Immigrant Community Services in Chinese and Vietnamese Enclaves

Immigrant Community Services in Chinese and Vietnamese Enclaves
Winston Tseng
December 2006

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-131-4 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / xii, 304 pages

Price   $75.00


Tseng studies community based organizations (CBOs) within Chinese and Vietnamese enclaves. These provide cultural services, leadership, and advocacy, facilitating social adjustment. Their viability depends on government and community support and adapting to changing political and community priorities. Even though ethnic CBOs and immigrant populations lack political voice, they represent valuable human and social capital. Ethnic CBOs have central roles to play in fostering collaboration and legitimacy across government and communities and strengthening cultural proficient health and human services to support immigrant populations. With globalization increasingly contested in immigrant neighborhoods, ethnic CBOs have become fundamental urban features that local and global development cannot do without.

About the Author

Winston Tseng is Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. His major fields of specialty include community based participatory research, nonprofit institutions and civil society, racial/ethnic and social inequities of health, and Asia and Asian America.