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Unformatted text preview: The Missing Bridge of Transnationalism Key Concepts No longer splendid isolation Always seeking connections The remittance economy o Similar situations o Family o Womens role Domestic economies Unpaid home work Subsistence agriculture Not bachelors but bridged Broken No Longer Splendid Isolation If we try to see what was not immediately visible, Asian men in America were not solitary figures; they were intimately connected to women in Asia Intricate, dynamic pattern of return visits to China, efforts to bring wives to the US, to fight against laws that prohibit bringing wives to the US; wrote letters, constant communication Always seeking connections Chinese were willing to work for low wages Their digestive system became adaptable to garbage, so they could work on low wages US senator John Miller, Those men could grow fat on less than half the food required by Anglo-Saxon Porridge, bloaters, macaroni Socioeconomic explanation of how transnationalism worked...
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- Spring '08