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Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592137534
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Asian American History & Cultu Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
A Note on Transliteration and Chinese Names     xvii
Acknowledgments     xix
Introduction: Chinese American Historiography: What Difference Has the Asian American Movement Made?   Sucheng Chan     1
History as Law and Life: Tape v. Hurley and the Origins of the Chinese American Middle Class   Mae M. Ngai     62
The Activism of Left-Wing and Communist Chinese Immigrants, 1927-1933   Josephine Fowler     91
Filling the Rice Bowls of China: Staging Humanitarian Relief during the Sino-Japanese War   Karen J. Leong   Judy Tzu-Chun Wu     132
From Pariah to Paragon: Shifting Images of Chinese Americans during World War II   K. Scott Wong     153
From Chop Suey to Mandarin Cuisine: Fine Dining and the Refashioning of Chinese Ethnicity during the Cold War Era   Madeline Y. Hsu     173
Searching for Roots in Contemporary China and Chinese America   Andrea Louie     195
The "Spirit of Changle": Constructing a Chinese Regional Identity in New York   Xiaojian Zhao     219
Contributors     247
Index     249
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