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EthnoburbThe New Ethnic Community in Urban America$
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Wei Li

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824830656

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824830656.001.0001

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Changing Chinese Settlement

Changing Chinese Settlement

(p.53) 3 Changing Chinese Settlement

Wei Li

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter examines the transformation of Chinese settlement in U.S. urban areas from traditional ghettos and ethnic enclaves to sites for international investment and urban renewal efforts, with particular emphasis on the emergence of the ethnoburb. It first provides a background on Chinese settlement in the United States before 1965, focusing on the anti-Chinese sentiment that Chinese immigrants had to endure and the legislation passed by Congress to address Chinese immigration, including the Chinese Exclusion Act and the War Brides Act, and how the Chinese tried to cope with the harsh conditions imposed by the host society. The chapter then considers the state of Chinese immigration since 1965 and concludes by discussing the racialization and spatialization of the Chinese community in Los Angeles.

Keywords:   ethnoburb, Chinese settlement, anti-Chinese sentiment, Chinese immigrants, Chinese immigration, Chinese Exclusion Act, War Brides Act, racialization, Chinese community, Los Angeles

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