Chinese Americans are a racial, ethnic, and cultural group making up part of the landscape of U.S. citizenry. While distinguished by their perceived cultural and geographical tie to China, Chinese Americans are also identified as part of a broader Asian American community. Historically, Chinese Americans’ difference from and sameness to other Asian American ethnic communities (like Japanese Americans) has fluctuated depending on the political climate. U.S. law and policy, as well as social attitudes, have shaped Chinese Americans into a distinct and marginalized ...

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