The Resource Making and remaking Asian America through immigration policy, 1850-1990, Bill Ong Hing

Making and remaking Asian America through immigration policy, 1850-1990, Bill Ong Hing

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Making and remaking Asian America through immigration policy, 1850-1990
Title
Making and remaking Asian America through immigration policy, 1850-1990
Statement of responsibility
Bill Ong Hing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1882, Congress enacted immigration legislation excluding "idiots," "lunatics," and "Chinese laborers." Eventually, a series of laws restricted the entry of every Asian group, though over a period of decades these laws were repealed one by one. The most dramatic change in immigration law came in 1965. Though designed to encourage European immigration, the unintended result of changes in the selection system was that the Asian immigrant population jumped from one million in 1965 to seven million in 1990. This is the first comprehensive study of how U.S. immigration policies have shaped - demographically, economically, and socially - the six largest Asian American communities: Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Asian Indian. For each group, the book offers detailed information, much of it previously unknown or too scattered to be useful, on gender ratios, age distributions, foreign- versus American-born ratios, geographic settlement, employment profiles, income, and poverty. The author also focuses on the impact immigration policies have had on three important areas of Asian American life experience - educational performance, political participation, and self-identity. He simply questions the validity of the images of Asian Americans as academic "whiz kids," their communities as relatively lacking in strong political interests, and the presence of a unified Asian American identity. Throughout, the author counters the frequent lumping together of Asian Americans by demonstrating their tremendous diversity of background, history, motivation, and achievement. As their numbers have grown, the visibility of Asian Americans has prompted policymakers, scholars, journalists, community organizers, activists, and, of course, restrictionists to take Asian Americans more seriously. At the same time, they have sometimes become the target of racist hostility, which is occasionally physical but more often sociopolitical and economic, such as the recent concerns over the disproportionate number of Asian Americans admitted to prestigious colleges and universities. Serious gaps in fundamental information about Asian America persist, leading to serious distortions. This pioneering work of research and analysis is intended as a step toward a better understanding of relationships and experiences that few have bothered to study
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DLC
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Hing, Bill Ong
Dewey number
325/.25/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • JV6493
  • E184.A75
LC item number
  • .H55 1993
  • H56 1993x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Asian America
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  • United States
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Asians
  • Asian Americans
  • Asiáticos en EE.
  • Asiático americanos
  • Asian Americans
  • Asians
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • United States
  • Asiatiques
  • Emigration et immigration
  • Américains d'origine asiatique
  • États-Unis
  • Américain d'origine asiatique (peuple)
Label
Making and remaking Asian America through immigration policy, 1850-1990, Bill Ong Hing
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-327) 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
Two contrasting schemes : understanding immigration policies affecting Asians before and after 1965 -- The communities' responses : Asian America prior to 1965 -- Social forces unleashed after 1965 -- Shaping the Vietnamese American community : refugee law and policy -- Immigration policy and Asian American life : educational performance, political participation, and identity -- Epilogue -- Chronology of selected events and policies affecting Asian immigration -- HOw the immigration system worked after 1965 -- Excerpts from selected laws and cases affecting Asian immigration
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 340 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036698319
Label
Making and remaking Asian America through immigration policy, 1850-1990, Bill Ong Hing
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-327) 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
Two contrasting schemes : understanding immigration policies affecting Asians before and after 1965 -- The communities' responses : Asian America prior to 1965 -- Social forces unleashed after 1965 -- Shaping the Vietnamese American community : refugee law and policy -- Immigration policy and Asian American life : educational performance, political participation, and identity -- Epilogue -- Chronology of selected events and policies affecting Asian immigration -- HOw the immigration system worked after 1965 -- Excerpts from selected laws and cases affecting Asian immigration
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 340 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036698319

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