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The first suburban Chinatown : the remaking of Monterey Park, California

Author: Timothy P Fong
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1994.
Series: Asian American history and culture.
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Monterey Park, California, is a community of 60,000 residents, located east of downtown Los Angeles. Dubbed by the media the "First Suburban Chinatown," Monterey Park is the only city in the continental United States with a majority Asian American population. Since the early 1970s, large numbers of Chinese immigrants moved there and transformed a quiet, predominantly white middle-class bedroom community into a
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Fong, Timothy P.
First suburban Chinatown.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1994
(DLC) 93020562
(OCoLC)28067272
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy P Fong
ISBN: 9781439904633 1439904634 9781566391238 1566391237
OCLC Number: 646068175
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 219 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Preface; Introduction: A New and Dynamic Community; 1. Ramona Acres to the Chinese Beverly Hills: Demographic Change; 2. Enter the Dragon: Economic Change; 3. "I Don't Feel at Home Anymore": Social and Cultural Change; 4. Community Fragmentation and the Slow-Growth Movement; 5. Controlled Growth and the Official-Englsih Movement; 6. "City with a Heart"?; 7. The Politics of Realignment; 8. Theoretical Perspectives on Monterey Park; Conclusion: From Marginal to Mainstream; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Asian American history and culture.
Responsibility: Timothy P. Fong.

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Monterey Park, California, is a community of 60,000 residents, located east of downtown Los Angeles. Dubbed by the media the "First Suburban Chinatown," Monterey Park is the only city in the continental United States with a majority Asian American population. Since the early 1970s, large numbers of Chinese immigrants moved there and transformed a quiet, predominantly white middle-class bedroom community into a bustling international boomtown.

Timothy Fong examines the demographic, economic, social, and cultural changes taking place in Monterey Park, as well as the political reactions to change.

Although the city was initially recognized for its liberal attitude toward newcomers, rapid economic development and population growth spawned numerous problems. Greater density, traffic congestion, less open space and parking, and strain on city services are problems that any city would encounter with rapid unplanned growth. The prominence of Chinese-language business signs, and ethnic restaurants, markets, and shops persuaded many older residents to focus blame on the immigrants.

Fong describes how, by 1986, the once ethnically diverse city council became predominantly white and promoted such "anti-Chinese" measures as controlled growth and English as the official language.

Unlike earlier waves of Asian immigrants, many of the Chinese who settled in Monterey Park were affluent and well educated. Resentment over their rapid material success was fueled by pervasive anti-Asian sentiment throughout the country.

Fearing that newcomers were "taking over" and refusing to assimilate, residents supported a series of initiatives intended to strengthen "community control." These initiatives were branded as "racist" by development interests, as well as by many of the usually apolitical Chinese in the city. Fong chronicles the evolution of the conflict and locates the beginnings of its recovery from internal strife and unwanted negative media attention.

He demonstrates how the parallel emergence of a populist growth-control movement and a nativist anti-immigrant movement diverted attention from legitimate concerns over uncontrolled development in the city. Similar conflicts are occurring in other areas of California, as well as in New York City's Manhattan and Queens boroughs; Houston, Texas; and Orlando, Florida. Fong's detailed study of Monterey Park explores how race and ethnicity issues are used as political organizing tools and weapons.

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