Madeline Y. Hsu

Madeline Y. Hsu

Born in Missouri, Madeline Y. Hsu grew up traveling between Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Arkansas. She is currently an associate professor of history and director of the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 (2000) and The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority (2015). She also coedited, with Sucheng Chan, Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture (2008), and edited Chinese American Transnational Politics (2010), which features articles by the pioneering Chinese American historian Him Mark Lai. Her ongoing research projects explore ethnic food and entrepreneurship, the entwining of U.S. foreign relations with immigration law and racial ideologies, contemporary Taiwanese history, and Cold War refugee migrations and brain drains.

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  • Immigration and Deportation Policy *
  • The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
  • Immigration Law, International Education, and the International Competition for Knowledge Workers
  • The Chinese Origins of America's Illegal Immigration Problem
  • The Origins of Chop Suey: Ethnic Representation and Entrepreneurship
  • Families across Borders: Illegality and the Ties that Bind *

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.