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How American Are We?

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates how the experience of World War II was very different for Japanese and Chinese Americans. Configured as enemy aliens, Nikkei endured mass removal, internment, the effective ... More


America’s Chinese

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about how the ethnic Chinese throughout the United States greeted the news of the People's Republic of China's entry into the Korean War with immense trepidation. Almost overnight, ... More


Chinatown Offers Us a Lesson

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how a a national panic over a perceived escalation in youth criminality surfaced in the early 1940s, which was triggered by the social transformations of wartime. For Chinese in ... More


Fixing Knowledge: Pacific Coast Chinese Leaders’ Management of the Chicago School of Sociology

Lisa Rose Mar

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

In 1924, Robert Park, a sociologist from the University of Chicago, directed a study that asked: Were Asians more like blacks or whites? To find the answer, Anglo American researchers interviewed ... More


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

Lisa Rose Mar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

This work traces several generations of Chinese “brokers,” ethnic leaders who acted as intermediaries between the Chinese and Anglo worlds of Canada. At the time, most Chinese could not vote and many ... More


 Reflections on the Musical Diversity of Chinese Churches in the United States

Maria M. Chow

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Based on a fifteen-month survey of different Chinese American churches and hymnals, this chapter examines the choices made by immigrants from different parts and different linguistic traditions in ... More


The Remasculinization of Chinese America: Race, Violence, and the Novel

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter looks at the works of Frank Chin and Gus Lee, who follow a long line of American authors before them by writing about how men use violence both to regenerate themselves, and to become ... More


Imperatives of Asian American Citizenship

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter describes the racial order in twentieth-century America—its evolution, consequences, and significance. Japanese and Chinese Americans, the largest ethnic Asian populations, ... More


On The Origins of Asian American Literature: The Eaton Sisters and the Hybrid Body

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter re-examines the cultural and political legacies of Edith Eaton who wrote under the pen name Sui Sin Far, and her more commercially successful sister Winnifred Eaton who wrote under the ... More


Asian American Adoptive Parents: Freedom and Flexibility

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the complexities of Asian American identity production in the context of adoption by focusing on the experiences of Chinese American adoptive parents. Drawing on Asian American ... More


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