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East Asian Americans and Political Participation

A Reference Handbook

East Asian Americans and Political Participation by Tsung Chi
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This expert handbook explores the various means of political participation of East Asian ethnic groups in the United States. With rapidly growing populations concentrated in California, New York, and other principal electoral states, East Asian communities have become key political players in American electoral politics. But until now, there has not been a scholarly work concentrating solely on the emerging political power of Chinese-, Korean-, and Japanese-Americans. Filling a gap in the literature on American minority politics, East Asian Americans and Political Participation offers the first systematic, comprehensive coverage of the impact of Chinese-American, Korean-American, and Japanese-American individuals and groups on U.S. policy and elections.

Focusing on the post-WWII erawhen rapidly growing East Asian communities began to be more politically involvedthe book explores the full range of formal and informal political actions, including protest politics, social movements and interest groups, electoral politics, and political office holding at every level. These general discussions are enhanced with evocative case studies on such important topics as the railroad strike, Wen Ho Li, Asian American participation in the civil rights movement, the promotion of the motherland, and more.

ABC-CLIO; April 2005
296 pages; ISBN 9781851095070
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Title: East Asian Americans and Political Participation
Author: Tsung Chi