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Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian America

Chih-Ming Wang


In 1854 Yung Wing, who graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yale University, returned to a poverty-stricken China, where domestic revolt and foreign invasion were shaking the Chinese empire. Inspired by the United States and its liberal education, Yung believed that having more Chinese students educated there was the only way to bring reform to China. Since then, generations of students from China—and other Asian countries—have embarked on this transpacific voyage in search of modernity. What forces have shaped Asian student migration to the United States? What impact do foreign students ha ... More

Keywords: Yung Wing, China, Chinese education, Asian student migration, Asian culture, American history, Asian America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824836429
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836429.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chih-Ming Wang, author
Academia Sinica