The Chinese in America A History from Gold Mountain to the New Millennium by Cassel, Susie Lan; Liu, Haiming; Valentine, David; Jew, Victor; Rusco, Elmer R.; Lee, Nancy S.; Ling Tam, Shirley Sui; Bentz, Linda; Schwemmer, Robert V.; Young, Dolores; Bowen, William; Larson, Jane Leung; Chung, Sue Fawn; Zhang, Sheldon; Khaw-Posthuma,, 9780759100015
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  • ISBN: 9780759100015 | 0759100012
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/16/2002

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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.

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