CLICK on the ibook mage to read excerpts from Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival to Gold Mountain, a social history of Chinese laundries that describes why and how Chinese came to dominate in this business fpr decades starting in the late 19th century. The life of Chinese laundrymen and their families is detailed by inclusion of several first-person narratives by Chinese who grew up working to help their parents in their laundries.