Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Children of ChinatownGrowing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Wendy Rouse Jorae

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833131

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898581_jorae

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 19 September 2021

Challenging Segregation: Chinese Children at School

Challenging Segregation: Chinese Children at School

(p.110) 4 Challenging Segregation: Chinese Children at School
The Children of Chinatown

Wendy Rouse Jorae

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes how children growing up in Chinatown and desiring an American education chose between attendance at one of the private schools or at the segregated Chinese Public School. There is an apparent curricular emphasis of both the public and the mission schools in attempting to inculcate foreign-born schoolchildren with patriotic American values. These early efforts foreshadowed twentieth-century Progressive campaigns that promoted Americanization. Chinese parents, although not opposed to American education, attempted to counter some of the negative influences of Christianization and Americanization by sending their children to Chinese-language and Chinese-culture schools in Chinatown. Most Chinese children attended both American and Chinese schools; attendance at both Chinese and American schools contributed to a feeling of dual identity common to many second-generation immigrant children.

Keywords:   Chinatown, American education, private schools, Chinese Public School, foreign-born schoolchildren, American values

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .