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Title:From the Central Kingdom to the Gold Mountain: Chinese Immigration to the United States (1820-1943)
Author(s):Cai, Yang
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Tim F.T.Liao
Department / Program:Sociology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economics, History
Abstract:The crucial link between micro- and macro-levels is social networks used by immigrants in the migration process. A key factor here is the world capitalist economy that influenced the conditions of the sending and the receiving countries; affected the formation of the U.S. immigration policy, which prompted the Chinese immigrants to use social networks to fight hard against the discriminatory immigration policy and changed the pattern of Chinese immigration. In a word, the penetration of the world capitalist economy into peripheral countries creates a migratory population that tend to flow into developed countries. And the expansion of the world economy influences the social and economic structure of the sending and the receiving countries that also induce migration across national borders.
Issue Date:1998
Description:177 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9904402
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1998

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