Introduction

This book began as research into “absences” in historical memory. While browsing newspapers in El Paso, I was hoping to understand how the absence of Chinese women in the lives of many Chinese men in the borderlands had affected their social relations in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Combing the micr...

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Published in: Uprooting Community p. 3
Main Author: SELFA A. CHEW
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Arizona Press 10-22-2015
Subjects:
Law
Men
War
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Summary: This book began as research into “absences” in historical memory. While browsing newspapers in El Paso, I was hoping to understand how the absence of Chinese women in the lives of many Chinese men in the borderlands had affected their social relations in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Combing the microfilm yielded an astonishing piece of information, unrelated to the Chinese community: I stumbled upon an article describing a military search of several homes in Ciudad Juárez on March 15, 1942, carried out under the supervision of the American consul.¹ My surprise grew when I did not recognize the Japanese surnames of
ISBN: 9780816531851
0816531854