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Mixed Race in Asia
Past, Present and Future

ISBN 9781138282674
Published June 15, 2017 by Routledge
250 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Mixed racial and ethnic identities are topics of increasing interest around the world, yet studies of mixed race in Asia are rare, despite its particular salience for Asian societies.

Mixed Race in Asia seeks to reorient the field to focus on Asia, looking specifically at mixed race in China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and India. Through these varied case studies, this collection presents an insightful exploration of race, ethnicity, mixedness and belonging, both in the past and present. The thematic range of the chapters is broad, covering the complexity of lived mixed race experiences, the structural forces of particular colonial and post-colonial environments and political regimes, and historical influences on contemporary identities and cultural expressions of mixedness.

Adding significant richness and depth to existing theoretical frameworks, this enlightening volume develops markedly different understandings of, and recognizes nuances around, what it means to be mixed, practically, theoretically, linguistically and historically. It will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral and other researchers interested in fields such as Race and Ethnicity, Sociology and Asian Studies.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Mixed Race in Asia

Zarine L. Rocha and Farida Fozdar

Section one: China and Vietnam

Chapter One: "A Class by Themselves": Battles over Eurasian Schooling in Late-19th-Century Shanghai

Emma J. Teng

Chapter Two: Mixing Blood and Race: Representing Hunxue in Contemporary China

Cathryn Clayton

Chapter Three: Métis of Vietnam: An Historical Perspective on Mixed-Race Children from the French Colonial Period

Christina Firpo

Section two: South Korea and Japan

Chapter Four: Developing bilingualism in a largely monolingual society: Southeast Asian marriage migrants and multicultural families in South Korea

Mi Yung Park

Chapter Five: Haafu Identity in Japan: half, mixed or double?

Alexandra Shaitan and Lisa J. McEntee-Atalianis

Chapter Six: Claiming Japaneseness: recognition, privilege and status in Japanese-Filipino ‘mixed’ ethnic identity constructions

Fiona-Katharina Seiger

Section three: Malaysia and Singapore

Chapter Seven: Being "Mixed" in Malaysia: Perspectives on Ethnic Diversity

Caryn Lim

Chapter Eight: Chinese, Indians and the Grey Space in between: Acceptance of Malaysian Chindians in a plural society

Rona Chandran

Chapter Nine: ‘Our Chinese’: The Mixedness of Peranakan Chinese Identities in Kelantan, Malaysia

Pue Giok Hun

Chapter Ten: Eurasian as Multiracial: mixed race, gendered categories and identity in Singapore

Zarine L. Rocha

Section four: India and Indonesia

Chapter Eleven: Is the Anglo-Indian ‘Identity Crisis’ a Myth?

Robyn Andrews

Chapter Twelve: W

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Zarine L. Rocha is the Managing Editor of Current Sociology and the Asian Journal of Social Science

Farida Fozdar is Associate Professor in Anthropology and Sociology, at The University of Western Australia

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