Table of contents for The Chinese in America : a narrative history / Iris Chang.


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Contents

Introduction vii

one.
The Old Country: Imperial China in the Nineteenth Century 1

two.
America: A New Hope 20

three.
"Never Fear, and You Will Be Lucky": Journey and Arrival in San Francisco 29

four.
Gold Rushers on Gold Mountain 38

five.
Building the Transcontinental Railroad 53

six.
Life on the Western Frontier 65

seven.
Spreading Across America 93

eight.
Rumblings of Hatred 116

nine.
The Chinese Exclusion Act 130

ten.
Work and Survival in the Early Twentieth Century 157

eleven.
A New Generation Is Born 173

twelve.
Chinese America During the Great Depression 199

thirteen.
"The Most Important Historical Event of Our Times": World War II 215

fourteen.
"A Mass Inquisition": The Cold War, the Chinese Civil War, and McCarthyism 236

fifteen.
New Arrivals, New Lives: The Chaotic 1960s 261

sixteen.
The Taiwanese Americans 283

seventeen.
The Bamboo Curtain Rises: Mainlanders and Model Minorities 312

eighteen.
Decade of Fear: The 1990s 334

nineteen.
High Tech vs. Low Tech 348

twenty.
An Uncertain Future 389

Notes 405
Acknowledgments 477
Index 481




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Chinese Americans -- History.