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Chinese Ethnic Business

Global and Local Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Eric Fong, Chiu Luk


248 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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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 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.


'This book is a worthy and scholarly contribution to the study of the ethnic Chinese diaspora and will be of help to sociologists, development specialists, urban studies specialists and policy makers in several fields.' - Gordon Redding, The China Journal, No 58, July 2007

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Chinese Ethnic Business and Globalisation Erik Fong and Chiu Luk Part 1: Economic Globalization, and Community Development and Chinese Ethnic Businesses 2. The Chinese Language Media and the Ethnic Enclave Economy in the United States Min Zhou and Guoxuan Cai 3.Globally Connected and Locally Embedded Financial Institutions: Analyzing the ethnic Chinese banking sector Wei Li and Gary Dymski 4. The New Chinese Business Sector in Toronto: A Spatial and Structural Anatomy of Medium and Large-sized firms Lucia Lo and Shuguang Wang Part 2: Transnational Linkages and Chinese Ethnic Businesses 5. Globalization, Transnationalism, and Chinese Transnationalism Ivan Light 6. Business Social Networks and Immigrant Entrepreneurs from China Janet Salaff, Arent Greve and Siu-Lun Wong 7. From Batlers to Transnational Ethnic Entrepreneurs?: Immigrants from the People's Republic of China in Australia David Ip 8. The Cemetery of Huang Xuliang: Transnationalism and the Chinese Overseas in the Early Twentieth Century Michael Szyoni Part 3: Chinese Businesses, Local Urban Structures and Homogenization 9. Chinese Ethnic Economies With the City Context Eric Fong and Linda Lee 10. Business Owners and Workers: Class Locations of Chinese in Canada Peter S. Li Part 4: Homogenization: Place Attachment and Chinese Businesses 11. The Global-Local Nexus and Ethnic Business Location Chiu Luk 12. Going to Malls, Being Chinese?: Ethnic Identities among Chinese Youths in Toronto's Ethnic Economy Emi Ooka 13. Conclusion Chiu Luk and Eric Fong

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Chinese Worlds

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General