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Compelled to Excel: Immigration, Education, and Opportunity Among Chinese Americans

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Compelled to Excel: Immigration, Education, and Opportunity Among Chinese Americans

by Vivian S Louie

About this title: In the contemporary American imagination, Asian Americans are considered the quintessential immigrant success story, a powerful example of how the culture of immigrant families--rather than their race or class--matters in education and upward mobility. Drawing on extensive interviews with second-generation Chinese Americans attending Hunter College, a public commuter institution, and Columbia University, an elite Ivy League school, Vivian Louie challenges the idea that race and class do not matter. Though most Chinese ... read more

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