Indian Americans: The Life and Work of a New Immigrant Community. What can Chinese in America Learn?

  • Starts: 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Ends: 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Part of the China-India Comparative Talks Series ** People of Indian origin make up less than one percent of the American population, but have been unusually successful in pursuing the "American Dream" through careers in high-skill occupations and entrepreneurship. Professor Devesh Kapur (UPenn, Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India) focuses on four major themes in the immigration literature– selection, assimilation, entrepreneurship, and clustering– to analyze the specific characteristics of this community. In contrast, the number of Chinese students and scholars is rising rapidly in America. Many of them thrive, but a good proportion is struggling. Professor Min Ye (Assistant Professor, BU Director, East Asian Studies Program) will offer comments on the Chinese in America, their characteristics, homeland ties, and how they can learn from the success of Indian Americans. Sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia, BU East Asian Studies Program, and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Long-Range Future at Boston University.

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