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A Chinaman's chance: one family's journey and the Chinese American dream

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"From Tony Hsieh to Amy Chua to Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life, and culture. But what makes this story of immigrant ascent unique is that Chinese Americans are emerging at just the same moment when China has emerged - and indeed may displace America - at the center of the global scene. What does it mean to be Chinese American in this moment? And how does exploring that question alter our notions of just what an American is and will be? In many ways, Chinese Americans today are exemplars of the American Dream: during a crowded century and a half, this community has gone from indentured servitude, second-class status and outright exclusion to economic and social integration and achievement. But this narrative obscures too much: the Chinese Americans still left behind, the erosion of the American Dream in general, the emergence--perhaps--of a Chinese Dream, and how other Americans will look at their countrymen of Chinese descent if China and America ever become adversaries. As Chinese Americans reconcile competing beliefs about what constitutes success, virtue, power, and purpose, they hold a mirror up to their country in a time of deep flux. In searching, often personal essays that range from the meaning of Confucius to the role of Chinese Americans in shaping how we read the Constitution to why he hates the hyphen in "Chinese-American," Eric Liu pieces together a sense of the Chinese American identity in these auspicious years for both countries. He considers his own public career in American media and government; his daughter's efforts to hold and release aspects of her Chinese inheritance; and the still-recent history that made anyone Chinese in America seem foreign and disloyal until proven otherwise. Provocative, often playful but always thoughtful, Liu breaks down his vast subject into bite-sized chunks, along the way providing insights into universal matters: identity, nationalism, family, and more. "--
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subject_facetChildren of immigrants -- United States -- Biography
Chinese Americans -- Biography
Chinese Americans -- Cultural assimilation
Chinese Americans -- Ethnic identity
Chinese Americans -- Languages
Liu, Eric
Parent and child -- United States
United States -- Race relations
title_displayA Chinaman's chance : one family's journey and the Chinese American dream
title_fullA Chinaman's Chance One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream
A Chinaman's chance : one family's journey and the Chinese American dream / Eric Liu
title_shortA Chinaman's chance
title_subone family's journey and the Chinese American dream
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Children of immigrants
Chinese Americans
Cultural assimilation
Ethnic identity
Languages
Liu, Eric
Nonfiction
Parent and child
Race relations
Sociology