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Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion

Jane H. Hong


Over the course of less than a century, the U.S. transformed from a nation that excluded Asians from immigration and citizenship to one that receives more immigrants from Asia than from anywhere else in the world. Yet questions of how that dramatic shift took place have long gone unanswered. In this first comprehensive history of Asian exclusion repeal, Jane H. Hong unearths the transpacific movement that successfully ended restrictions on Asian immigration. The mid-twentieth century repeal of Asian exclusion, Hong shows, was part of the price of America’s postwar empire in Asia. The demands o ... More

Keywords: Immigration, Asian American, Asia, Race, Empire, Transpacific, Philippines, India, Citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469653365
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane H. Hong, author
Occidental College