Immigration, Globalization and Chinese-Theme Malls
This paper is going to compare and contrast two Chinese-theme malls in the United States, one in the largest suburban Chinese community in the nation — the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles, California; another in a metropolitan area that has limited number of Chinese residents — City of Phoenix, Arizona. Specifically, how the divergent capital sources, differential daily usage and functions, and similarities of these two malls influence Chinese American transnational identities and the commercialization of ethnic landscape and tourism.
Keywords: Immigration, Ethnic Diversity
Department of Geography, Arizona State University