9780205166725

Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship The New Chinese Immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area (Part of the New Immigrants Series)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205166725

  • ISBN10:

    0205166725

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/5/1997
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

A massive wave of immigration is currently sweeping across the US How do new immigrants assimilate, specifically the Chinese in San Francisco?KEY TOPICS:Taking an "actor-oriented" approach which portrays the new Chinese immigrants as problem-solvers and decision makers who shape their own destinies, this book focuses on how the new Chinese immigrants use their ethnic and personal resources to make economic adaptations in the US.Sociologists and anthropologists.Part of the New Immigrants Series.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(1)
ETHNICITY AND ECONOMIC ADAPTATION 2(7)
From China to San Francisco
9(20)
THE HISTORY OF CHINESE IMMIGRATION
10(4)
THE NEW AND OLD IMMIGRANTS: A CONTRAST
14(1)
THE CHINESE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
15(2)
RESIDENTIAL PATTERNS
17(1)
CHINATOWN: THE SYMBOLIC AND CULTURAL CENTER
18(3)
CHINESE ASSOCIATIONS
21(4)
CHINATOWN AS A CENTER OF ETHNIC RESOURCES
25(4)
Who Are The New Chinese Immigrants?
29(12)
THE SOURCES OF THE NEW CHINESE IMMIGRATION
29(3)
MAINLAND CHINA: IMMIGRATION ENTHUSIASM
32(1)
THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF HONG KONG: 1997 AND BEYOND
33(2)
TAIWAN: IS THERE A FUTURE?
35(2)
EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUNDS OF THE NEW IMMIGRANTS
37(2)
ECONOMIC RESOURCES OF THE NEW IMMIGRANTS
39(2)
Economic Challenges and Responses for the New Immigrants
41(24)
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE NEW IMMIGRANTS
42(1)
THE ETHNIC NICHE OF THE CHINESE
43(16)
ENGINEERS, EDUCATORS, AND ENTREPRENEURS
59(6)
Family and Traditional Values: The Bedrock of Chinese Business
65(20)
THE ROLE OF KINSHIP IN CHINESE BUSINESS
66(6)
FAMILY MEMBERS AS EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
72(7)
CONFUCIANISM, TRADITIONS, AND BUSINESS
79(2)
BUSINESS CONTINUITY
81(4)
Global Strategies of Chinese Professionals and Businessmen
85(14)
THE "ASTRONAUT" TREND
87(2)
GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGIES
89(3)
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL TRADING NETWORK
92(1)
RETURNING HOME FOR BUSINESS
93(3)
TRANSNATIONAL WORKERS: OTHER COUNTRIES
96(2)
CONCLUSION
98(1)
Survival and Adaptation in Modern America
99(16)
CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS
99(4)
POLITICS AND THE NEW IMMIGRANTS
103(2)
ESTABLISHING ROOTS AND IDENTITIES IN AMERICA
105(5)
CONCLUSIONS: ECONOMIC ADAPTATION AND ETHNICITY
110(5)
References 115

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