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1st Edition

Chinese Identities, Ethnicity and Cosmopolitanism

ISBN 9780415546706
Published May 26, 2009 by Routledge
188 Pages

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Book Description

Drawing upon wide-ranging case study material, the book explores the ever-changing personal and cultural identity of Chinese migrants and the diverse cosmopolitan communities they create. The various models of newly-forged communities are examined with the added dimension of personal identity and the individual's place in society.

With particular emphasis on the changing face of Chinese ethnicity in a range of established places of convergence, Chan draws on extensive experience and knowledge in the field to bring the reader a fresh, fascinating and ultimately very human analysis of migration, culture, identity and the self.

Table of Contents

Prologue: When Strangers Meet  1. Rethinking Assimilation and Chinese Ethnicity in Thailand  2. Civic Identity and Chinese Ethnicity in a Market Town in Thailand  3. The Migrant Family Drama of Mainland Chinese Immigrants in Singapore  4. The Ethnicity Paradox of Hong Kong Immigrants in Singapore  5. One Face, Many Masks: The Singularity and Plurality of Chinese Identity in Singapore  6. Migration, Dispersal, and the Chinese Cosmopolitan  7. Epilogue: Inner Hybridity in the City

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Chan Kwok-bun is Head of the Department of Sociology and Director of the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies at the Baptist University of Hong Kong.