why i couldn,t find any trace of her but birthdates and years were right so i just knew. My mother died i found in 1987 too late to see her and ask all the questions like why ?. But i now know i have five half siblings whether they will want to know me i do not know as yet. To any one who has tried to help me and given support Thankyou from the bottom of my heart..


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    Quote Originally Posted by caterina View Post
    Hello everyone Wow... I have found my family
    Very happy for you and I hope, when you finally meet your siblings, it will be just as happy for you.
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    Very pleased to hear your news. Hope all goes well for you.

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    Lindy lou and Sloyne thank you so much for your replys i had sadness and joy . I say to anyone searching leave no stone unturned pull out all the stops. KEEP THE FAITH..

    caterina..

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    Caterina, go for it baby. Seek them all out and send them all letters, otherwise you will find out if you hadn,t, that you,ve wasted precious time. And people are so very precious, especially your own. Well done love.

    From the bottom of my heart and Lindy lou,s bottom also.

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    I,ll probably get a pm for that from Lindy. HELP

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    Hiyah Chippie thanks love for your good wishes yes you are right re the letters . I have written one so far to the main contact re one of my half sisters and have said there is no pressure. Luckily for me i have some wonderful cousins in Liverpool who have helped and supported me no end. You Liverpool people are in the words of a Yorkshire lass.

    The Salt of the Earth..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chippie View Post
    Caterina, go for it baby. Seek them all out and send them all letters, otherwise you will find out if you hadn,t, that you,ve wasted precious time. And people are so very precious, especially your own. Well done love.

    From the bottom of my heart and Lindy lou,s bottom also.

    Whats this about Rrrrrrrr Lindys bottom then eh..eh..whats goin on ere !!

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    You get on with yer knittin, Gerard. Those words came from one of my teachers at Prince Rupert, Margaret Street School. There must have been a thing about him and bottoms....

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    Liverpool's Chinese Community marks the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China with a day of celebrations in Chinatown.

    Consul General Jianzhong-Gong from the Chinese Consulate in Manchester joined more than two hundred invited guests at the event at the China Palace on Berry Street marking the 58th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China.


    The Chinese fan dance

    Celebrations, marking the birthday on October 1st, included traditional Chinese dancing, folk singing, a martial arts demonstration and plenty of delicious Chinese food.

    John Sung, Chairman of the Wah Sing Community Centre and co-ordinator for the day’s event said “Liverpool’s Chinese Community is privileged to play our part in the making of the success story of this city, and of the recent Chinese past.”

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    Liverpool’s Chinese community is the oldest established Chinese community in Europe, and was established mid-nineteenth century largely thanks to trade links between Shanghai and the Merseyside port.


    The lion dance

    These trade links were formed after the East India Company lost its monopoly on trade with China and trade with the Far East opened up with the rest of the world. Many of the first Chinese immigrants to Liverpool arrived after the Blue Funnel Shipping Line established their steamer trade route between Liverpool and Shanghai.

    Barbara King is Liverpool’s International Relations manager; her family came to Liverpool from China in the early part of the twentieth century.Audio and Video links on this page require Realplayer

    “I’m very proud of my own heritage – I’m a quarter Chinese, my father is half Chinese and my grandfather worked on the Blue Funnel Shipping line. He came to Liverpool in the 1900s and decided to make Liverpool his home.


    Barbara and Alan King

    "My relations come from Guangzhou, which is Southern China, and so I do speak a little bit of Cantonese. Because of our links with Shanghai I have been attending night school over the last year and have been learning a little bit of Mandarin. It’s a very difficult language to learn, especially with a scouse accent!”

    The birthday date marks the anniversary of the day that Chairman Mao Zedong led the Communist party to victory over the Nationalist party following a bitter 20 year civil war. It was on the 1st October 1939 that Mao victoriously declared the birth of a ‘New China’.

    China is now the world’s most populous country with a head count in the region of 1.3 billion people – one fifth of the planet’s total population. It is the largest and fastest developing country in the world.

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    This is probably not the right place for this but I'm trying to locate Selina Newby (nee Chan) who I worked with for many years in the Education Department at Liverpool City Council. We lost touch about 7 year ago and I would like to re-establish contact. I'd be grateful for any help.

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    Hi
    I'm new to this place but was looking for help. I'm a teacher at the New Christ the King Centre for Learning and as part of Yr 7 curriculum we're looking at Chinese folklore and new year. Does anyone know of any groups who visit schools with the Dragons or storytellers?
    Any help would be grately appreciated.

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    Default Looking for other Chinese people...?

    Hi Guys, I was hoping for some help, basically I'm looking for some Chinese people to hang out with.

    I came to the UK when I was 9 (I'm now 27), and have had exclusively English friends, though on a recent trip back to China and after speaking only Chinese for 2 weeks I have had a strong urge to carry on with hanging out with Chinese people, playing some cards and Majon, drinking tea, etc. So does anyone know of any Chinese communities or societies? People from the main-land, Mandarin speakers?

    Any help and advice would be much appreciated.

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