Synopses & Reviews
"The book is extensive in its approach, covering Chinese American influence in art, TV, movies, politics and more."
"The book updates the classic works in the field by Roger Daniels, Sucheng Chan, and Shih-shan Henry Ts'ai on Chinese Americans."
—Journal of American Ethnic History
This fully revised and redesigned edition traces the Chinese experience in the United States from the 1780s to the present, demonstrating that Chinese Americans have played an active role in shaping the history of our nation. This revised edition includes new material on children's history, transnationalism, and health care, and the author has expanded his original text and included more Chinese American voices.
About the Author
Benson Tong is a professor of history at Wichita State University and the author of Unsubmissive Women: Chinese Prostitutes in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Roots of a diaspora : Chinese culture and society in the late Qing period -- Travelers to gold mountain : immigration, labor, and exclusion -- Nationalism and Americanization before 1945 -- New ties and new lives in Cold War America -- Socioeconomic mobility and the ethnic economy -- Political mobilization and empowerment -- The arts and Chinese Americans -- Chinese American families and identities.