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The Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Wendy Rouse Jorae


Revealing the untold stories of a pioneer generation of young Chinese Americans, this book places the children and families of early Chinatown in the middle of efforts to combat American policies of exclusion and segregation. This book challenges long-held notions of early Chinatown as a bachelor community by showing that families—and particularly children—played important roles in its daily life. It explores the wide-ranging images of Chinatown's youth created by competing interests with their own agendas—from anti-immigrant depictions of Chinese children as filthy and culturally inferior to ... More

Keywords: Chinese Americans, Chinatown, Chinese children, immigration, child labor, segregated schooling, cultural dislocation, racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833131
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807898581_jorae


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy Rouse Jorae, author