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Racial Politics in an Era of Transnational Citizenship : The 1996 Asian Donorgate Controversy in Perspective :  The 1996 Asian Donorgate Controversy in Perspective - Michael Chang

Racial Politics in an Era of Transnational Citizenship : The 1996 Asian Donorgate Controversy in Perspective

The 1996 Asian Donorgate Controversy in Perspective

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Following 1996's Asian Donorgate campaign finance controversy, Chinese Americans, and by proxy all Asian Americans, were depicted in U.S. public discourse as foreigners subversively attempting to buy influence with U.S. politicians. Racial Politics in an Era of Transnational Citizenship asks, Will the perception of the Asian American as the perpetual foreigner continue to reproduce itself uncritically, heightening during times of media-supported nationalism? Scholar Michael Chang's incisive work contributes greatly to current debates on civil rights and on the meaning of citizenship and belonging among a transnational community and in a globalized world.

The 1996 campaign finance controversy, centering on the political donations of Asian nationals and Asian immigrants as well as Asian Americans, led to the most recent reforms to our electoral process. This book presents a comprehensive discussion of the scandal, ranging from the facts of the various cases against the fundraisers involved to the racial stereotypes of even native-born Asian Americans as perpetual foreigners. Anyone interested in the influence of money on our diverse democracy, along with the complications created by ethnic prejudices, would benefit from the information provided here. In this work, detailed investigation forms the basis for astute analysis. It is highly recommended.--Frank H. Wu, Howard University School of Law; author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White

Glossary of Terms Usedp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Transnational Asian America: Race, Class, Nation, and Citizenshipp. 1
Race: A Shifting Discourse: From Campaign Finance Reform to National Securityp. 33
Nation: The Coming Conflict: American Orientalism and U.S.-China Relationsp. 73
Citizenship: Citizenship and Discipline: Asian Americans as Homo economicusp. 99
Class: Transforming and Negotiating the Public Sphere: Asian Americans Respond to "Asian Donorgate"p. 139
Conclusionp. 171
Bibliographyp. 177
Indexp. 189
About the Authorp. 197
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ISBN: 9780739108222
ISBN-10: 0739108220
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: July 2004
Publisher: Lexington Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.35