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Chan, Sucheng

Overview
Works: 43 works in 153 publications in 2 languages and 10,549 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Interviews  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Personal narratives‡vVietnamese  Personal narratives‡vHmong 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Sucheng Chan
 
Most widely held works by Sucheng Chan
Asian Americans : an interpretive history by Sucheng Chan( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Asian immigration from the California gold rush to Vietnamese boat people, describes patterns of work, social adaptation, and family formation, and explains how they coped with discrimination
Hmong means free : life in Laos and America by Sucheng Chan( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes five Hmong families, in their own words, who lived as farmers in Laos, became refugees after a Communist government came into power in 1975, and immigrated to the United States, and the effects on their lives of leaving their homes and making a new identities
Survivors : Cambodian refugees in the United States by Sucheng Chan( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this clear, comprehensive, and unflinching study, Sucheng Chan invites us to follow the saga of Cambodian refugees striving to distance themselves from a series of cataclysmic events in their homeland. Survivors tracks not only the Cambodians' fight for their lives but also their battle for self-definition in new American surroundings. Unparalleled in scope, Survivors begins with the Cambodians' experiences under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, following them through escape to refugee camps in Thailand and finally to the United States, where they try to build new lives in the wake of massive trauma. Their struggle becomes primarily economic as they continue to negotiate new cultures and deal with rapidly changing gender and intergenerational relations within their own families. Poverty, crime, and racial discrimination all leave impact on their experiences in America, and each is examined in depth. Although written as a history, this is a thoroughly multidisciplinary study, and Chan makes use of research from anthropology, sociology, psychology, medicine, social work, linguistics and education. She also captures the perspective of individual Cambodians. Drawing on interviews with more than fifty community leaders, a hundred government officials, and staff members in volunteer agencies, Survivors synthesizes the literature on Cambodian refugees, many of whom come from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. A major scholarly achievement, Survivors is unique in the Asian American canon for its memorable presentation of cutting-edge research and its interpretation of both sides of the immigration process
Quiet odyssey : a pioneer Korean woman in America by Mary Paik Lee( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bittersweet soil : the Chinese in California agriculture, 1860-1910 by Sucheng Chan( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claiming America : constructing Chinese American identities during the exclusion era by Kevin Scott Wong( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that recovers the lives and experiences of individuals who staked their claim to Chinese American identity
Entry denied : exclusion and the Chinese community in America, 1882-1943( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1882, Congress passed a Chinese exclusion law that barred the entry of Chinese laborers for ten years. The Chinese thus became the first people to be restricted from immigrating into the United States on the basis of race. Exclusion was renewed in 1892 and 1902 and finally made permanent in 1904. Only in 1943 did Congress rescind all the Chinese exclusion laws as a gesture of goodwill toward China, an ally of the UNited States during World War II. Entry Denied is a collection of essays on how the Chinese exclusion laws were implemented and how the Chinese , as individuals and as a community in the United States, mobilized to mitigate the restrictions imposed upon them. It is the first book in English to rely on Chinese language sources to explore the exclusion era in Chinese American history. Between 1882 and 1943, only a small number of Chinese belonging to certain "exempted" classes--merchants, students, diplomats, and temporary travelers--could land on American soil. During the period, Chinese repeatedly used the courts to challenge the efforts of immigration officials to deny them entry. Four of the essays in this volume document how the Chinese fared in the courts, while another four trace the impact of exclusion on the social structure of America's Chinatowns. The six decades of the exclusion era were a dark period in Chinese American history: Chinese immigrants suffered greatly as a result of the draconian measures to exclude and deport them. Because we know so little about what actually went on in the Chinese communities in America, these essays represent a pioneering effort to shed light on this unhappy chapter of history. They show that Chinese immigrants were not simply passive victims of injustice but were tenacious fighters who attempted to protect whatever civil rights the courts gave them. (Book jacket)
The Vietnamese American 1.5 generation : stories of war, revolution, flight, and new beginnings( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The conflict that Americans call the "Vietnam War" was only one of many incursions into Vietnam by foreign powers. However, it has had a profound effect on the Vietnamese people who left their homeland in the years following the fall of Saigon in 1975. Collected here are fifteen first-person narratives written by refugees who left Vietnam as children and later enrolled as students at the University of California, where they studied with the well-known scholar and teacher Sucheng Chan. She has provided a comprehensive introduction to their autobiographical accounts, which succinctly encompasses more than a thousand years of Vietnamese history. The volume concludes with a thorough bibliography and videography compiled by the editor. While the volume is designed specifically for today's college students, its compelling stories and useful history will appeal to all readers who want to know more about Vietnam and especially about the fates of children who emigrated to the U.S."--Publisher's website
Chinese American transnationalism : the flow of people, resources, and ideas between China and America during the exclusion era by Sucheng Chan( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese American Transnationalism considers the many ways in which Chinese living in the United States during the exclusion era maintained ties with China through a constant interchange of people and economic resources, as well as political and cultural ideas. This book continues the exploration of the exclusion era begun in two previous volumes: Entry Denied, which examines the strategies that Chinese Americans used to protest, undermine, and circumvent the exclusion laws; and Claiming America, which traces the development of Chinese American ethnic identities. Taken together, the three volumes underscore the complexities of the Chinese immigrant experience and the ways in which its contexts changed over the sixty-one year period
Peoples of color in the American West( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remapping Asian American history( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese Americans and the politics of race and culture( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this text offer multifaceted explorations of how Chinese Americans have shaped their ethnic culture and identities to claim recognition in America's multiracial, multicultural democratic state
Social and gender boundaries in the United States( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not just victims : conversations with Cambodian community leaders in the United States( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of Asian American studies : the politics of teaching and program building by Sucheng Chan( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income and status differences between white and minority Americans : a persistent inequality( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major problems in California history : documents and essays( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bitter melon : inside America's last rural Chinese town by Jeff Gillenkirk( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1915, a group of immigrants from the Zhongshan area of southern China built their own town on rented land in the Delta, called Locke. The last town in America that was built and inhabited exclusively by Chinese, Locke provided all the services needed by a population of mostly male farm laborers. Main Street offered a wild vitality known far and wide, with five gambling halls and at least as many brothels, plus restaurants, markets, opium dens and boarding houses with rooms to rent for as little as $5 a month. With vivid historical and contemporary photographs and poignant oral histories with the residents of Locke, BITTER MELON tells the largely forgotten story of the Chinese pioneers who came to California during the time of the Exclusion Act. In 2015 the town of Locke celebrates its 100th anniversary, a surprising testament to the stamina and perseverance of California's Chinese pioneers
Asian Californians by Sucheng Chan( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajiakei amerikajin no hikari to kage : Ajiakei amerika imin no rekishi by Sucheng Chan( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Asian Americans : an interpretive history
Alternative Names
Chan Sucheng

Sucheng Chan.

Sucheng Chan Chinese-American author, historian, scholar, and professor

チャン, スーチェン

Languages
English (116)

Japanese (3)

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Hmong means free : life in Laos and AmericaSurvivors : Cambodian refugees in the United StatesQuiet odyssey : a pioneer Korean woman in AmericaThis bittersweet soil : the Chinese in California agriculture, 1860-1910Claiming America : constructing Chinese American identities during the exclusion eraThe Vietnamese American 1.5 generation : stories of war, revolution, flight, and new beginningsChinese American transnationalism : the flow of people, resources, and ideas between China and America during the exclusion eraRemapping Asian American history