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Dear China : emigrant letters and remittances, 1820-1980

Author: Gregor Benton; Hong Liu
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : University of California Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Qiaopi is one of several names given to the 'silver letters' Chinese emigrants sent home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These letters-cum-remittances document the changing history of the diaspora in different parts of the world and different periods, and its ties to China. The qiaopi trade played a big part in making China transnational. This book, the first in English on qiaopi and on the origins,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregor Benton; Hong Liu
ISBN: 9780520298415 ) 0520298411 9780520298439 ((pbk. ; alk. paper)) 0520298438
OCLC Number: 1091604232
Description: xiv, 286 s.
Contents: The genealogy of qiaopi studies --
The structure of the qiaopi trade and transnational networks --
The qiaopi trade as a distinctive form of Chinese capitalism --
Qiaopi geography --
Qiaopi and modern Chinese economy and politics --
Qiaopi, qiaoxiang, and charity --
Qiaopi and European migrants? : letters compared --
Conclusions --
Appendix : a selection of qiaopi and huipi letters in English translation
Responsibility: Gregor Benton and Hong Liu

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Qiaopi is one of several names given to the 'silver letters' Chinese emigrants sent home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These letters-cum-remittances document the changing history of the diaspora in different parts of the world and different periods, and its ties to China. The qiaopi trade played a big part in making China transnational. This book, the first in English on qiaopi and on the origins, structure, and operations of the qiaopi trade, makes an important contribution to our understanding of modern Chinese history and to the comparative study of global migration"--Provided by publisher

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"Makes substantial and significant contributions to our ongoing struggles to attain better understanding of migration as a most human, yet greatly disruptive, element of our global society and Read more...

 
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