Chinese Ethnic Business

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Providing a crucial understanding of how globalization impacts on the development of Chinese businesses, this book analyzes the unprecedented changes in Chinese ethnic business due to the process of globalization, specifically economic globalization, in the key receiving countries of the US, Australia and Canada. Focusing on the main themes of economic globalization and Chinese community development, transnational linkages, local urban structures, homogenization and place attachment, the team of internationally ...

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Chinese Ethnic Business: Global and Local Perspectives

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Overview

Providing a crucial understanding of how globalization impacts on the development of Chinese businesses, this book analyzes the unprecedented changes in Chinese ethnic business due to the process of globalization, specifically economic globalization, in the key receiving countries of the US, Australia and Canada. Focusing on the main themes of economic globalization and Chinese community development, transnational linkages, local urban structures, homogenization and place attachment, the team of internationally known contributors place the subject of Chinese ethnic business in the bigger picture of ethnic businesses and globalization.

Including excellent methodology such as ethnographic studies, historical analysis, geographic studies and statistical analysis, this volume makes an important contribution to the field of ethnic businesses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415397186
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Series: Chinese Worlds Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     ix
Contributors     xiii
Introduction: Chinese ethnic business and globalization   Eric Fong   Chiu Luk     1
Economic globalization, and community development and Chinese ethnic businesses     19
Chinese language media and the ethnic enclave economy in the United States   Min Zhou   Guoxuan Cai     21
Globally connected and locally embedded financial institutions: Analyzing the ethnic Chinese banking sector   Wei Li   Gary Dymski     35
The new Chinese business sector in Toronto: A spatial and structural anatomy of medium-sized and large firms   Lucia Lo   Shuguang Wang     64
Transnational linkages and Chinese ethnic businesses     87
Globalization, transnationalism, and Chinese transnationalism   Ivan Light     89
Business social networks and immigrant entrepreneurs from China   Janet W. Salaff   Arent Greve   Siu-Lun Wong     99
From battlers to transnational ethnic entrepreneurs? Immigrants from the People's Republic of China in Australia   David Ip     120
The cemetery of Huang Xiulang: Transnationalism and the Overseas Chinese in the early twentieth century   Michael A. Szonyi     132
Chinese businesses, local urbanstructures, and homogenization     147
Chinese ethnic economies within the city context   Eric Fong   Linda Lee     149
Business owners and workers: Class locations of Chinese in Canada   Peter S. Li     173
The global-local nexus and ethnic business location   Chiu Luk     192
Going to malls, being Chinese? Ethnic identity among Chinese youths in Toronto's ethnic economy   Emi Ooka     213
Conclusion   Chiu Luk   Eric Fong     234
Index     241
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