Chinatown and the Persistence of Anti-Asian Racism


by Nate Crompton & Jannie Leung

Dedicated to the anti-displacement organizers and working class residents of Chinatown—past, present, and future—whose paid and unpaid labour make a better world possible.

The essay contained within is an edited, updated and abridged version of a three-part piece originally published in The Mainlander under the titles:

“The Persistence of Anti-Asian Racism” (April 2, 2012)
“The Persistence of Anti-Asian Racism, Part II: Political Economy of the Empty Signifier” (April 10, 2012)
“The Persistence of Anti-Asian Racism, Part III: The Politics of Space” (May 29, 2012)


80pp / Perfect Bound
Edited and Designed by Steff Ling
with translations by Brent and Ricky Lin
Published by N.O.P.E
Printed and Bound by DDOOGG