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Chiou-ling Yeh. University of California Press, 2 сент.
The San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade is an annual event in San Francisco. Held for approximately two weeks following the first day of the Chinese New Year, it combines elements of the Chinese Lantern Festival with a typical American parade. First held in 1858, along what are today Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, it is the oldest and largest event of its kind outside of Asia, and the largest Asian cultural event in North America.
Yeh has written one of the best books on post-World War II Chinese American life in recent years. K. Scott Wong Journal Of American Ethnic History 2011-02-23). Yeh’s fine study will help us comprehend such crucial issues as ethnic identity, racial negotiation, and cultural infusion in our multicultural America. Journal Of American History 2009-09-01). Chiou-ling Yeh is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at San Diego State University.
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Chiou-ling Yeh traces the development of the Chinese New Year parade and beauty pageant in San Francisco from their inception in 1953 as part of an effort to enhance the Chinese business community's ties with American culture, business, and politics. Bringing to light the dynamics and major debates within the Chinese American community from the politics of the Cold War era to the youth rebellions of the sixties to ry identity politics, Yeh shows how this community negotiated its own public space within the larger society and created a new image for itself.
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Making an American festival: Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown. 2008, University of California Press.
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