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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 negotiation and communication with the larger society.
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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 1282401270 9781282401273
OCLC Number: 644523582
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 257 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Contents; General Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One Slaves, Convicts, Field Workers and Artisans: The Chinese in the Colonial Labour Diasporas; Chapter Two The 'Celestial Shopkeeper': The Growth of a Chinese Commercial Class in Mauritius; Chapter Three Expansion and Diversifi cation: Sino-Mauritians and Economic Development; Chapter Four Managing Identity: t e Politics of Community Formation and Networking; Chapter Five t e Construction of Community: Family, Kin, Social Networks; Chapter Six Sino-Mauritians in the Making of a Multi-Ethnic Society. Conclusion (Appendices)Appendix One Occupations of the Population of Chinese Origin, 1901; Appendix Two t e Distribution of the Chinese Population in the Districts of Mauritus, 1921; Appendix Three The Urbanisation of the Population of Chinese Origin in Mauritius, 1952; Appendix Four 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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