Reviving a Lost Potential of the Chicago School of Sociology?

A Century of Studies of Trans-Pacific Migrations

In: Journal of Migration History
Henry YuAssociate Professor, Dept. of History, and Principal, St. John’s College, ubc, Vancouver, b.c. v6t 1z1, Canada,

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This paper traces the effects of anti-Asian politics and immigration exclusion in shaping early studies of Asian migration in the Pacific region, in particular within the United States, Canada, and Australian. Yu argues that there are collaborative community research approaches that marked early 20th century studies of Asian migrants to North America that should be recovered, a lost potential of early survey research work of the Chicago school of sociology in general.

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