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Historcal foundations for Tao Bums

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I had always figured that the subject of this book is why I so easily understood and felt at home with asian traditions and worldviews.....


The historical foundations of Tao Bums...


"Ex-convicts, anti-Manchu rebels and adverturers, the Chinese pioneers arrived in the Land of the Golden Mountain with firecrackers and lion dancers, adding glitter to the quest for gold. The Chinese had built the Great Wall and could easily build a railroad; Charles Crocker (yes, of the bank fame) imported them by the thousands. With the railroad workers can gamblers, joy girls, and wildcat-eating hatchet men. For the next fifty years they fought, lived, loved and worked, weaving their traditions inextricably into the fabric of the new world. "


Where did you think they got the idea for Caine, grasshopper?

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