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American Dreams in a Chinese Takeout

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Katie Gee Salisbury

American Dreams in a Chinese Takeout

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"American Dreams in a Chinese Takeout" is a zine filled with photographs and stories highlighting the lives of immigrants working in Chinese restaurants and takeouts in New York, based on the photography exhibition Thank You Enjoy. The project was sparked by a simple question: If Chinese takeout is so popular in America, why do we know so little about the people who work in the industry? The zine tells the stories of cooks, delivery workers, waiters, and community organizers who work in the Chinese restaurant industry. Ultimately, it challenges readers to examine the working conditions and personal sacrifices of Chinese immigrants while considering what it truly means to be American.

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