Chinese Americans: The History and Culture of a People

Editor: Lee, Jonathan H. X.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069549-7
Category: Social Sciences - Ethnic Studies
Image Count: 48
Book Status: Available
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This comprehensive volume takes a global view of the Chinese experience in the Americas. While the focus is on Chinese Americans in the United States, author Jonathan H. X. Lee also explores the experiences of Chinese immigrants in Canada, Mexico, and South America. He considers why the Chinese chose to leave their home country, where they settled, and how the distinctive Chinese American identity was formed

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chronology of Chinese American History
  • Part I Context of Chinese American Emigration: Coming to America
  • Historical Overview
  • A
  • Alien Land Law (1913)
  • American Federation of Labor
  • Angel Island Immigration Station
  • Angell Treaty (Chinese Exclusion Treaty) (1880)
  • Anti-Chinese Violence
  • Anti-Miscegenation Laws
  • B
  • Bachelor Society
  • Bemis, Polly (1853–1933)
  • Bing Kung Tong
  • Bowl of Rice Movement
  • Boxer Indemnity Fellowship (Boxer Rebellion) (1900)
  • Burlingame Treaty (1868)
  • C
  • Cantonese
  • Chee Kung Tong
  • Chin, Vincent Jen (1955–1982)
  • China War Relief Association
  • Chinese American Birth Rates
  • Chinese American Population Trends
  • Chinese and Cuba's Ten Years’ War (1868–1878)
  • Chinese Cambodians
  • Chinese Canadian History
  • Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
  • Chinese Immigration During the Gold Rush
  • Chinese Immigration to Canada
  • Chinese Immigration to Mexico
  • Chinese Immigration to South America
  • Chinese in Cuba
  • Chinese in Hawai‘i
  • Chinese in Peru
  • Chinese in the Mississippi Delta
  • Chinese in the U.S. Civil War
  • Chinese Vietnamese
  • Chinese Women and the Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Cuba Commission Report, The
  • D
  • Dollar Diplomacy in China
  • H
  • Hip Sing Tong (Xiesheng Tang)
  • Hong Kong
  • Hongmen
  • Hop Sing Tong (Hesheng Tang)
  • Huiguan (The Chinese Six Companies)
  • I
  • International Context of Chinese Immigration to America, to 1870
  • L
  • Locke, California
  • O
  • Opium Wars (1840 AND 1856)
  • P
  • Page Law (1875)
  • Paper Sons and Daughters
  • Q
  • Queue Ordinance (1876)
  • R
  • Rape of Nanjing
  • Refugee-Escapee Act (1957)
  • Refugee Relief Act (1953)
  • S
  • Samyap and Szeyap
  • San Francisco Earthquake (1906)
  • Scott Act (1888)
  • Sino-Japanese War (1894)
  • Sino-U.S. Relations
  • T
  • Taiping Rebellion
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwanese Immigration History
  • Treaty of Nanking (1842)
  • Triads
  • W
  • War Brides Act (1945)
  • War Brides Act (1946)
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • World War II in the Pacific
  • Y
  • Yung Wing (1828–1912)
  • Part II Political Activity and Economic Life: Business Endeavors and Involvement in American Politics
  • Historical Overview
  • B
  • Boggs, Grace Lee (1915–2015)
  • C
  • Central Pacific Railroad
  • Chennault, Anna (1925–)
  • Chiang Kai-Shek, Madame (Soong Meiling) (1898–2003)
  • Chinatown Gangs in the United States
  • Chinese American Activism
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance
  • Chinese Americans and Civil Rights
  • Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
  • Chinese Family Associations
  • Chinese Fisheries in California
  • Chinese Grocery Stores
  • Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance
  • Chinese Hospital, San Francisco
  • Chinese-Language Newspapers in America
  • Chinese Laundries
  • Chinese Restaurants in the United States
  • Chu, Judy (1953–)
  • Contract Laborers (Credit-Ticket Laborers)
  • Coolie Trade
  • E
  • Eu, March Fong (1922–)
  • F
  • Flying Tigers
  • Fong, Hiram Leong (1906–2004)
  • G
  • Gold Rush
  • Gong Lum v. Rice (1927)
  • Guey Heung Lee v. Johnson (1971)
  • H
  • Ho Ah Kow v. Nunan (1879)
  • L
  • Lau v. Nichols (1974)
  • I
  • International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union
  • L
  • Lee, Wen-Ho (1939–)
  • Locke, Gary Faye (1950–)
  • Low, Evan (1983–)
  • M
  • McCarthyism
  • P
  • People v. Hall (1854)
  • S
  • Secret Societies
  • Sun Yat-Sen (1866–1925)
  • T
  • Taiwanese Americans
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • U
  • United States v. Wong Kim Ark (1898)
  • W
  • Wu Tingfang (1842–1922)
  • Part III Cultural and Religious Life: People, Institutions, and Organizations
  • Historical Overview
  • B
  • Bok Kai and Bok Kai Temple
  • C
  • Chinatown Ghost Stories
  • Chinese Christians in America
  • Chinese Foods
  • Chinese Genealogy
  • Chinese Immigrant Cemeteries
  • Chinese-Language Schools
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Chinese Operas
  • Chinese Temples in America
  • Ching Chung Taoist Association of America
  • Confucianism
  • D
  • Daoism
  • Dying and Death Rituals
  • F
  • Falun Dafa/Falun Gong
  • Fengshui/Geomancy
  • First Chinese Baptist Church, San Francisco
  • G
  • Guanyin
  • H
  • Hong Fook Tong
  • L
  • Lunar New Year
  • N
  • Narcissus Festival and Queen Pageant (Honolulu)
  • R
  • Religions
  • T
  • Taiwanese American Heritage Week
  • Taiwanese American Religions
  • Taiwanese Food in America
  • Tianhou–Empress of Heaven
  • Tzu Chi Foundation Usa
  • W
  • Watchman Nee (1903–1972) and Witness Lee (1905–1997)
  • Y
  • Yee, James J. (ca. 1968-)
  • Part IV Literature, the Arts, Popular Culture, and Sports: People, Movements, and Expressions of Identity
  • Historical Overview
  • A
  • Adrian, Nathan Ghar Jun (1988–)
  • Au-Yeung, Jin (1982–)
  • C
  • Chang, Apana (1871–1933)
  • Chang, Michael Te-Pei (1972–)
  • Chin, Frank Jianxiu (1940–)
  • Chinese American Baseball
  • Chinese American Hip-Hop
  • Chinese American Jazz
  • Chinese American Literature
  • Chinese Americans and LGBTQQI
  • Chinese Americans in Motion Pictures
  • Chinese Americans in Sports
  • Chinese Martial Arts
  • Chinese Nightclubs (1920s–1940s)
  • Chow, Norm Yew Heen (1946–)
  • D
  • Dong, Arthur (1953–)
  • E
  • Eaton, Edith Maude (Sui Sin Far) (1865–1914)
  • F
  • Fa Mu Lan
  • Folklore in Children's Literature
  • Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan
  • H
  • Ho, Fred Wei-Han (1957–2014)
  • Huang, Eddie (1982–)
  • Hwang, David Henry (1957–)
  • K
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong (1940–)
  • Kwan, Michelle Wing Shan (1980–)
  • L
  • Lam, Wifredo (1902–1982)
  • Lee, Ang (1954–)
  • Lee, Bruce (1940–1973)
  • Lee, C. Y. (1917–), and Flower Drum Song
  • Lin, Jeremy (1988–)
  • Liu, Lucy (1968–)
  • M
  • Ma, Yo-Yo (1955–)
  • Miss Chinatown USA Pageant
  • Model Minority
  • N
  • Ng Poon Chew (1867–1931)
  • Ngor, Haing S. (1940–1996)
  • P
  • Pei, I. M. (IEOH MING) (1917–)
  • T
  • Tam, Vivienne (1957–)
  • Tan, Amy (1952–)
  • W
  • Wang, Anna May (1905–1961)
  • Wang, Vera (1949–)
  • Wang, Wayne (1949–)
  • Wong Chin Foo (1847–1898)
  • Wong, Jade Snow (1922–2006)
  • Wong, Shawn (1949–)
  • Wu, Daniel (1974–)
  • Y
  • Yang, Gene Luen (1973–)
  • Yep, Laurence Michael (1948–)
  • Primary Documents
  • Bibliography
  • List of Contributors
  • About the Editor