The Chinese overseas have long been relevant to China, especially to qiaoxiang, and vice-versa. Qiaoxiang refers to regions from where emigrants migrated overseas, where there are therefore ties with Chinese communities overseas. Unlike most other works, which cover either China or the Chinese overseas, this book examines both China and the Chinese overseas in relation to qioaxiang.
With clearly presented chapters that examine the ancestral homeland, Chinese overseas, China and transnational networks, and the diversity of settlements and homelands, the expert team of international contributors of Chinese Transnational Networks have created a volume which will be essential reading for students and scholars of migrations studies, Chinese diaspora and Chinese culture and society.
Introduction: Chinese overseas, China, transnational networks, and homelands Tan Chee-Beng Part 1: Transformation in Ancestral Homeland 1. Comings and goings: Pearl River Delta identities in an era of change and transformation Graham E. Johnson 2.Transforming an old qiaoxiang: impacts of the Chinese diaspora on Panyu, 1978–2000 Yow Cheun Hoe Part 2: Ethnic Chinese, China and Transnational Networks The Shishan Ye people in Malaysia and the ancestral homeland in China Tan Chee-Beng 3. Lukchin: Chinese Thai transnational bridge builders Jiemin Bao 4. Ethnic homeland and Chinese Americans: conceiving a transnational political network Pei-te Lien 5. The Comintern and Chinese Overseas Gregor Benton Part 3: Diversity of Settlements and Homelands 6. Qiaoxiang and the diversity of Chinese Settlements in Australia and New Zealand H.D. Min-hsi Chan 7. A Chinese diasporic community in northern Thailand: contested political loyalty and shifting ethnicity Huang Shu-min 8. The Chinese of Trinidad and Tobago: mobility, modernity, and assimilation during and after colonialism Walton Look Lai