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Chinese Immigration to the US During the Cold War Era

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
WOOD HALL Basement Lounge

Wednesday, October 12 / 4PM

Wood Hall – Basement Lounge

“Chinese Immigration to the US During the Cold War Era”

Co-sponsored with Department of History

Open to the Public

MADELINE Y. HSU is currently Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She was born in Missouri and grew up traveling between Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Arkansas.

Professor Hsu’s guest lecture will focus on The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority (Princeton University Press, 2015), which won the 2015 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and named Honor Book/ 2015 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association.

She is also author of Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 (2000). She coedited with Sucheng Chan, Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture (2008), and edited Chinese American Transnational Politics (2010), which features articles by the pioneering Chinese American historian Him Mark Lai. Her ongoing research projects explore ethnic food and entrepreneurship, the entwining of U.S. foreign relations with immigration law and racial ideologies, contemporary Taiwanese history, and Cold War refugee migrations and brain drains.


Ms. Fe Delos-Santos at

Asian American Studies Institute (primary), First Year Programs & Learning Communities, History Department, Honors Program, Literatures, Cultures and Languages, UConn Master Calendar

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