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The Chinese diaspora in South-East Asia : the overseas Chinese in Indo-China

Author: Tracy C Barrett
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
Series: Library of modern China studies, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As Qing Dynasty China disintegrated, economic hardship and civil disorder led to millions of Chinese men and women seeking their fortunes abroad, many journeying south into French Indochina. These emigres settled into tight-knit communities called huiguan: organisations which closely mirrored the religious, social and economic constitution of their own places of origin. Here, Tracy Barrett sheds light on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy C Barrett
ISBN: 9781780761343 1780761341
OCLC Number: 751835323
Description: xii, 302 pages, [3] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chinese congregations, French colonial authorities and the Indochinese milieu --
Chinese suffrage and congregational elections --
Congregational leadership and the power of the president --
The bankruptcy of Cholon's Ly Family, 1871-1913 --
Our Brother's Keepers : mutual aid in the congregations --
Preserving Chinese culture --
Finding the middle ground : dispute resolution and mediation --
Control and contestation : crime, policing and immigration --
Chinese Cercles.
Series Title: Library of modern China studies, 1.
Other Titles: Overseas Chinese in Indo-China, 1870-1945
Responsibility: Tracy C. Barrett.

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As Qing Dynasty China disintegrated, economic hardship and civil disorder led to millions of Chinese men and women seeking their fortunes abroad, many journeying south into French Indochina. This  Read more...

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