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A New China, a New Community

Fredy González

in Paisanos Chinos

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780520290198
Published online January 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780520964488 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520290198.003.0007
A New China, a New Community

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This chapter illustrates the profound changes that affected the Chinese Mexican community after Mexico established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. Chinese Mexican political associations abruptly closed, while second- and subsequent generation Chinese Mexicans founded their own cultural associations. At the same time, new Chinese immigrants arrived from the mainland, speaking a different language and holding different cultural traditions. The different waves of Chinese Mexicans present a challenge to community unity. Finally, some Chinese Mexicans have slowly come to embrace the People’s Republic of China, making claims to belonging in mainland China while at the same time proudly declaring that their roots are now in Mexico.

Keywords: new immigrants; dragon dancing; diaspora

Chapter.  9072 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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