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From the Web: Eric Tang, Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto

Interview with Eric Tang on Progess, the OAH blog for American history, about his new book Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyberghetto (Temple University Press, 2015). This work, derived from Tang's experiences as a community organizer, highlights the experiences of Cambodian refugees and their struggles with "derelict housing, unrelenting poverty, and an abusive welfare state." On the matter of integrating activism with academic scholarship, Tang offers the following thoughts: 



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Nianshen Song
Enze Han

Han on Song, 'Making Borders in Modern East Asia: Tumen River Demarcation, 1881-1919'

Nianshen Song. Making Borders in Modern East Asia: Tumen River Demarcation, 1881-1919. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 318 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-17395-8.

Reviewed by Enze Han (University of Hong Kong) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)