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

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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
Title variation
How the yellow peril became the model minority
Creator
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."--Book jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hsu, Madeline Yuan-yin
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C5
LC item number
H78 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Racism
  • Political refugees
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • China
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Ethnic relations
  • Political refugees
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • China
  • United States
Label
The good immigrants : how the yellow peril became the model minority, Madeline Y. Hsu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
894625380
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780691164021
Lccn
2014039637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894625380
Label
The good immigrants : how the yellow peril became the model minority, Madeline Y. Hsu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
894625380
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780691164021
Lccn
2014039637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894625380

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