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Emma Jinhua Teng's "Eurasian"

Emma Jinhua Teng's "Eurasian" | Chinese American Now | Scoop.it
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New book describes the diversity of attitudes toward Chinese-caucasian interracial marriages in the late 19th and early 20th century held in America and China.

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Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842–1943

Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842–1943 | Chinese American Now | Scoop.it
In the second half of the nineteenth century, global labor migration, trade, and overseas study brought China and the United States into close contact, leading to new cross-cultural encounters that brought mixed-race families into being.
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" In the second half of the nineteenth century, global labor migration, trade, and overseas study brought China and the United States into close contact, leading to new cross-cultural encounters that brought mixed-race families into being.... How did interracial families negotiate their identities within these societies when mixed-race marriage was taboo and “Eurasian” often a derisive term? 

 ... Emma Jinhua Teng compares Chinese-Western mixed-race families in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, examining both the range of ideas that shaped the formation of Eurasian identities in these diverse contexts and the claims set forth by individual Eurasians concerning their own identities. Teng argues that Eurasians were not universally marginalized during this era, as is often asserted.


Note: The publisher site allows you to read Chapter 1.

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