HIST 001N. First-Year Seminar: Chinatowns: Then & Now

ASAM 001  
Chinatowns have long been a fixture of urban life, serving as a haven for workers fleeing anti-Asian violence, a home for immigrant families, and a hub for tourism. This course will focus on the histories and contemporary conditions of Chinatowns in major U.S. cities, though we will also discuss the development of suburban Chinatowns and Chinatowns around the world. We will explore questions including: what spurred the development of Chinatowns? What purpose do they continue to serve, and for whom? What has been their role in Asian American, American, and urban history?
Concentration: Culture and Identity; Migration, Diaspora, and Space
Social Sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA
Fall 2023. Truong
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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