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Chinese Americans: The History and Culture of a People

Chinese Americans: The History and Culture of a People

by Jonathan H. X. Lee (Editor)


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This in-depth historical analysis highlights the enormous contributions of Chinese Americans to the professions, politics, and popular culture of America, from the 19th century through the present day.

• Highlights the distinctive roles that Chinese Americans have added to the fabric of American life

• Illustrates the experience of Chinese Americans with discrimination, resistance, and assimilation

• Considers the émigrés of the Sinophone diaspora with entries on Cambodian-Chinese and Vietnamese-Chinese Americans

• Offers a selection of fascinating primary documents that enrich the reader's experience

• Reveals the problems that Chinese American women faced with the passage of the 1882 Exclusion Act

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610695497
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2015
Pages: 498
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jonathan H. X. Lee is associate professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University.

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