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Chinese America: A History in the Making


A sweeping history of one of America's most distinctive communities from the bestselling author of "The New Chinatown."
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A sweeping history of one of America's most distinctive communities from the bestselling author of "The New Chinatown."
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Lisa See
In Chinese America, Peter Kwong (a Hunter College professor) and Dusanka Miscevic (a writer and translator) have chosen to tell this shocking, depressing but ultimately uplifting story by linking the history of racism and labor to the Chinese American experience … No one has yet written convincingly of the transition from the grimness of the past to the tremendous successes we see today. Kwong and Miscevic propose the usual theories of the rise of Chinese America: strong families, a belief in education and the post-1965 shift from "Downtown Chinese" -- mostly poor, uneducated, Cantonese-speaking laborers who had to live in urban ghettos -- to "Uptown Chinese" -- wealthy, Mandarin-speaking Chinese, who arrived already highly educated and moved into leafy ethno-burbs.
— The Washington Post
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565849624
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/12/2005
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.62 (d)

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