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Numerous studies have documented the transnational experiences and local activities of Chinese immigrants in California and New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Less is known about the vibrant Chinese American community that developed at the same time in Chicago. In this sweeping account, Huping Ling offers the first comprehensive history of Chinese in Chicago, beginning with the arrival of the pioneering Moy brothers in the 1870s and continuing to the present.

Ling focuses on how race, transnational migration, and community have defined Chinese in Chicago. Drawing upon archival documents in English and Chinese, she charts how Chinese made a place for themselves among the multiethnic neighborhoods of Chicago, cultivating friendships with local authorities and consciously avoiding racial conflicts. Ling takes readers through the decades, exploring evolving family structures and relationships, the development of community organizations, and the operation of transnational businesses. She pays particular attention to the influential role of Chinese in Chicago's academic and intellectual communities and to the complex and conflicting relationships among today's more dispersed Chinese Americans in Chicago.

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The first comprehensive, comparative and interpretive history of a highly important historical settlement of Chinese / Chinese Americans in the U.S., Chinese Chicago focuses on three crucial issues that define the Chinese in Chicago: race, transnational migration, and community, and investigates significant historical developments from the arrival of the three Moy brothers in the 1870s to the present "tripartite" communities.

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Huping Ling is Professor of History at Truman State University and Executive Editor for the Journal of Asian American Studies. She has published eleven books and over one hundred articles. Most recently, she coedited Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (2010).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804775595
Author:
Ling, Huping
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Linghu, Ping
Author:
Huping Ling
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Asian America
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American

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The first comprehensive, comparative and interpretive history of a highly important historical settlement of Chinese / Chinese Americans in the U.S., Chinese Chicago focuses on three crucial issues that define the Chinese in Chicago: race, transnational migration, and community, and investigates significant historical developments from the arrival of the three Moy brothers in the 1870s to the present "tripartite" communities.
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