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8 - Is There a Chinese Diaspora?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 January 2020

Steven B. Miles
Affiliation:
Washington University, St Louis
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This concluding chapter raises the deceptively simple question whether or not there is such a thing as a Chinese diaspora. The first half of the chapter shows the efforts by which the People’s Republic of China has sought to standardize or homogenize diasporic institutions and mobilize overseas Chinese and ethnic Chinese abroad to the Chinese nation. The second half of the chapter describes ways in which ethnic Chinese have either complicated understandings of the Chinese diaspora as a homogeneous entity or resisted the drive toward standardization in the service of the Chinese nation.

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Chinese Diasporas
A Social History of Global Migration
, pp. 250 - 260
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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