A Eurasian is a person of mixed Asian and European ancestry. Eurasians include people with ancestry from anywhere in Europe and anywhere in Asia. The term was originally coined in 19th-century British India to identify a person born to usually a British father and an Indian mother. These mixed offspring were later called Anglo-Indians.
Although Michigan had no anti-miscegenation laws against Chinese-white intermarriage, the wedding caused a local scandal and the couple was compelled to withdraw from the University of Michigan. US law furthermore subjected Mae to marital expatriation, or the loss of her American citizenship; and so, when she traveled with her young baby to China in June , she traveled as a Chinese national, uncertain whether — in the age of Chinese Exclusion — she would ever be able to return to the land of her birth again. In the second half of the nineteenth century, trade, imperial expansion, missionary movements, global labor migration, and overseas study brought China and the United States in closer contact than ever before. Yet their stories remain largely unknown. The book compares Eurasian families in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, examining both the range of ideas that shaped the formation of Eurasian identities in these diverse contexts and the claims set forth by individual Eurasians concerning their own identities.
Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842-1943
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