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The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940 Hardcover – July 22, 2010


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"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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816527725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816527724
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,972,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Chao Romero is an Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies and Asian American Studies at UCLA and a Pastor. He received his Juris Doctor from U.C. Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Latin American History from UCLA. He is also a lawyer. His book, The Chinese in Mexico, received the Latina/o Studies Section Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association. It was also recognized in Critical Mass: The blog of the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors, as one of the top ten small press books published in the United States in 2010.

Robert is also a Pastor to activists. As Pastor, he co-directs the nonprofit organization Christian Students of Conscience (CSC), together with his wife Erica Shepler Romero. The mission of CSC is to train and mobilize activist students in issues of justice and race from a Christian perspective.


Connect with Robert
Twitter: @ProfeChaoRomero
Facebook: Jesus for Revolutionaries
Website: http://www.jesusforrevolutionaries.org/

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940 argues that Chinese immigrants turned to Mexico as their new land of economic opportunity after the passage of the U.S. Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, using Mexico to get into the U.S. illegally and also seeking employment in Mexico itself. This study is based on Mexican and U.S. source material and provides a powerful survey blending oral history, census records and more. No college-level history of Mexico or the Chinese should be without it!
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