Oakland Chinatown’s first youth gang: The Suey Sing Boys

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Gregory Yee Mark


Research concerned with Chinese gangs in the United States foc:uMs on two sites, San Francisco and NewYork. This studies examines Oakland Chinatown and the development of its Chinese Immigrant youth gang, Suey Sing , during the five years from 1968-1973.I rely heavlly on data from sources such as interviews with gang members and field obeervations. Key topics for investigation are the formation of the suey Sing boys ,the relationship of the youth gangs to the Chinatown social structure, and the relationship between gangs in Oakland and San Francisco.

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