Japanese and Chinese Immigrant Activists : Organizing in American and International Communist Movements, 1919-1933

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-07-15
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

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Japanese and Chinese immigrants in the United States have traditionally been characterized as hard workers who are hesitant to involve themselves in labor disputes or radical activism. How then does one explain the labor and Communist organizations in the Asian immigrant communities that existed from coast to coast between 1919 and 1933? Their organizers and members have been, until now, largely absent from the history of the American Communist movement. In Japanese and Chinese Immigrant Activists, Josephine Fowler brings us the first in-depth account of Japanese and Chinese immigrant radicalism inside the United States and across the Pacific.

Author Biography

Josephine Fowler was a visiting assistant professor in the American studies department at Macalester College

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. ix
Acronymsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Origins and Beginnings
Historical Backgroundp. 17
Study Groups, the Oriental Branch, and "Hands Off China" Demonstrationsp. 31
From the Top Down
"The Red Capital of the Great Bolshevik Republic"p. 63
Advancing Bolshevism from Moscow Outward and Back and Forth across the Pacificp. 74
From the Bottom Up
From East to West and West to Eastp. 101
Left-wing Chinese Immigrant Activistsp. 120
Chinese Workers in Americap. 139
Formation of the Oriental Branch of the ILDp. 170
Conclusionp. 200
Notesp. 207
Indexp. 263
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