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The Resource The transnational history of a Chinese family : immigrant letters, family business, and reverse migration, Haiming Liu

The transnational history of a Chinese family : immigrant letters, family business, and reverse migration, Haiming Liu

Label
The transnational history of a Chinese family : immigrant letters, family business, and reverse migration
Title
The transnational history of a Chinese family
Title remainder
immigrant letters, family business, and reverse migration
Statement of responsibility
Haiming Liu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liu, Haiming
Dewey number
304.8/73051/0922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F870.C5
LC item number
L58 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chang family
  • Chinese Americans
  • California
  • China
  • Chang family
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Chinese Americans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • California
  • China
Summary expansion
Family and home are one word-jia-in the Chinese language. Family can be separated and home may be relocated, but jia remains intact. It signifies a system of mutual obligation, lasting responsibility, and cultural values. This strong yet flexible sense of kinship has enabled many Chinese immigrant families to endure long physical separation and accommodate continuities and discontinuities in the process of social mobility. Based on an analysis of over three thousand family letters and other primary sources, including recently released immigration files from the National Archives and Records Administration, this book presents a remarkable transnational history of a Chinese family from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. For three generations, the family lived between the two worlds. While the immigrant generation worked hard in an herbalist business and asparagus farming, the younger generation crossed back and forth between China and America, pursuing proper education, good careers, and a meaningful life during a difficult period of time for Chinese Americans. When social instability in China and a hostile racial environment in America prevented the family from being rooted in either side of the Pacific, transnational family life became a focal point of their social existence. This well-documented and illustrated family history makes it clear that, for many Chinese immigrant families, migration does not mean a break from the past, but the beginning of a new life that incorporates and transcends dual national boundaries. It convincingly shows how transnationalism has become a way of life for Chinese American families
Label
The transnational history of a Chinese family : immigrant letters, family business, and reverse migration, Haiming Liu
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-247) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the Chang family -- Yitang as a merchant immigrant -- Herbal medicine as a transplanted culture -- Between troubled home and racist America -- Asparagus farming as family business -- Education as a family agenda -- China as a cultural home
Control code
69244082
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages [8] leaves of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813535975
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)69244082
Label
The transnational history of a Chinese family : immigrant letters, family business, and reverse migration, Haiming Liu
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-247) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the Chang family -- Yitang as a merchant immigrant -- Herbal medicine as a transplanted culture -- Between troubled home and racist America -- Asparagus farming as family business -- Education as a family agenda -- China as a cultural home
Control code
69244082
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages [8] leaves of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813535975
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)69244082

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