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Chinese among others : emigration in modern times

Author: Philip A Kuhn
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008.
Series: State and society in East Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, distinguished historian Philip A. Kuhn tells the five-century story of Chinese emigration as an integral part of China's modern history. Although emigration has a much longer past, its "modern" phase dates from the sixteenth century, when European colonialists began to collaborate with Chinese emigrants to develop a worldwide trading system. The author explores both internal and external migration,
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kuhn, Philip A.
Chinese among others.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008
(OCoLC)608729173
Online version:
Kuhn, Philip A.
Chinese among others.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008
(OCoLC)609909026
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip A Kuhn
ISBN: 9780742510708 0742510700
OCLC Number: 174040299
Description: xi, 431 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Maritime expansion and Chinese migration --
Early colonial empires and Chinese migrant communities --
Imperialism and mass emigration --
Communities in the age of mass migration: I: Southeast Asia --
Communities in the age of mass migration: II exclusion from, and in, the settler societies --
Revolution and "national salvation" --
Chinese communities in postcolonial Southeast Asia --
The new migration.
Series Title: State and society in East Asia.
Responsibility: Philip A. Kuhn.
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Abstract:

"In this book, distinguished historian Philip A. Kuhn tells the five-century story of Chinese emigration as an integral part of China's modern history. Although emigration has a much longer past, its "modern" phase dates from the sixteenth century, when European colonialists began to collaborate with Chinese emigrants to develop a worldwide trading system. The author explores both internal and external migration, complementary parts of a far-reaching process of adaptation that enabled Chinese families to deal with their changing social environments. Skills and institutions developed in the course of internal migration were creatively modified to serve the needs of emigrants in foreign lands.

The post-Mao era offers emigrants new opportunities to leverage their expatriate status to do business with a Chinese nation eager for their investments, donations, and technologies. The resulting "new migration," the author argues, is but the latest phase of a centuries-old process by which Chinese have sought livelihoods away from home."--Jacket.

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