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Chinese American Transnational Politics

The Asian American Experience

By Him Mark Lai, Madeline Y. Hsu (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 296 pages
Other Information: 1 black & white photograph
Published In: United States, 01 April 2010
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Essential essays from the master historian of Chinese political history

About the Author

Known as "the dean of Chinese American studies," Him Mark Lai (1925-2009) was an independent historian and an adjunct professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University. His influential works included Becoming Chinese American: A History of Communities and Institutions.Madeline Y. Hsu is an associate professor of history and the director of the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.

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"A remarkable collection that shows the dedication, diligence, and accomplishments of Him Mark Lai, an amateur historian who devoted himself to researching and writing the history of Chinese American communities. Lai's command of the sources and his commitment to a faithful recording of Chinese American history are extraordinary." Renqiu Yu, author of To Save China, To Save Ourselves: The Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York

EAN: 9780252077142
ISBN: 0252077148
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.6 centimetres (0.43 kg)
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