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Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship: The New Chinese Immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area (Part of the New Immigrants Series) (New Immigrants)

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A massive wave of immigration is currently sweeping across the US How do new immigrants assimilate, specifically the Chinese in San Francisco? KEY TOPICS: Taking an "actor-oriented" approach which portrays the new Chinese immigrants as problem-solvers and decision makers who shape their own destinies, this book focuses on how the new Chinese immigrants use their ethnic and personal resources to make economic adaptations in the US. Sociologists and anthropologists. Part of the New Immigrants Series.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction.

Ethnicity and Economic Adaptation.

2.From China to San Francisco.

The History of Chinese Immigration.

The New and Old Immigrants: A Contrast.

The Chinese in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Residential Patterns.

Chinatown: The Symbolic and Cultural Center.

Chinese Associations.

Chinatown as a Center of Ethnic Resources.

3.Who are the New Chinese Immigrants?

The Sources of the New Chinese Immigration.

Mainland China: Immigration Enthusiasm.

The Uncertain Future of Hong Kong: 1997 and Beyond.

Taiwan: Is There a Future?

Educational and Occupational Backgrounds of the New Immigrants.

Economic Resources of the New Immigrants.

4.Economic Challenges and Responses for the New Immigrants.

Economic Opportunity for the New Immigrants.

The Ethnic Niche of the Chinese.

Engineers, Educators, and Entrepreneurs.

5.Family and Traditional Values: The Bedrock of Chinese Business.

The Role of Kinship in Chinese Business.

Family Members as Employers and Employees.

Confucianism, Traditions, and Business.

Business Continuity.

6.Global Strategies of Chinese Professionals and Businessmen.

The “Astronaut” Trend.

Global Business Strategies.

The Establishment of an International Trading Network.

Returning Home for Business.

Transnational Workers: Other Countries.

Conclusion.

7.Survival and Adaptation in Modern America.

Contributions of the New Chinese Immigrants.

Politics and the New Immigrants.

Establishing Roots and Identities in America.

Conclusions: Economic Adaptation and Ethnicity.

References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205166725
Editor:
Foner, Nancy
Author:
Foner, Nancy
Author:
Wong, Bernard
Publisher:
Pearson
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) Economic conditions.
Subject:
Entrepreneurship -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.
Subject:
San Francisco Bay Area
Subject:
Chinese American businesspeople
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Chinese Americans -- California.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New immigrants series
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
June 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 in 172 gr

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Chinese American
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
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History and Social Science » World History » General

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