Sunday, January 6, 2008
War against Chinese Americans by Jean Pfaelzer
Asian Fortune,January 2008 issue on page 20 published rave reviews for Jean Pfaelzer's book about War against Chinese Americans: Jean Pfaelzer is a professor at the University of Delaware and noted author of "Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans." Thanks to this gripping narrative, Chinese immigrants now stand front and center in the saga of the struggle for civil rights in these United States. It is a readable recounting of America's systematic effort to purge all Chinese immigrants from the mid-19th into the early 20th centuries. This is a valuable addition to our understanding of the making of modern America. My comment: To update such cases,an American college in Maryland forced one American scholar of Chinese ancestry, an Associate Professor with tenure to resign after 17 years in the Department of Economics and another American economist of Chinese ancestry to be terminated after 18 years as the Full Professor with tenure. It is clearly a case of discrimination but it is difficult or impossible to prove such discrimination in Court. Such cases happened in 1983-1984. Francis Shieh on Sunday,January 6, 2008.