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Ethnic America: A History Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter VI, The Chinese Summary

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Chapter VI, The Chinese Summary and Analysis

Chinese immigrants have left China for nations all over the world, not just the United States. They have typically become successful business people particularly in societies that are poor. However, this has bred mass resentment in many cases. The story of the Chinese American is unique but is part of a larger story of worldwide Chinese immigration.

China is an ancient nation, but overseas Chinese are a phenomenon that dates back centuries due to fluctuations in China's prosperity. Chinese immigrants to the United States come primarily from the province of Kwantung in the south. The Chinese emphasize the importance of learning for centuries.

The original Chinese immigrants to the United States are hardworking agricultural and railroad laborers. They are willing to work for less than many whites. The first immigrants are almost all male. Americans resist Chinese immigration, as...

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