9781469653365-1469653362-Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion

Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion

ISBN-13: 9781469653365
ISBN-10: 1469653362
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hong, Jane H.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469653365
ISBN-10: 1469653362
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hong, Jane H.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hong, Jane H. wrote Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion comprising 280 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469653362 and 9781469653365. Since then Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.22 or rent at the marketplace.

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Over the course of less than a century, the U.S. transformed from a nation that excluded Asians from immigration and citizenship to one that receives more immigrants from Asia than from anywhere else in the world. Yet questions of how that dramatic shift took place have long gone unanswered. In this first comprehensive history of Asian exclusion repeal, Jane H. Hong unearths the transpacific movement that successfully ended restrictions on Asian immigration.

The mid-twentieth century repeal of Asian exclusion, Hong shows, was part of the price of America's postwar empire in Asia. The demands of U.S. empire-building during an era of decolonization created new opportunities for advocates from both the U.S. and Asia to lobby U.S. Congress for repeal. Drawing from sources in the United States, India, and the Philippines, Opening the Gates to Asia charts a movement more than twenty years in the making. Positioning repeal at the intersection of U.S. civil rights struggles and Asian decolonization, Hong raises thorny questions about the meanings of nation, independence, and citizenship on the global stage.

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