Chinese Migrants Abroad: Cultural, Educational, and Social Dimensions of the Chinese Diaspora

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812380418
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Introduction: The Chinese Abroad
Pt. 1 Chineseness and "Overseas" Chinese Identifications and Identities of a Migrant Community
1 Five Southeast Asian Chinese Empire-Builders: Commonalities and Differences 3
2 Providers, Protectors, Guardians: Migration and Reconstruction of Masculinities 23
3 Tasting the Night: Food, Ethnic Transaction, and the Pleasure of Chineseness in Malaysia 41
4 Multiple Identities among the Returned Overseas Chinese in Hong Kong 63
Pt. 2 Chinese or Western Education? Cultural Choices and Education
5 Chinese Education and Changing National and Cultural Identity among Overseas Chinese in Modern Japan: A Study of Chuka Dobun Gakko [Tongwen Chinese School] in Kobe 85
6 Chinese Education in Prewar Singapore: A Preliminary Analysis of Factors Affecting the Development of Chinese Vernacular Schools 101
7 Hokkien Immigrant Society and Modem Chinese Education in British Malaya 114
8 The Search for Modernity: The Chinese in Sabah and English Education 145
Pt. 3 Fitting In: Social Integration in the Host Society
9 Language, Education, and Occupational Attainment of Foreign-Trained Chinese and Polish Professional Immigrants in Toronto, Canada 163
10 Career and Family Factors in Intention for Permanent Settlement in Australia 181
11 No Longer Migrants: Southern New Zealand Chinese in the Twentieth Century 204
12 Singapore Chinese Society in Transition: Reflections on the Cultural Implications of Modern Education 229
Bibliography 253
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