ERIC Number: ED062477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Challenge of the American Dream: The Chinese in the United States.
Hsu, Francis L. K.
This book examines the situation of the Chinese in the United States in terms of contact and conflict between two vastly different ways of life: how Chinese and white Americans conduct themselves under the circumstances; the effect of such contact and conflict on the behavior patterns of the individual; and, what future course Chinese-Americans and White Americans should pursue in mutual accommodation for a brighter and happier America of tomorrow. The research that went into this book is part of a larger continuing study from 1949 to 1970 under the auspices of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. At its inception, the author was also aided by a grant from the Social Science Research Council. For better understanding, research on other minority groups are also used. The author first visited Hawaii and did research among Hawaiian-Chinese in 1949-1950. He returned in 1969. During the two decades between these visits, he traveled quite extensively in different parts of the United States and Canada and developed an acquaintance with the Chinese in many cities including New York, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, Bias, Chinese Americans, Chinese Culture, Culture Conflict, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Family Problems, Family Role, Identification (Psychology), Intergroup Relations, Majority Attitudes, Minority Groups, Religious Factors
Wadsworth Publishing Co., Inc., Belmont, Calif. 94002 ($2.95)
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Note: Minorities in American Life Series