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Making the Chinese Mexican: Global Migration, Localism, and Exclusion in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Grace Delgado


This book examines the Chinese diaspora in the U.S.–Mexico borderlands. It presents a fresh perspective on immigration, nationalism, and racism through the experiences of Chinese migrants in the region during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Navigating the interlocking global and local systems of migration that underlay Chinese borderlands communities, the author situates the often-paradoxical existence of these communities within the turbulence of exclusionary nationalisms. The world of Chinese fronterizos (borderlanders) was shaped by the convergence of trans-Pacific networ ... More

Keywords: U.S.–Mexico borderlands, Chinese migrants, fronterizos, borderlanders, Chinese diaspora, immigration, nationalism, racism, Sinophobia, citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804778145
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804778145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grace Delgado, author