Chinese America - Stereotype and Reality is a comprehensive and fascinating textbook about the Chinese in America. Covering more than 150 years of history, the book documents the increasing importance of the Chinese as a social group: from immigration history to the latest immigration legislation, from educational achievements to socio-cultural and political accomplishments. Employing the author's detailed kwledge of the Chinese Diaspora, combined with her meticulous research, the book explores the history, diversity, socio-cultural structures, networks, and achievements of this often-overlooked ethnicity. It highlights how, based on their current position, Chinese Americans are well-placed to play a major role in future relations between China and the United States - the two largest ecomies of the twenty-first century.
The Author: Birgit Zinzius is a leading international consultant on China, and is Founder and Managing Director of the Seminar for Intercultural Communication and International Management. She has lived for many years in Asia and in the United States, and has worked for several Chinese American media companies in San Francisco. She received her Ph.D. from from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany for her work about Chinese Americans, and has published several books on China and the Chinese: Doing Business in the New China (2004), China entdecken (2003), China Business (2000), and Der Schluessel zum chinesischen Markt (1996).