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Beyond borders : stories of Yunnanese Chinese migrants of Burma

Author: Wen-Chin Chang
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2014. ©2014 ©2015
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The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a "back door" to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political refugees and economic opportunities for trade explorers. Since the Chinese Communist takeover in 1949 and subsequent political upheavals in China, an unprecedented number of Yunnanese refugees have fled to Burma. Through a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chang, Wen-Chin.
Beyond Borders : Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wen-Chin Chang
ISBN: 9780801453311 0801453313 9780801479670 0801479673 9780801454516 0801454514
OCLC Number: 904979076
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Migration history --
The days in Burma: Zhang Dage --
Entangled love: Ae Maew --
Pursuit of ambition: father and son --
Islamic transnationalism: Yunnanese Muslims --
(Transnational) trade --
Venturing into barbarous regions: Yunnanese caravan traders --
Transcending gendered geographies: Yunnanese women traders --
Circulations of the jade trade: the Duans and the Pengs --
Epilogue: from mules to vehicles.
Responsibility: Wen-Chin Chang.
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Through a personal narrative approach,this book focuses on the migration history and transnational trading experiences of contemporary Yunnanese Chinese migrants who reside in Burma and those who  Read more...

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