Surviving On The Gold Mountain / Edition 1

Surviving On The Gold Mountain / Edition 1

by Huping Ling, Ping Linghu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791438643

ISBN-13: 9780791438640

Pub. Date: 07/16/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.

Surviving on the Gold Mountain is the first comprehensive work on Chinese American women’s history covering the past 150 years. Relying on archival documents (many of which have never been used), oral history interviews, census data, contemporary newspapers

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The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.

Surviving on the Gold Mountain is the first comprehensive work on Chinese American women’s history covering the past 150 years. Relying on archival documents (many of which have never been used), oral history interviews, census data, contemporary newspapers in English and Chinese, and secondary literature, it unearths an unknown page of Chinese American history—the lives of Chinese immigrant women as wives of merchants, farmers, and laborers, as prostitutes, and as students and professionals in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791438640
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/16/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Introduction

Part One Early Chinese Immigrant Women, 1840s–1943

1. Nineteenth Century Immigration: Chinese Women Came to the Gold Mountain

Social Conditions for Women in Nineteenth Century China
Motives for Immigration
Restrictions on the Entry of Chinese Women
Immigration and Settlement Patterns

2. Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century Chinese American Women at Work

Slave Girls
Merchant Wives
Students
Farm Wives

3. Defining Home and Community

Family Life
Community Involvement

Part Two Postwar Chinese American Women, 1943–1965

4. Postwar Chinese American Women

Repeal of Chinese Exclusion Acts
Motives and Means of Immigration
New Employment Opportunities
Family Life
Social Activities and Community Work

Part Three Contemporary Chinese American Women, 1965–1990s

5. New Turning Point

Educational and Occupational Achievements
Participation in Mainstream Politics
Attitude Change of the Younger Generation: More Appreciation of Chinese Heritage
Motives and Means of Immigration Since the 1960s
Conditions for New Immigrants

6. Issues and Concerns

Model Minority: Myth and Reality
Debate Over Affirmative Action
Interracial Marriage
Other Concerns

7. Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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