The Chinese in America

The Chinese in America

A History From Gold Mountain to the New Millennium

Book - 2002
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Cassel (ethnic studies, California State U. at San Marcos) presents 24 essays that were selected from the Chinese Historical Society of San Diego and Baja California's Sixth Chinese American Conference (July, 1999). Contributors from the humanities explore issues of identity, adaptation, discrimination, exclusion, nationalism, and cultural exchange in discussions of Chinese immigrants to the United States from the earliest arrivals to current times. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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This new collection of essays demonstrates how a politics of polarity have defined the 150-year experience of Chinese immigration in America. Chinese-Americans have been courted as 'model workers' by American business, but also continue to be perceived as perpetual foreigners. The contributors offer engrossing accounts of the lives of immigrants, their tenacity, their diverse lifeways, from the arrival of the first Chinese gold miners in 1849 into the present day. The 21st century begins as a uniquely 'Pacific Century' in the Americas, with an increasingly large presence of Asians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The book will be a valuable resource on the Asian immigrant experience for researchers and students in Chinese American studies, Asian American history, immigration studies, and American history.

Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780759100015
Characteristics: xii, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cassel, Susie Lan 1966-

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