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Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc. (1952-1970): The Economic and Symbolic Uses of Refugee Admission

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During the Cold War, the U.S. State Department came increasingly to deploy human mobility as a strategic tool that could be used to advance U.S. foreign policy agendas and economic development. The State Department interceded in the movements of refugees, students, cultural ambassadors, and experts to further its goals of building alliances; restricting communist access to scientists, technicians, and others with useful education and training; while promoting the overseas image of America as a racially egalitarian democracy. I explore this project through the State Department-funded, non-profit organization, Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc. (ARCI, 1952-1970), which aimed to resettle 25,000 Chinese intellectual refugees from Hong Kong to further the interests of “the Free World.” Initially ARCI sought to resettle refugees in Taiwan--in support of Chiang Kai-shek’s quest to retake the mainland--but changed course in 1954 with the loss of faith in Chiang’s leadership, passage of refugee legislation permitting entry to the U.S., and State Department efforts to publicize American humanitarian outreach to Asians. About 2,500 refugee Chinese intellectuals and their families came to the United States, a small migration stream that I argue nonetheless contributed to shifts toward economic rationalism in immigration laws and practices as well as recognition of the symbolic usefulness of admitting more “deserving” racial minorities leading up to the transformative 1965 Immigration Act.
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Hsu, Madeline. "Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc. (1952-1970): The Economic and Symbolic Uses of Refugee Admission" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p412636_index.html>

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Hsu, M. "Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc. (1952-1970): The Economic and Symbolic Uses of Refugee Admission" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p412636_index.html

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Abstract: During the Cold War, the U.S. State Department came increasingly to deploy human mobility as a strategic tool that could be used to advance U.S. foreign policy agendas and economic development. The State Department interceded in the movements of refugees, students, cultural ambassadors, and experts to further its goals of building alliances; restricting communist access to scientists, technicians, and others with useful education and training; while promoting the overseas image of America as a racially egalitarian democracy. I explore this project through the State Department-funded, non-profit organization, Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc. (ARCI, 1952-1970), which aimed to resettle 25,000 Chinese intellectual refugees from Hong Kong to further the interests of “the Free World.” Initially ARCI sought to resettle refugees in Taiwan--in support of Chiang Kai-shek’s quest to retake the mainland--but changed course in 1954 with the loss of faith in Chiang’s leadership, passage of refugee legislation permitting entry to the U.S., and State Department efforts to publicize American humanitarian outreach to Asians. About 2,500 refugee Chinese intellectuals and their families came to the United States, a small migration stream that I argue nonetheless contributed to shifts toward economic rationalism in immigration laws and practices as well as recognition of the symbolic usefulness of admitting more “deserving” racial minorities leading up to the transformative 1965 Immigration Act.


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