Memories of A Future Home : Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama. (eBook, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Memories of A Future Home : Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama.

Author: Lok Siu
Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the history of Asian migration to Latin America is well documented, we know little about the contemporary experience of diasporic Asians in this part of the world. Memories of a Future Home offers an intimate look at how diasporic Chinese in Panama construct a home and create a sense of belonging as they inhabit the interstices of several cultural-national formations-Panama, their nation of residence;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Siu, Lok.
Memories of A Future Home : Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lok Siu
ISBN: 9780804767859 0804767858
OCLC Number: 923699750
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction: Diasporic Citizenship""; ""1. Prohibited Race/Ideal Citizens: The Social History and Background of the Chinese in Panama""; ""2. The Queen of the Chinese Colony: Contesting Nationalism, En-gendering Diaspora""; ""3. Migration Stories: Serial Migration and the Production of Home and Identity in Diaspora""; ""4. Home at the Intersection of Nations: Between Panama, China, and the United States""; ""5. Immigrant Dreams and Nightmares: Remaking Community Amid New Migrations"" ""6. ""Good-bye, Uncle Sam, Hello, Uncle Chang"": Globalization, Diasporic Allegiance, and the China-Taiwan Conflict""""Conclusion: Toward a Framework for the Study of Asians in the Americas""; ""Epilogue: ""The Chinese Century"" --
Redefining Panamanian National Identity""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index ""

Abstract:

While the history of Asian migration to Latin America is well documented, we know little about the contemporary experience of diasporic Asians in this part of the world. Memories of a Future Home offers an intimate look at how diasporic Chinese in Panama construct a home and create a sense of belonging as they inhabit the interstices of several cultural-national formations-Panama, their nation of residence; China/Taiwan, their ethnic homeland; and the United States, the colonial force. Juxtaposing the concepts of diaspora and citizenship, this book offers an innovative framework to help us understand how diasporic subjects engage the politics of cultural and political belonging in a transnational context. It does so by examining the interaction between continually shifting geopolitical dynamics, as well as the maneuvers undertaken by diasporic people to negotiate and transform those conditions. In essence, this book explores the contingent citizenship experienced by diasporic Chinese and their efforts to imagine and construct "home" in diaspora.

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