Marxist Feminist film scholar Dai Jinhua, one of the preeminent cultural critics of China's New Left, historicizes the rapid cultural and intellectual developments that took place in China during the s and 90s. The Marxist Feminist scholar of film and literature Dai Jinhua emerged in the late s as one of the preeminent cultural critics of China's New Left. Dai discusses her intellectual formation, her efforts to reconceptualize the cultural history of Chinese film, the relationship between film and literature, and feminism in China. Zhou Yaqin: As some of the students and I understand it, over the last few years you have been engaged, actually you have really excelled, in studying contemporary and modern women's literature, mass culture of the eighties and nineties, and post Chinese film, paying particular attention to the period after , the New Era. Lately, you've undertaken studies into the cultural history of Chinese film, particularly its pre roots. How do you account for this turn in your thinking?
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Asian American History – Japanese American Citizens League
Chinese immigrants from the last quarter of the 19th century until the middle of the 20th century operated laundries throughout the U. The popularity of this business among early Chinese was due to several factors. Racial discrimination prevented Chinese from entering many occupations and businesses. The small amount of capital required to start, the low operating expenses, and the ability to function with minimal English language fluency also contributed to the growth of Chinese laundries.
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Combining exhaustive archival research in Chinese language sources and oral history interviews, Renqiu Yu examines the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance CHLA , an organization that originated in to help Chinese laundrymen break their isolation from American society. Yu brings to life the men who labored in New York hand laundries, depicting their meager existence, their struggles against discrimination and exploitation, and their attempts to change the power structure in the Chinese community. The persistent efforts of the CHLA succeeded in changing the laundrymen's status in American society and improving the image of the Chinese among the American public. Yu is especially concerned with the political activities of the CHLA, which was founded in reaction to racist behavior by white competitors and to proposed New York City legislation that would have put the Chinese laundrymen out of business.
Essay: "Finding Ourselves in History". Family histories written by website visitors. The history section was written by Paul Yee , the author of many works of history and fiction on the early Chinese in Canada.