Rise of a Japanese Chinatown: Yokohama, 1894–1972

Rise of a Japanese Chinatown: Yokohama, 1894–1972

Evan Dawley of Goucher College reviews Rise of a Japanese Chinatown: Yokohama, 1894–1972, by Eric Han. This book is about the vicissitudes of identity formation among Chinese in Yokohama and Chinatown’s shifting social position within Japan’s second largest city. Han’s history revolves around a central paradox: How could Chinatown’s ethnic distinctiveness become a core piece of Yokohama identity within a monoethnic Japan? His primary concern, however, is with the transformation of a small conglomeration of people from China’s southeastern provinces who became ethnically Chinese, nationally Chinese, and hamakko or Yokohama-ites.

Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12255

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Eric Han, College of William & Mary
Reviewed by Evan Dawley, Goucher College

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Spring 2016
Pages e7-e8
DOI 10.1111/imre.12255
Volume 50
Issue Number 1


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