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The Resource The good immigrants : how the yellow peril became the model minority, Madeline Y. Hsu

The good immigrants : how the yellow peril became the model minority, Madeline Y. Hsu

Label
The good immigrants : how the yellow peril became the model minority
Title
The good immigrants
Title remainder
how the yellow peril became the model minority
Statement of responsibility
Madeline Y. Hsu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conventionally, US immigration history has been understood through the lens of restriction and those who have been barred from getting in. In contrast, The Good Immigrants considers immigration from the perspective of Chinese elites-intellectuals, businessmen, and students-who gained entrance because of immigration exemptions. Exploring a century of Chinese migrations, Madeline Hsu looks at how the model minority characteristics of many Asian Americans resulted from US policies that screened for those with the highest credentials in the most employable fields, enhancing American economic competitiveness. The earliest US immigration restrictions targeted Chinese people but exempted students as well as individuals who might extend America's influence in China. Western-educated Chinese such as Madame Chiang Kai-shek became symbols of the US impact on China, even as they patriotically advocated for China's modernization. World War II and the rise of communism transformed Chinese students abroad into refugees, and the Cold War magnified the importance of their talent and training. As a result, Congress legislated piecemeal legal measures to enable Chinese of good standing with professional skills to become citizens. Pressures mounted to reform American discriminatory immigration laws, culminating with the 1965 Immigration Act. Filled with narratives featuring such renowned Chinese immigrants as I.M. Pei, The Good Immigrants examines the shifts in immigration laws and perceptions of cultural traits that enabled Asians to remain in the United States as exemplary, productive Americans
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hsu, Madeline Yuan-yin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • Americanization
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Americanization
  • Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Label
The good immigrants : how the yellow peril became the model minority, Madeline Y. Hsu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gateways and gates in American immigration history -- "The Anglo-Saxons of the Orient": student exceptions to the racial bar against Chinese, 1872-1925 -- The China Institute in America: advocating for China through educational exchange, 1926-1937 -- "A pressing problem of interracial justice": repealing Chinese exclusion, 1937-1943 -- The wartime transformation of student visitors into refugee citizens, 1943-1955 -- "The best type of Chinese": aid refugee Chinese intellectuals and symbolic refugee relief, 1952-1960 -- "Economic and humanitarian": propaganda and the redemption of Chinese immigrants through refugee relief -- Symbiotic brain drains: immigration reform and the Knowledge Worker Recruitment act of 1965 -- Conclusion: the American marketplace of brains
Control code
ocn905696224
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866373
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1h4g02x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905696224
Label
The good immigrants : how the yellow peril became the model minority, Madeline Y. Hsu
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gateways and gates in American immigration history -- "The Anglo-Saxons of the Orient": student exceptions to the racial bar against Chinese, 1872-1925 -- The China Institute in America: advocating for China through educational exchange, 1926-1937 -- "A pressing problem of interracial justice": repealing Chinese exclusion, 1937-1943 -- The wartime transformation of student visitors into refugee citizens, 1943-1955 -- "The best type of Chinese": aid refugee Chinese intellectuals and symbolic refugee relief, 1952-1960 -- "Economic and humanitarian": propaganda and the redemption of Chinese immigrants through refugee relief -- Symbiotic brain drains: immigration reform and the Knowledge Worker Recruitment act of 1965 -- Conclusion: the American marketplace of brains
Control code
ocn905696224
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866373
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1h4g02x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905696224

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