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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Roger Daniels is one of the premier scholars of Asian American history and has previously done pathbreaking research on the anti-Japanese movement in California and the World War II internment of Japanese Americans. Now, in Asian America, Daniels presents an interpretive account of the Chinese and Japanese in the U.S. In doing so, he attempts to show that these groups are an integral part of the immigration and ethnic history of America, especially by stressing parallels in the experiences of Asian and European immigrants. Daniels further argues that, because of a number of factors, there are differences as well as similarities in the experiences of Chinese and Japanese Americans. Daniels begins by examining Chinese immigration, the anti-Chinese movement, and Chinese settlement up to World War II and then he covers the same areas for the Japanese. This is followed by a discussion of both groups during the war, a chapter on the Cold War era, and an epilogue on happenings from 1960 to the 1980s.
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