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Author Yeh, Chiou-ling, 1967-

Title Making an American festival : Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown / Chiou-ling Yeh.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    394.261 YEH    Available
Description xiv, 315 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-295) and index.
Contents Transnational celebrations in changing political climates -- "In the traditions of China and in the freedom of America" : the making of the Chinese New Year festival -- Constructing a "model minority" identity : the Miss Chinatown U.S.A. beauty pageant -- Yellow power : race, class, gender, and activism -- Heated debate on the ethnic beauty pageant -- Hybridity in culture, memory, and politics -- Selling chineseness and marketing Chinese New Year : corporate sponsorship, television broadcasts, and counter memory -- "We are one family" : queerness, transnationalism, and identity politics.
Subject Chinese New Year -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Social life and customs.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780520253506 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520253507 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520253513 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520253515 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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