The Chinese Americans

Revised Edition

by Benson Tong

"The book is extensive in its approach, covering Chinese American influence in art, TV, movies, politics and more."
Today's Librarian

"The book updates the classic works in the field by Roger Daniels, Sucheng Chan, and Shih-shan Henry Ts'ai on Chinese Americans."
Journal of American Ethnic History


This fully revised and redesigned edition traces the Chinese experience in the United States from the 1780s to the present, demonstrating that Chinese Americans have played an active role in shaping the history of our nation. This revised edition includes new material on children's history, transnationalism, and health care, and the author has expanded his original text and included more Chinese American voices.


Benson Tong is a professor of history at Wichita State University and the author of Unsubmissive Women: Chinese Prostitutes in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco.

Imprint: University Press of Colorado

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $30.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87081-730-4
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Pages: 352 Pages
  • Illustrations: 16 b&w photographs
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Benson Tong
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87081-730-4