Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

by Lisa Rose Mar
ISBN-10:
0199733147
ISBN-13:
9780199733149
Pub. Date:
10/13/2010
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Brokering Belonging traces several generations of Chinese "brokers," ethnic leaders who acted as intermediaries between the Chinese and Anglo worlds of Canada. Before World War II, most Chinese could not vote and many were illegal immigrants, so brokers played informal but necessary roles as representatives to the larger society. Lisa Rose Mar's study of Chinatown leaders shows how politics helped establish North America's first major group of illegal immigrants. Drawing on new Chinese language evidence, her dramatic account of political power struggles over representing Chinese Canadians offers a transnational immigrant view of history, centered in a Pacific World that joins Canada, the United States, China, and the British Empire.

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ISBN-13: 9780199733149
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/13/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lisa Rose Mar is an Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch 1 Negotiating Protection: Illegal Immigration and Party Machines
Ch 2 Arguing Cases: Legal Interpreters, Law, and Society
Ch 3 Popularizing Politics: the Anti-Segregation Movement as Social Revolution
Ch 4 Fixing Knowledge: Pacific Coast Chinese Leaders' Management of the Chicago School of Sociology
Ch 5 Transforming Democracy: Brokerage Politics and the Exclusion Era's Denouement
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography

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