Ambition and Identity: Chinese Merchant Elites in Colonial Manila, 1880-1916

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Ambition and Identity forces us to re-examine the processes of identity formation in the modern era. Manila's Chinese elite manipulated the aspirations and prejudices of colonial rulers and the desires of China's government to satisfy their own ambitions and further the security and prosperity of those under their leadership. Rather than having institutions and ethnic distinctions imposed on them by the colonial regime or by Beijing, or simply replicating strategies from their native-places, they demonstrated a ...
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Ambition and Identity forces us to re-examine the processes of identity formation in the modern era. Manila's Chinese elite manipulated the aspirations and prejudices of colonial rulers and the desires of China's government to satisfy their own ambitions and further the security and prosperity of those under their leadership. Rather than having institutions and ethnic distinctions imposed on them by the colonial regime or by Beijing, or simply replicating strategies from their native-places, they demonstrated a subtle hand in constructing the identities that largely defined what it was to be "Chinese" in colonial Manila.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780824826505
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Origins and Evolution of the Manila-Chinese Community, 1571-1898 27
2 Patterns of Chinese Elite Dominance in Spanish Manila 62
3 China and the Philippines, 1571-1889 90
4 Carlos Palanca Chen Qianshan: Elite Activism in the Manila-Chinese Community, 1896-1901 110
5 Institutional Change in the Manila-Chinese Community, 1899-1916 140
6 Benevolent Merchants or Malevolent Highbinders? The Deportation of Agapito Uy Tongco et al., August 1909 186
Conclusion 219
Notes 229
Select Glossary of Chinese Terms and Names 265
Select Bibliography 267
Index 295
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