Families with Children from China New England

The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

  • 13 Oct 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tufts Medical Center Auditorium, 800 Washington Street Boston, MA

Join this author discussion and book signing presented by The Chinese Historical Society of New England

Exploring a century of Chinese migrations, author Madeline Hsu looks at how the model minority characteristics of many Asian Americans resulted from US policies that screened for those with the highest credentials in the most employable fields, enhancing American economic competitiveness. Filled with narratives featuring such renowned Chinese immigrants as I. M. Pei, The Good Immigrants" examines the shifts in immigration laws and perceptions of cultural traits that enabled Asians to remain in the United States as exemplary, productive Americans.

Madeline Y. Hsu served as Director of the Center for Asian American Studies 2006-2014 and is currently an Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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