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Voices: Our Untold Stories
Chinese values Chinese values

Chinese culture is highly complex but scholars across the world agree that despite the diversity, many shared characteristics persist.
file Chinese culture
file Arriving on foreign shores
file Language problems and racial abuse
About the authors Arrivals  
Authors link Vera Li and Yee Lin Weller enjoyed writing about the Chinese in Gloucestershire.
Arrivals The Chinese first came to Britain in the 1860s as seamen on British merchant ships.
Frank Wing Yow Soo's story Coming to Gloucestershire  
Frank Wing Yow Soo Frank's family opened the first ever Chinese laundry in Cheltenham in 1948.
Coming to Gloucestershire  link The earliest documented Chinese arrived in Gloucestershire in the late 1950s.
Kum Ming Yeung's story Population  
Kum Ming Yeung Kum moved to the UK when he was 21, and initially found life in a new country difficult.
Population link In 1991, Chinese people made up 0.3% of the population in England and Wales.
Chinese culture Andrew Fong's story  
Chinese culture Chinese culture is rich and profound, with a fascinating history spanning 5000 years.
Andrew Fong link Andrew was born in Canton, China in 1944, and he emigrated to England in 1972.
The Chinese community Li Shi Peng's story  
Chinese community Many Chinese share a common culture but have differences in class and education.
Li Shi Peng link Li Shi Peng left home as a Chinese person but now sees herself as half and half.
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