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Author Teng, Emma.

Title Eurasian : mixed identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842-1943 / Emma Jinhua Teng
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013
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Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents A Canton Mandarin weds a Connecticut Yankee : Chinese-western intermarriage becomes a "problem" -- Mae Watkins becomes a "real Chinese wife" : marital expatriation, migration, and transracial hybridity -- "A problem for which there is no solution" : the new hybrid brood and the specter of degeneration in New York's Chinatown -- "Productive of good to both sides" : the Eurasian as solution in Chinese utopian visions of racial harmony -- Reversing the sociological lens : putting Sino-American "mixed bloods" on the miscegenation map -- The "peculiar cast" : navigating the American color line in the era of Chinese exclusion -- On not looking Chinese : Chineseness as consent or descent? -- "No gulf between a Chan and a smith amongst us" : Charles Graham Anderson's manifesto for Eurasian unity in interwar Hong Kong -- Coda : Elsie Jane comes home to rest -- Epilogue
Summary In the second half of the nineteenth century, global labor migration, trade, and overseas study brought China and the United States into close contact, leading to new cross-cultural encounters that brought mixed-race families into being. Yet the stories of these families remain largely unknown. How did interracial families negotiate their identities within these societies when mixed-race marriage was taboo and ""Eurasian"" often a derisive term? In Eurasian, Emma Jinhua Teng compares Chinese-Western mixed-race families in the United States, China, and Hong Kong
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chinese American families -- Social conditions.
Chinese American families -- China -- Social conditions.
Chinese American families -- China -- Hong Kong -- Social conditions.
Chinese Americans -- Ethnic identity -- History.
Chinese Americans -- China -- Ethnic identity -- History.
Chinese Americans -- China -- Hong Kong -- Ethnic identity -- History.
Interracial marriage -- China -- Hong Kong.
Interracial marriage -- China.
Interracial marriage -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012049224
ISBN 0520957008 (electronic bk.)
1299713270 (electronic bk.)
9780520957008 (electronic bk.)
9781299713277 (electronic bk.)