Min Zhou is Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Chinatown (Temple) and The Transformation of Chinese America, co-author of Growing Up American, and co-editor of Asian American Youth and Contemporary Asian America.
List of Figures and Tables Foreword, by Alejandro Portes Acknowledgments Introduction: A Personal Reflection on the Study of Chinatown and Beyond PART I Historical and Global Contexts 1. The Chinese Diaspora and International Migration PART II Immigration, Demographic Trends, and Community Dynamics 2. Demographic Trends and Characteristics of Contemporary Chinese America 3. In and Out of Chinatown: Residential Segregation and Mobility among Chinese Immigrants in New York City 4. Suburbanization and New Trends in Community Development: The Case of Chinese Ethnoburbs in the San Gabriel Valley, California, with Yen-Fen Tseng and Rebecca Y. Kim PART III The Organizational Structure of the Ethnic Enclave 5. Immigrant Entrepreneurship and the Enclave Economy: The Case of New York City's Chinatown 6. Chinese-Language Media in the United States 7. Chinese Schools and the Ethnic System of Supplementary Education PART IV The Family and the New Second Generation 8. The Other Half of the Sky: Immigrant Women in Chinatown's Enclave Economy 9. Negotiating Culture and Ethnicity: Intergenerational Relations in Chinese Immigrant Families 10. "Parachute Kids" in Southern California: The Educational Experience of Chinese Children in Transnational Families PART V The Future of Chinese America 11. Rethinking Assimilation: The Paradox of "Model Minority" and "Perpetual Foreigner" Appendix: Recommended Films on the Chinese American Experience Notes Bibliography Index