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CHANGING SOCIO-CULTURAL PATTERNS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNITY IN LOS ANGELES A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty or the Department of Sociology The University of Southern California In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy by Wen-Hui Chung Chen June 19$2
|Title||Changing socio-cultural patterns of the Chinese community in Los Angeles|
|Author||Chen, Wen-Hui Chung|
|Degree||Doctor of Philosophy|
|School||Department of Sociology|
|Advisor (committee chair)||
Neumeyer, Martin H.
McClanahan, Bessie A.
|Advisor (committee member)||
McDonagh, Edward C.
Nordskog, John E.
Julov, Ruby S.
|Abstract||The Centennial Celebration in the State or California in 1950 provides an appropriate occasion for a study of Chinese Community life in Los Angeles. The Chinese people began to come to the United States a hundred years ago. They were among the early pioneers who helped to build upthe state. When there was a big demand for cheap labor, Chinese laborers were imported into California to meet the urgent needs. In time, the laborers sent for their friends and relatives to join them on this land or opportunity, and a Chinese community began to grow on American soil. Chinatowns were established in different cities of the United States. Today the descendants of the early Chinese laborers are scattered all over the United States. Some of them are American citizens; others are only residents; they all are members or a distinct minority group.; Statement of the problem. This is a study of the changing socio-cultural patterns of the Chinese community in Los Angeles. On, the one hand, it aims to show how Chinese social institutions and organizations have evolved to meet the needs of the immigrants in early California as well as in the modern Chinatown in Los Angeles. Attention is also given not only to the observable social, cultural, and economic factors, but to environmental factors which are responsible for the socio-cultural changes that took place in the Chinese community in the past hundred years. On the other hand, the study is concerned with the interrelationships that exist between the Chinese and the white American community, and the ways in which the social organization of the Chinese community functions within the framework of the larger community.|
|Keyword||immigration; immigration laws; railroads; farming; mining; exclusion act of 1882; population; Chinatown; nigger alley of 1871; 1871 massacre; new china city; cultural patterns; language; Chinese newspapers; housing; clothing; art; family; marriage; women; divorce; polygamy; funeral ceremonies; festivals; tongs; patriotic associations; cultural organizations; business associations; interest groups; occupations; legal status; assimilation; acculturation|
|Geographic subject (city or populated place)||Chinatown; Los Angeles|
|Geographic subject (county)||Los Angeles|
|Geographic subject (state)||California|
|Geographic subject (country)||USA|
|Format (aacr2)||xvii, 444 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Part of collection||University of Southern California dissertations and theses|
|Publisher (of the original version)||University of Southern California|
|Place of publication (of the original version)||Los Angeles, California|
|Publisher (of the digital version)||University of Southern California. Libraries|
|Provenance||Digitized by the University of Southern California|
|Legacy record ID||usctheses-m24|
|Rights||Chen, Wen-Hui Chung|
|Access conditions||(213) 743-1672; http://www.usc.edu/isd/libraries/locations/grand/|
|Repository name||Libraries, University of Southern California|
|Repository address||Los Angeles, California|
|Full text||CHANGING SOCIO-CULTURAL PATTERNS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNITY IN LOS ANGELES A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty or the Department of Sociology The University of Southern California In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy by Wen-Hui Chung Chen June 19$2|