The Transnational History of a Chinese Family: Immigrant Letters, Family Business, and Reverse Migration / Edition 1

The Transnational History of a Chinese Family: Immigrant Letters, Family Business, and Reverse Migration / Edition 1

by Haiming Liu
     
 

Based on his analysis of over 3000 family letters and other primary sources, including recently released immigration files from the National Archives and Records Administration, Liu (ethnic and women's studies, California State Polytechnic U.) recounts the transnational history of a Chinese family from the late 19th century to the 1970s. This family history… See more details below

Overview

Based on his analysis of over 3000 family letters and other primary sources, including recently released immigration files from the National Archives and Records Administration, Liu (ethnic and women's studies, California State Polytechnic U.) recounts the transnational history of a Chinese family from the late 19th century to the 1970s. This family history demonstrates that for many Chinese immigrant families, migration is not a break from the past, but rather the beginning of a new life incorporating dual national boundaries. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813535975
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,141,547
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Haiming Liu is an Asian American Studies Professor in the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.

Table of Contents

1Origins of the Chang family13
2Yitang as a merchant immigrant29
3Herbal medicine as a transplanted culture45
4Between troubled home and racist America70
5Asparagus farming as a family business100
6Education as a family agenda126
7China as a cultural home163
Genealogical chart : the Chang family tree211

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