Diaspora in the United States: Chinese and Indians compared

Wei Li, Emily Skop

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In recent years, the migration rates from both China and India to the U.S. have accelerated. Since 2000 more than a third of foreign-born Chinese and 40% of foreign-born Indians have arrived in that country. This paper will document the evolving patterns of immigration from China and India to the U.S. by tracing the history of immigration and racial discrimination, the dramatic transitions that have occurred since the mid-20th century, and the current demographic and socioeconomic profiles of these two migrant groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-310
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Chinese Overseas
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • United States
  • international migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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