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Chinese America: The Untold Story of America's Oldest New Community

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Taking a hard look at the unique and painful experiences of Chinese immigrants trying to make America their home, this work explores the various ways Chinese Americans have negotiated between assimilating and maintaining ethnic identity. Photos.

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In their historical narrative of 150 years of Chinese-American experience, Kwong (City U. of New York) and Miscevic (PhD, Columbia U.) seek to capture the complexity of Chinese life in the United States, analyzing the how national debates about race, class, immigration, and foreign policy impacted Chinese communities and the shifting and varied responses of different Chinese-Americans to the historical tides of the United States. This book was originally announced with a different subtitle: A History in the Making.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In their historical narrative of 150 years of Chinese-American experience, Kwong (City U. of New York) and Miscevic (PhD, Columbia U.) seek to capture the complexity of Chinese life in the United States, analyzing the how national debates about race, class, immigration, and foreign policy impacted Chinese communities and the shifting and varied responses of different Chinese-Americans to the historical tides of the United States. This book was originally announced with a different subtitle: A History in the Making. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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From award-winning author Peter Kwong and Dusanka Miscevic comes a definitive portrait of Chinese Americans, one of the oldest immigrant groups and fastest-growing communities in the United States. Beginning with stories of Chinese frontiersmen who came to the West Coast by the thousands in the mid-nineteenth century and continuing to the high-tech transnationals who have helped spark the development of today's booming Chinese American ethnoburbs, this engrossing narrative recounts stories of extraordinary hardship, discrimination, and success. Chinese America is a landmark analysis that draws on firsthand reporting in Asia and the U.S. Offering a new picture of the country's development, Kwong and Misceivic provide the first comprehensive report on the suburban immigrant communities that are transforming America. Urban ghettos continue to host some of the country's poorest immigrants, but Chinese Americans now live in the suburbs in similar proportions to whites--and have brought with them Chinese supermarket chains, language schools, and growing clout in America and Asia. Exploring the burgeoning trade--and underlying conflicts--between China and the U.S. Chinese America reveals the complex connections between immigration, globalization, and foreign policy in our time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565849624
Author:
Kwong, Peter
Publisher:
New Press
Author:
Miscevic, Dusanka
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
Chinese Americans -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Chinese Americans -- History.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
518
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 32.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , From award-winning author Peter Kwong and Dusanka Miscevic comes a definitive portrait of Chinese Americans, one of the oldest immigrant groups and fastest-growing communities in the United States. Beginning with stories of Chinese frontiersmen who came to the West Coast by the thousands in the mid-nineteenth century and continuing to the high-tech transnationals who have helped spark the development of today's booming Chinese American ethnoburbs, this engrossing narrative recounts stories of extraordinary hardship, discrimination, and success. Chinese America is a landmark analysis that draws on firsthand reporting in Asia and the U.S. Offering a new picture of the country's development, Kwong and Misceivic provide the first comprehensive report on the suburban immigrant communities that are transforming America. Urban ghettos continue to host some of the country's poorest immigrants, but Chinese Americans now live in the suburbs in similar proportions to whites--and have brought with them Chinese supermarket chains, language schools, and growing clout in America and Asia. Exploring the burgeoning trade--and underlying conflicts--between China and the U.S. Chinese America reveals the complex connections between immigration, globalization, and foreign policy in our time.
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