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Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora

Edited by: Tan Chee-Beng

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415600569
eBook ISBN: 9780203100387
Adobe ISBN: 9781136230967

10.4324/9780203100387
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With around 40 million people worldwide, the ethnic Chinese and the Chinese in diaspora form the largest diaspora in the world. The economic reform of China which began in the late 1970s marked a huge phase of migration from China, and the new migrants, many of whom were well educated, have had a major impact on the local societies and on China.

This is the first interdisciplinary Handbook to examine the Chinese diaspora, and provides a comprehensive analysis of the processes and effects of Chinese migration under the headings of:

  • Population and distribution

  • Mainland China and Taiwan’s policies on the Chinese overseas

  • Migration: past and present

  • Economic and political involvement

  • Localization, transnational networks and identity

  • Education, literature and media

The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora brings together a significant number of specialists from a number of diverse disciplines and covers the major areas of the study of Chinese overseas. This Handbook is therefore an important and valuable reference work for students, scholars and policy makers worldwide who wish to understand the global phenomena of Chinese migration, transnational connections and their cultural and identity transformation.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Chinese overseas population Download PDF
Chapter  2:  China’s policies on Chinese overseas Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The evolution of Taiwan’s policies toward the political participation of citizens abroad in homeland governance Download PDF
Chapter  4:  China’s African policy and the Chinese immigrants in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Chinese coolie emigration, 1845–74 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Integration and exclusion Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Mountains of Gold Download PDF
Chapter  8:  From sojourning to settlement to transnationalism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Ethnic Chinese in the European economy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Chinese immigration to Australia and New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Chinese in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Chinese in Russia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Chinese in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Negotiating transnational migration*  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Southeast Asian Chinese business and regional economic development Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Chinese in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Southeast Asian policies toward the ethnic Chinese Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Globalization and localization of the Chinese diaspora in the USA Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Stateless or belonging to Taiwan or PRC? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Chinese overseas and communist movements in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Diaspora and hybridity Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Changing identities of the Chinese in the Anglophone Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  23:  New immigrants: a new community? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Chinese diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Tianhou and the Chinese in diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  26:  China’s rise and (trans)national connections Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Chinese education in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Chinese diasporas and their literature in Chinese Download PDF
Chapter  29:  US immigration laws and Chinese American literature Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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