Ethnicity and entrepreneurship : the new Chinese immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area / Bernard Wong

Author(s): Wong, Bernard P
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Subjects: Chinese Americans--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Social conditions
Chinese Americans--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Economic conditions
Immigrants--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Social conditions
Immigrants--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Economic conditions
Chinese American businesspeople--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Entrepreneurship--California--San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--Social conditions
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--Economic conditions
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c1998
Series: New immigrants series
LC Classification: F
Table of Contents: Introduction 1
Ethnicity and Economic Adaptation 2
From China to San Francisco 9
The History of Chinese Immigration 10
The New and Old Immigrants: A Contrast 14
The Chinese in the San Francisco Bay Area 15
Residential Patterns 17
Chinatown: The Symbolic and Cultural Center 18
Chinese Associations 21
Chinatown as a Center of Ethnic Resources 25
Who Are The New Chinese Immigrants? 29
The Sources of the New Chinese Immigration 29
Mainland China: Immigration Enthusiasm 32
The Uncertain Future of Hong Kong: 1997 and Beyond 33
Taiwan: Is There a Future? 35
Educational and Occupational Backgrounds of the New Immigrants 37
Economic Resources of the New Immigrants 39
Economic Challenges and Responses for the New Immigrants 41
Economic Opportunity for the New Immigrants 42
The Ethnic Niche of the Chinese 43
Engineers, Educators, and Entrepreneurs 59
Family and Traditional Values: The Bedrock of Chinese Business 65
The Role of Kinship in Chinese Business 66
Family Members as Employers and Employees 72
Confucianism, Traditions, and Business 79
Business Continuity 81
Global Strategies of Chinese Professionals and Businessmen 85
The "Astronaut" Trend 87
Global Business Strategies 89
The Establishment of an International Trading Network 92
Returning Home for Business 93
Transnational Workers: Other Countries 96
Conclusion 98
Survival and Adaptation in Modern America 99
Contributions of the New Chinese Immigrants 99
Politics and the New Immigrants 103
Establishing Roots and Identities in America 105
Conclusions: Economic Adaptation and Ethnicity 110
References 115
Notes: LCCN: 97227976
ISBN: 0205166725
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-120)
Physical Description: viii, 120 p. ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 37456592
ISBN/ISSN: 0205166725

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