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Chino : Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940 (Paperback) (Jason Oliver Chang)

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From the late nineteenth century to the 1930s, antichinismo --the politics of racism against Chinese Mexicans--found potent expression in Mexico. Jason Oliver Chang delves into the untold story of how antichinismo helped the revolutionary Mexican state, and the elite in control, of it build their nation. As Chang shows, anti-Chinese politics shared intimate bonds with a romantic ideology that surrounded the transformation of the mass indigenous peasantry into dignified mestizos. Racializing a Chinese Other became instrumental in organizing the political power and resources for winning Mexico's revolutionary war, building state power, and seizing national hegemony in order to dominate the majority Indian population. By centering the Chinese in the drama of Mexican history, Chang opens up a fascinating untold story about the ways antichinismo was embedded within Mexico's revolutionary national state and its ideologies. Groundbreaking and boldly argued, Chino is a first-of-its-kind look at the essential role the Chinese played in Mexican culture and politics.
Number of Pages: 257
Genre: Social Science, History
Series Title: Asian American Experience
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
Author: Jason Oliver Chang
Language: English
Street Date: March 30, 2017
TCIN: 51991031
UPC: 9780252082344
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-8769
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