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The Chinese in Mexico: No Longer a Forgotten History

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On Today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet Professor Robert Chao Romero, the son of a Mexican father from Chihuahua and a Chinese immigrant mother from Hubei in central China. Dr. Romero is an Associate Professor at UCLA’s Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies and Department of Asian American Studies. He considers himself fortunate to be able to study himself for a living and he allows his dual cultural heritage to serve as the basis for his academic studies.

His research examines Asian immigration to Latin America, as well as the large population of “Asian-Latinos” in the United States. He is also interested in the role played by religion in social activism.  His first book, The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940 (2010), tells the forgotten history of the Chinese community in Mexico and it received a Latino-Studies-Section-Book-Award from the Latin American Studies Association. Romero received his J. D. from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Latin American history from UCLA.
When he is not a professor, he is a pastor and director of Christian Students of Conscience, an organization which trains and mobilizes students in issues of race and social justice from a faith-based perspective.   He is also the author of Jesus for Revolutionaries: An Introduction to Race, Social Justice, and Christianity (October 2013).

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