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The Resource To save China, to save ourselves : the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York, Renqiu Yu

To save China, to save ourselves : the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York, Renqiu Yu

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To save China, to save ourselves : the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York
Title
To save China, to save ourselves
Title remainder
the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York
Statement of responsibility
Renqiu Yu
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Combining exhaustive archival research in Chinese language sources and oral history interviews, Renqiu Yu examines the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance (CHLA), an organization that originated in 1933 to help Chinese laundrymen break their isolation from American society. Yu brings to life the men who labored in New York hand laundries, depicting their meager existence, their struggles against discrimination and exploitation, and their attempts to change the power structure in the Chinese community. The persistent efforts of the CHLA succeeded in changing the laundrymen's status in American society and improving the image of the Chinese among the American public
  • Yu is especially concerned with the political activities of the CHLA, which was founded in reaction to racist behavior by white competitors and to proposed New York City legislation that would have put the Chinese laundrymen out of business. When the conservative Chinese social organization - the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association - proved ineffectual in helping the laundrymen, they broke with tradition and created their own organization. Not only did the CHLA succeed in reducing the legislative requirements that would have closed down the Chinese hand laundries, but its "people's diplomacy" subsequently took up the cause of providing aid to China during its war with Japan and winning American support for China in that war
  • The CHLA staged a campaign in the 1930s and 40s that took as its slogan, "To Save China, To Save Ourselves." Focusing on this campaign, Yu also examines the complex relationship between the democratically-oriented CHLA and the Chinese American left in the 1930s
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
Series statement
Asian American history and culture
To save China, to save ourselves : the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York, Renqiu Yu
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To save China, to save ourselves : the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York, Renqiu Yu
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt14bs8b8
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index
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Contents
Acknowledgments; Chinese Names and Transliteration; Introduction; One: Chinese Laundrymen in New York City; Two: The Emergence of the CHLA; Three: The Alliance Is for the Laundrymen; Four: "To Save China, To Save Ourselves"; Five: "The People's Diplomacy"; Six: The Struggle Over a Penny; Seven: Where Is the Gold Mountain?; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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