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Contemporary Chinese America

A book talk by MIN ZHOU

Friday, November 20, 2009
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Presentation Room
Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095


From the website of Temple University Press:

Contemporary Chinese America is the most comprehensive sociological investigation of the experiences of Chinese immigrants to the United States--and of their offspring--in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The author, Min Zhou, is a well-known sociologist of the Chinese American experience. In this volume, she collects her original research on a range of subjects, including the causes and consequences of emigration from China, demographic trends of Chinese Americans, patterns of residential mobility in the U.S., Chinese American "ethnoburbs," immigrant entrepreneurship, ethnic enclave economies, gender and work, Chinese language media, Chinese schools, and intergenerational relations. The concluding chapter, "Rethinking Assimilation," ponders the future for Chinese Americans. Also included are an extensive bibliography and a list of recommended documentary films.

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Min Zhou is Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies, Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in U.S.-China Relations and Communications, and the founding chair of Asian American Studies Department (2001-2005) at UCLA. Her main research interests include international migration, ethnic and racial relations, immigrant entrepreneurship, education and the new second generation, Asia and Asian America, and urban sociology. She is the author of Chinatown: The Socioeconomic Potential of an Urban Enclave (1992), and The Transformation of Chinese America(2006), co-author of Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States(1998), co-editor of Contemporary Asian America(2000, 2nd ed. 2007), and co-editor of Asian American Youth: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity (2004)

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Sponsor(s): , Asian American Studies Center

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