Eugenio Chang-Rodríguez's new book takes a hemispheric and global approach to Chinese migration in the Americas. Centering on the diaspora in the Americas, the work focuses on the broader role of Chinese migration in world history and in the contemporary arena. Chang-Rodríguez's own history frames the work. The author's upbringing included going to Chinese Peruvian restaurants, stores, organizations, and cultural events such as operas. These experiences eventually led him to seek a deeper understanding of the significance of Chinese migration in the Americas. Chang-Rodríguez takes up the existing literature in the field and draws on original research in Spanish, English, and Chinese. The author has spent considerable time in China, taking the first of many academic and cultural trips in 1984, as well as in the countries in the Americas studied. The project brings together decades of Chang-Rodríguez's work.

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