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Paisanos Chinos: Transpacific Politics among Chinese Immigrants in Mexico

Fredy González


Threatened by the violence of the anti-Chinese campaigns, Chinese Mexicans strengthened their ties to China as a way to safeguard their presence in the country. Paisanos Chinos illustrates the ways in which these transpacific ties helped Chinese Mexicans make a claim to belonging in Mexico and challenged traditional notions of Mexican identity and nationhood. From celebrating the end of the Second World War alongside Mexican neighbors, to carrying out an annual community pilgrimage to the Basílica de Guadalupe, Chinese Mexicans came from out of the shadows and sought to refute longstanding car ... More

Keywords: Chinese diaspora, homeland politics, immigration, modern Mexico, Guomindang

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520290198
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520290198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fredy González, author
University of Colorado Boulder