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Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940

Jason Oliver Chang

Abstract

This book tells the history of anti-Chinese politics in Mexican culture. It reveals the hidden influence that anti-Chinese racism, or antichinismo, has had on the formation of the revolutionary government and mestizo national identity. The imagined racial figure of Chinese men created a profound impact in Mexican society. The book employs an Asian Americanist critique to evaluate Mexico as a racial state to discuss the political function of antichinismo at various points of national crisis. After the revolution, the social rights mandate of the 1917 constitution created a new rationality for t ... More

Keywords: mestizo, Chinese, antichinismo, grotesque assembly, revolution, indigenous, reconstruction, racial state, public sphere, Mexico, ideology, anti-Chinese racism, Asian Americanist critique, 1917 constitution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040863
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040863.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Oliver Chang, author
University of Connecticut at Storrs