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Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community Since 1870

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Numerous studies have documented the transnational experiences and local activities of Chinese immigrants in California and New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Less is known about the vibrant Chinese American community that developed at the same time in Chicago. In this sweeping account, Huping Ling offers the first comprehensive history of ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 18th 2012 by Stanford University Press
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Fascinating historical and sociological information collected and laid out in readable form even for the non-academic.

Occasionally the author over-broadly generalizes, particularly regarding China's political history. Sometimes the author will make a generalization also that she contradicts within her own text -- for example in chapter 5 in discussing the power of merchant immigrants, she states that "secure in their wealth and power , the Chinese gentry-scholars had little incentive to emigrat
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