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Abacus and mah jong : Sino-Mauritian settlement and economic consolidation

Author: Marina Carter; James Ng Foong Kwong
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: European expansion and indigenous response, v. 1.
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This case study of Chinese settlement in Mauritius investigates the complexities of colonial diasporas and sets the construction of a mythology of migration against the realities of the processes of  Read more...

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Carter, Marina.
Abacus and mah jong.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
(DLC) 2009008001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Carter; James Ng Foong Kwong
ISBN: 9004175725 9789004175723 9789047429166 9047429168
OCLC Number: 644523582
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 257 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: General Editor's Introduction Acknowledgements Introduction The Chinese Diaspora and the Colonial Indian Ocean The Chinese Presence on Mauritius Historiography and the Chinese Diaspora 1. Slaves, Convicts, Field Workers and Artisans: The Chinese in the Colonial Labour Diasporas A Note on Nomenclature Dutch Settlements in the Indian Ocean Chinese immigrants in the 18th Century Isle of France The Importation of Chinese Labourers and Convicts into British Mauritius Chinese Artisans in 19th Century Mauritius 2. The 'Celestial Shopkeeper': The Growth of a Chinese Commercial Class in Mauritius Chinese Traders in the Isle of France and Early British Mauritius Early Commercial Activities of Chinese Settlers A Temporary Setback: the Bank Robbery A New Wave of Immigrants and Geographical Dispersal of the Community Chinese Entrepreneurs and the Rum Industry The Chinese Commercial Class: Contemporary Appraisals 3. Expansion and Diversification: Sino-Mauritians and Economic Development Diversification of the Chinese Business Sector in 19th Century Mauritius Developments in the 20th Century Retail Sector Diversification in Employment and Business in 20th Century Colonial Mauritius Sino-Mauritians and the Post Independence Mauritian Economic Sector 4. Managing Identity: The Politics of Community Formation and Networking Preserving the Brand - Policing and Governance within the Chinese community Credit and Clan Networks Inter Community Links Chinese Networks Across the Indian Ocean and Remigration Strategies Struggle for Representation: Political Institutions and the Chinese Community Managing Minority Status- Sino-Mauritians in the Post-Independence Period Sino-Mauritians and Regional Networking 5. The Construction of Community: Family, Kin, Social Networks Family life of Chinese Settlers in Mauritius Religion in the Life of the Overseas Chinese Cultural Organizations and Leisure Activities Issues of 'Loss' and Strategies of Adaptation: Language and Education Debates 6. Sino-Mauritians in the Making of a Multi-Ethnic Society Inter-Community Networks and Economic Integration Social Integration: Immigrants and Creoles The Fight against Stereotyping and the Search for Recognition Conclusion Appendices Appendix 1. Occupations of the Population of Chinese Origin, 1901 Appendix 2. The Distribution of the Chinese Population in the Districts of Mauritus, 1921 Appendix 3. The Urbanisation of the Population of Chinese Origin in Mauritius, 1952 Appendix 4. Two of Many: Case Studies of Sino-Mauritians Bibliography Index
Series Title: European expansion and indigenous response, v. 1.
Responsibility: by Marina Carter and James Ng Foong Kwong.
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