Editor's introduction.

Author:Lee, Jonathan H.X.
Position:Editorial
 
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First and foremost, we wish to thank you for your continued support of the Chinese Historical Society of America. With your membership and support to CHSA we are able to continue our work in educating, promoting, and preserving the rich contributions of the Chinese in America.

In this issue of Chinese America: History & Perspectives, ethnomusicologist May May Chiang serves as our guest editor in our special focus on Chinese American music. Chiang narrates an overview of Chinese American music and musicology while Chih-Suei Shaw examines the dynamic work of Chinese-born, U.S.-based composer Chen Yi. Musician and scholar Benjamin Lapidus provides an examination of expressions of identity and its interplay with music among Latino Chinese or Chinese Latino musicians and performers: specific artists discussed include Cuban Chinese such as Hilda lee and orquesta Anacaona (Castro sisters), Theodore "Fats" Navarro, the Puerto Rican Chinese singer Chino Rodriguez, and the China-based group Mandarina China, among others. Social and cultural geographer Justin K. H. Tse provides a geographical account of the hegemony of liberal Protestants in twentieth-century San Francisco's Chinatown as they sought to reconfigure Chinese America as a network of nonprofit organizations for economic justice and anti-racist activism, pushing back against conservative Protestant narratives of subjective conversion and a non-Christian Chinese establishment's informal linkages to Chinese kinship networks. Historian Charlotte Brooks documents the history of the National Chinese Welfare Council from 1957 to 1991. Political scientist Walton Brown-Foster examines the contributions of Grace Lee Boggs (June 27, 1915-October 5, 2015), political activist and political philosopher and theoretician, to the civil rights, Black Liberation, and Asian American movements during the twentieth century to the present. Educational linguists Genevieve Leung and Ming-Hsuan Wu explore contemporary Chinese American language maintenance among youth in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Similarly, linguist and Chinese...

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