Global Spaces of Chinese Culture: Diasporic Chinese Communities in the United States and Germany [NOOK Book]

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This book is an exploration of how Chinese communites in the United States and Germany create and disseminate a sense of diasporic Chinese identity. It not only compares the local conditions of the Chinese communities in the two locations, but also moves to a global dimension to track the Chinese transnational imaginary. Van Ziegert analyzes three strategies that ...

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Global Spaces of Chinese Culture: Diasporic Chinese Communities in the United States and Germany

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Overview

This book is an exploration of how Chinese communites in the United States and Germany create and disseminate a sense of diasporic Chinese identity. It not only compares the local conditions of the Chinese communities in the two locations, but also moves to a global dimension to track the Chinese transnational imaginary. Van Ziegert analyzes three strategies that overseas Chinese use to articulate their identities as diasporic subjects:



  • being more American/German

  • being more Chinese

  • hybridizing and commodifying Chinese culture through trans-cultural performances.

These three strategies are not mutually exclusive and they often intersect and supplement each other in unexpected ways. The author also analyzes how the everyday lives of overseas Chinese connect with global and local factors, and how these experiences contribute to the formation of a global Chinese identity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135523510
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Series: Studies in Asian Americans
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 238
  • File size: 503 KB

Meet the Author

Sylvia van Ziegert holds a PhD in Anthropology from Rice University.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction : rethinking the Chinese transnational imaginary 1
Ch. 2 Re-appropriating the model minority stereotype : reflections on the 2000 Organization of Chinese Americans convention 21
Ch. 3 Between being more American and being more Chinese : an ethnography of the Lowell Chinese School 59
Ch. 4 Tang poetry : the paradox of impossible return 93
Ch. 5 Between fragmentation and commodification : performing Chineseness for self and other in Lowell and Tilburg 129
Ch. 6 Transcultural performances of Chinese/German identity 169
Ch. 7 Conclusion : global spaces of Chinese culture - from Cui Jian to Crouching tiger, hidden dragon 201
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