Publisher: Rutgers University Press; 1 edition (March 1, 1999)
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What does it suggest to be an Asian-American within the usa this present day? Are Asian-Americans thought of "honorary whites" or without end regarded as "foreigners?" Mia Tuan examines the salience and which means of ethnicity for later new release chinese language- and Japanese-Americans, and asks how their strategies of ethnicity vary from that of white ethnic americans. She interviewed ninety five middle-class chinese language and jap Californians and analyzes the significance of ethnic identities and the idea that of turning into a "real" American for either Asian and white ethnics. She asks her matters approximately their early stories and stories with Chinese/Japanese tradition; present way of life and rising cultural practices; stories with racism and discrimination; and attitudes towards present Asian immigration.