“A thought-provoking and well-executed book. The built environment is among the most reliable indicators of who people are and what they want, and Li has persuasively demonstrated key aspects of some dramatic transformations.” —The Geographical Review
is a richly illustrated monograph. Wei Li makes extensive use of primary and secondary data to make her arguments, and she also includes maps, charts, and tables to support her case. I particularly enjoyed the map of the spatial mean of the Los Angeles County Chinese population arcing decisively east after 1960. It is a classic illustrative technique in spatial analysis and it is great to see it applied so effectively in this study. . . . [Ethnoburb
] could also easily fit in to an urban geography or urban sociology course. More generally, anyone interested in the complexities associated with recent immigration and associated settlement patterns and the multiethnic metropolis should have this book on their to-do list.” —Journal of Regional Science
"As Li’s well-written and thoroughly researched study demonstrates, American social, economic, political, and living patterns, and maintenance of the nation’s diversity rather than forced assimilation, will do much to strengthen the United States in the increasingly globalized world." —H-Net Reviews (published on H-Urban, August 2009; read the entire review: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=24936
Author: Li, Wei;Wei Li
is professor at the Asian Pacific American Studies Program and School of Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University.