On Sep 29 2006, Cerridwen Connelly wrote:
>And the Chinese from the East, building the railway lines.
Not picking on you here, but I've never understood this expression in terms
of the Chinese experience in the American West. Did you ever see the film
"Shanghai Noon?" It's got all this stuff in it about how Jackie Chan's
character is from the East and came to the West, and blah blah blah, and
I'm thinking "um, China is to the west of California."