Chinese Americans: The History and Culture of a People: The History and Culture of a People

Chinese Americans: The History and Culture of a People: The History and Culture of a People

Language: English

Pages: 600

ISBN: 2:00364073

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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



















unique Taiwan style cuisine to the United States. The milk tea with tapioca balls (zhenzhu naicha) is available at many Chinese restaurants and delis in the United States. Popularly called “bubble tea” or tapioca tea or “boba milk tea” in the United States, zhenzhu naicha was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s. It is a drink that is a blend of ice tea with a flavoring (e.g., taro, coffee, cantaloupe melon). The tapioca balls are chewy and made of starch. These drinks first spread to nearby Asian

States. While karate became quite well known as a consequence of World War II and the American occupation of Japan after 1945, Kung Fu remained something rather Chinese. This fact seems to be a simple consequence of the anti-Chinese sentiments of the American public until the end of the World War II. In Canada, due to China’s fight against Japan, the sympathies had grown, but there was still not sufficient interest in the martial arts styles of China—a fact that would finally be changed by the

gay Malaysian social worker who comes to his assistance. Government censors immediately stepped in and banned it from production. In spite of the frequent confrontations with racism, homophobia, and censorship, Yew remained true to his ideals. As a playwright-in-residence at Mu-Lan Theatre in London in the early 1990s, for example, he rewrote his Boston thesis as a play for the British stage. Yew followed the success of his thesis with Porcelain (1992), the recounting of those events leading up

or the Sandwich Islands (Hawai‘i), respectively. Ravaged by illness and malnutrition, many did not survive the sea journey from China. Many others turned to suicide. Historian Juan Pérez de la Riva contends that a few thousand Chinese immigrants living in California were smuggled into Cuba via New Orleans and Mexico. The end of the slave trade in 1807 and the abolition of slavery in the British colonies (1834–1838), Cuba (1886), and Brazil (1888) triggered the need to find affordable manual

certainly illegal based on laws in place at the time. Nixon won the election, so the affair was never investigated, and he later denied the allegation in interviews. In the years to come, Chennault remained active in Republican politics, serving on numerous boards and for many years as chairman of the General Claire Chennault Foundation. See also: World War II Further Reading Chennault, Anna. 1980. The Education of Anna. New York: Times Books. Forslund, Catherine. 2002. Anna Chennault:

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