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Chinese Worlds

Series Editor: GREGOR BENTON, Flemming Christiansen, Hong Liu, Terence Gomez, Delia Davin

Chinese Worlds publishes high-quality scholarship, research monographs, and source collections on Chinese history and society. 'Worlds' signals the diversity of China, the cycles of unity and division through which China's modern history has passed, and recent research trends toward regional studies and local issues. It also signals that Chineseness is not contained within borders - ethnic migrant communities overseas are also 'Chinese worlds.'

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1-10 of 34 results in Chinese Worlds
  1. Chinatown, Europe

    An Exploration of Overseas Chinese Identity in the 1990s

    By Flemming Christiansen, Flemming Christiansen

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Is Chinatown a ghetto, an area of exotic sensations or a business venture? What makes a European Chinese, Chinese?The histories of Chinese communities in Europe are diverse, spanning (amongst others) Teochiu speaking migrants from French Indochina to France, and Hakka and Cantonese speaking...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China

    By Glen Peterson

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China examines the experiences of a group of persons known officially and collectively in the PRC as "domestic Overseas Chinese". They include family members of overseas migrants who remained in China, refugees fleeing persecution, and former migrants...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Consumers and Individuals in China

    Standing Out, Fitting In

    By Michael B. Griffiths

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Breaking new ground in the study of Chinese urban society, this book applies critical discourse analysis to ethnographic data gathered in Anshan, a third-tier city and market in northeast China. The book confronts the – still widespread – notion that Chinese consumers are not "real" individuals,...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC

    Global Rise in Chinese Eyes

    By Gotelind Mueller

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Community Building in Urban China

    By Thomas Heberer, Christian Göbel

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    This book aims to make sense of the recent reform of neighbourhood institutions in urban China. It builds on the observation that the late 1990s saw a comeback of the state in urban China after the increased economization of life in the 1980s had initially forced it to withdraw. Based on several...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Migration, Ethnic Relations and Chinese Business

    By Kwok-bun Chan

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Incorporating research carried out over the last twenty years, this book documents the personal and collective responses of Chinese migrants and refugees to the prejudice and discrimination they have experienced. Using case studies of Chinese communities in Canada, Chan explores the different...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China

    Edited by Anne-Marie Brady, Douglas Brown

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Republican China attracted an uncommon diversity of foreign interests, groups, and individuals, which included missionaries, adventurers, diplomats, academics, humanitarians and refugees, as well as hedonists and tourists. By exploring the diverse nature of foreign activities in Republican China,...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Business in Malaysia

    Accumulation, Ascendance, Accommodation

    By Terence Gomez

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Chinese companies have managed to perform well in Malaysia, especially after the recession in the mid-1980s, due to a clear change in the Malay dominated government's attitude to Chinese capital. Despite the problems that prevail among UMNO politicians, the government has provided a...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Chinese in Eastern Europe and Russia

    A Middleman Minority in a Transnational Era

    By Pál Nyiri

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Since the late nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Chinese have moved to Russia and Eastern Europe. However, until now, very little research has been done about the initial migrants in the nineteenth century, the presence of the Chinese in Europe and Russia in the twentieth century...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Chinese Migrants and Internationalism

    Forgotten Histories, 1917–1945

    By Gregor Benton

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    The transnational and diasporic dimensions of early Chinese migrant politics opened in the late nineteenth century when Chinese radical groups bent on overthrowing the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) vied with one another to win Chinese overseas to their modernizing projects, and immigrants who had...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia: On Contextualisation in International Business Studies
    By Michael Jakobsen
    To Be Published December 5th 2014
  2. Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China
    Edited by Anne-Marie Brady, Douglas Brown
    To Be Published March 1st 2015

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