Compelled to Excel Immigration, Education, and Opportunity among Chinese Americans

ISBN-10: 080474985X
ISBN-13: 9780804749855
Edition: 2004
Authors: Vivian S. Louie
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Description: 'Compelled to Excel' explores the attitudes & ambitions of Chinese American college students to discover their motivations for academic success & that although it is viewed as the quintessential success story, the immigrant Chinese community faces  More...

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 8/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

'Compelled to Excel' explores the attitudes & ambitions of Chinese American college students to discover their motivations for academic success & that although it is viewed as the quintessential success story, the immigrant Chinese community faces the same challenges & opportunities as all immigrants.

Marcelo M. Suaacute;rez-Orozco, The Ross University Professor at New York University, is the author and editor of many books includingLatinos: Remaking America(UC Press), co-edited by Mariela Paacute;ez. Vivian Louie is Associate Professor of Education at Harvard University and the author ofCompelled to Excel: Immigration, Education, and Opportunity Among Chinese Americans.Roberto Suro is Professor of Journalism in the Annenberg School of Communication and the author ofStrangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America,among other books.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Family Journeys to America
Mainstream, Suburban America
Urban, Ethnic-Enclave America
How Children Make Sense of Education: A Family Matter
Ethnic Culture, Immigration, and Race in America
Cultures-in-Transition: Gender and Migration
"Ending Up" at Hunter
A Place at Columbia
The Second-Generation Experience
Parental Sacrifice and the Obligations of Children
Second-Generation Identities
Conclusion: Looking toward the Future: A Raceless World or a World Divided by Race?
Methodological Notes
Notes
References
Index

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