"This engaging social history offers an intimate view of the lived realities of Chinese migrants while at the same time painting a larger picture of the Mexican nation in a transnational context. After reading the book, one comes away with a sense of Chinese lives in Mexico and elsewhere in the diaspora." --Journal of Asian Studies
"Romero's work helps scholars re-envision the study of race, ethnicity, and culture in general." --Journal of Arizona History
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An estimated 60,000 Chinese entered Mexico during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, constituting Mexico's second-largest foreign ethnic community at the time. The Chinese in Mexico
provides a social history of Chinese immigration to and settlement in Mexico in the context of the global Chinese diaspora of the era.