This work examines the lives of 163 elite immigrants who have achieved the American dream while gaining fortune and fame. With this sample of immigrants, Professor Emeritus Alfred K. Ho provides a portrait of a successful candidate for U.S. immigration. Through his study, he presents detailed analyses of what fields these immigrants have achieved in, why they immigrated, and what they chose to do with their fortunes. Ultimately, Achieving the American Dream is a testament to the American democracy and open society that is the main attraction to these immigrants who are as necessary to the U.S. as we are to them.
Alfred K. Ho is professor emeritus of Western Michigan University. He received his B.A. from Yenching University, Beijing, China, his Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Thus, he has the training in both the East and the West cultures. This is his eighth published work. His early books include: Developing the Economy of the People's Republic of China, (Praeger, l982); Joint Ventures of the People's Republic of China (Praeger, 1990); and China's Reforms and Reformers (Praeger, 2004).
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Movies Chapter 3 Music Chapter 4 Sports Chapter 5 Culture Chapter 6 Science Chapter 7 Government Chapter 8 Business Chapter 9 Conclusion Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 Index