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CHARACTERS Â An Ocean Apart The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei Ling Dear Canada ✓ Mei ling lives with her father in Vancouver but her mother and baby brother are still in China Mei ling works after school and her father holds down several jobs in a frantic effort to come up with the head tax that wMei ling lives with her father in Vancouver but her mother and baby brother are still in China Mei ling works after school and her father holds down several j. So yes and for the most part I have found Gillian Chan's 2004 An Ocean Apart The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei Ling another instalment in the Dear Canada series of historical fiction diaries both delightfully realistic with regard to historical time and place early to mid 20th century Canada especially and in particular Vancouver British Columbia and its so called Chinatown and how Mei Ling and her father are trying to raise enough cash to have her mother and younger brother be able to join them in Vancouver from China and also generally sufficiently culturally sensitive and indeed also with Mei Ling's voice in An Ocean Apart The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei Ling sounding like I am truly reading the journal of a generally rather typical tween girl and thus and thankfully not the musings and attitudes of the author of Gillian Chan pretending to masuerading as a girl something that to and for me is always always most essential if I am reading first person narration in fiction since for me inauthentic narrative voices are indeed a huge potential reading pleasure lessener if not killer However even though I do think that and as already alluded to above An Ocean Apart The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei Ling strives to be culturally sensitive and to have Mei Ling appear as a diarist who tells the truth as she sees it with fairness and lack of stereotyping there nevertheless are in her diaries in Mei Ling's fictional journal entries a few instances where in my opinion she does show and present a bit of one sidedness realistically rendered in my opinion but something that does still need to be pointed out and discussed like for example how Mei Ling seems to have no issues whatsoever with her neighbour Mr Chee being nasty and bigoted towards anyone who is not of Chinese background but then does not see and realise that Ivor Jones' schoolyard bullying of her because of Mei Ling's own ethnicity is pretty well the same and akin to how Mr Chee acts and talksBut this small and yes also generally realistic enough tendency of An Ocean Apart The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei Ling notwithstanding I definitely do warmly recommend this book and think that Gillian Chan has done a generally wonderful job providing readers with both a wonderful and personally relatable fictional diarist and also a gentle but still necessarily harsh enough introduction to one of the in my humble opinion most shameful episodes of Canadian history and Canadian immigration policies that most Chinese immigrants had to pay head taxes and that from 1923 to 1947 the Exclusion Act basically meant that NO immigration to Canada from China was even possible was not permitted and as the historical note at the back of An Ocean Apart The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei Ling clearly underlines even if Mei Ling's journal entries are still at times hopeful that the Exclusion Act will soon be repealed and scrapped

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Ct bars any Chinese from immigrating Mei ling cannot stop thinking about what will happen if they are unable to come up with the money to reunite their family. Chin Mei ling and her father set foot in Canada and are collecting money to let the rest of their family come over to Canada from China and they are having trouble with it They must get that money before the rest of their family can come but what if they can't get that money What if it is too late

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An Ocean Apart The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei Ling Dear CanadaObs in a frantic effort to come up with the head tax that will allow her mother and brother to come to Canada They must have that money before the Exclusion A. This book was so good I am so happy to be reading this series The information given about the characters lives and the situations they are in through time is beautifully written The author took a lot of time and effort to get the information correct and accurate to the time the novel took place in The events of the head tax on Chinese immigrants as well as the Chinese Exclusion act is crazy to think about from an American point of view I know it happened in America but I had no idea that it happened in Canada as well These books are great for history buffs as well as people who want to slowly become immersed in the Canadian Culture