Synopses & Reviews
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
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.
Chinatown: The Symbolic and Cultural Center.
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.
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.
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.