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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This book is a recent addition to the Anthropology of Contemporary Issues series edited by Roger Sanjek. The author, now an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, worked as a research assistant on Sanjek's New Immigrants and Old Americans Project in Elmhurst-Corona during the mid-1980s. This was the pilot study for what later became the Ford Foundation's Changing Relations Project, a national study of the impact of post-1965 immigration on American society. Chen, a graduate student from Taiwan himself, noticed a sudden increase in Chinese immigration to New York City after 1982. He chose to conduct his field work in this emerging overseas Chinese community. As an observer who shares the newcomers' broad cultural and linguistic traditions, and who is a recent immigrant himself, Chen presents a fresh and valuable perspective.
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