Item description for Lotus Among the Magnolias: The Mississippi Chinese by Seto Quan Robert...
Unlike most Chinese-American studies which focus on large urban concentrations sustained by continuous immigration, this study centers on a small Chinese enclave located in a rural Southern biracial society. It focuses upon three generations of Chinese undergoing social change in an area within the state of Mississippi known as the Delta. This isolated group of people, having little contact with other U.S. Chinese communities, remained nearly intact through the first two generations. Now great changes have caused the third generation to leave the enclave and to relinquish many ethnic traditions.
Lotus Among the Magnolias, a story recorded first-hand by a Chinese scholar who lived among the Mississippi Delta Chinese, is an ethnography about how the Chinese were initially classified by the whites as "colored," and later came to be viewed as a people with a separate identity. As their image has changed, so too have many values and traditions in their lives. This study shows how t
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1982
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 1934110043 ISBN13 9781934110041
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Good Read Feb 8, 2008
This book about the Chinese is very good read. Anywone interested in this subject will enjoy Lotus. Many are not aware of this, but the original Chinese settlers in Mississippi are being replaced by Taiwanese Chinese. The original group dying off, their offspring leaving for better opportunities.
Only one other book delves into the Mississippi Chinese: Between Black & White, which is also very information. Before long the original Chinese in MS will be extinct.