History Now 42 (Spring 2015)

The Role of China in US History

From the Editor

In most major American cities today, Chinatowns are magnets for tourists and local people eager to enjoy dim sum and Hunan beef or to browse in the shops that line the streets of these enclaves. Non-Chinese Americans join the crowds that fill the streets for the parades celebrating Chinese New Year. Americans of all ethnic and racial backgrounds eagerly purchase clothing, toys, household gadgets, and high-end electronics that carry the label “Made in China.” Daily newspapers carry front-page headlines about the shifting political and economic Sino-American relations.More »