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Chinese Mexicans: Transpacific Migration and the Search for a Homeland, 1910-1960

Julia Maria Schiavone Camacho


At the turn of the twentieth century, a wave of Chinese men made their way to the northern Mexican border state of Sonora to work and live. The ties—and families—these Mexicans and Chinese created led to the formation of a new cultural identity: Chinese Mexican. During the tumult of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, however, anti-Chinese sentiment ultimately led to mass expulsion of these people. This book follows the community through the mid-twentieth century, across borders and oceans, to show how they fought for their place as Mexicans, both in Mexico and abroad. Tracing transnational geogra ... More

Keywords: Sonora, Chinese Mexican, Mexican Revolution, Mexican national identity, southeast Asia, hybrid community, Mexican citizenship, Mexican women, Chinese men, repatriation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835401
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807882597_schiavone_camacho


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia Maria Schiavone Camacho, author