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Negotiating Protection: Illegal Immigration and Party Machines

Lisa Rose Mar

in Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

One of the most curious aspects of anti-Chinese policies was officials’ practice of hiring immigrant Chinese interpreters, thus foiling exclusionary laws. The clash of two titans, Yip On and David ... More


An Archaeology of Asian Transnationalism

Douglas E. Ross

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044583
eISBN:
9780813046150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044583.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book is about how displacement associated with long-distance population movements and the relationships migrants maintain with both home and host societies shape their consumer habits and the ... More


Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Lisa Rose Mar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

This work traces several generations of Chinese “brokers,” ethnic leaders who acted as intermediaries between the Chinese and Anglo worlds of Canada. At the time, most Chinese could not vote and many ... More


Arguing Cases: Legal Interpreters, Law, and Society

Lisa Rose Mar

in Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

Despite racial bars to the legal profession, Chinese immigrants often made the law their instrument through interpreters who acted as informal legal brokers. They were paralegals who served Chinese ... More


Fixing Knowledge: Pacific Coast Chinese Leaders’ Management of the Chicago School of Sociology

Lisa Rose Mar

in Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

In 1924, Robert Park, a sociologist from the University of Chicago, directed a study that asked: Were Asians more like blacks or whites? To find the answer, Anglo American researchers interviewed ... More


Popularizing Politics: The Anti-Segregation Movement as Social Revolution

Lisa Rose Mar

in Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

Following the First World War, global movements for anti-colonial nationalism inspired great numbers of ordinary Chinese to political action in new social movements that challenged traditional ... More


 Falun Gong Outside of China: Fieldwork among Diaspora Practitioners

David Ownby

in Falun Gong and the Future of China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines Falun Gong in the post‐1995 period, as it became a transnational movement following founder Li Hongzhi's relocation from China to the United States. It focuses on the many Falun ... More


Epilogue

Josephine M.T. Khu

in Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223400
eISBN:
9780520924918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223400.003.0030
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains that although the search for identity is a personal task, in both the reasons prompting such a search and its results are entwined larger questions involving the nature of a ... More


The Diaspora Goes to War: Human Capital and China’s Defense

Meredith Oyen

in The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700149
eISBN:
9781501701474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700149.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the roots of the Chinese Nationalists' faith in their diaspora as a major component of any political or military victory, with particular emphasis on how Chinese officials sought ... More


Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Josephine Khu

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223400
eISBN:
9780520924918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223400.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is an anthology of autobiographical essays of the Chinese diaspora. Written by ethnic Chinese who were born or raised outside of China, these pieces, full of the details of everyday life, ... More


Theorizing the Asian Migrant Experience

Douglas E. Ross

in An Archaeology of Asian Transnationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044583
eISBN:
9780813046150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044583.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter first outlines and critically examines previous scholarship in historical archaeology on the Chinese and Japanese diasporas and industrial labor. This outline is followed by discussion ... More


The Border-Guard View

Michael Williams

in Returning Home with Glory: Chinese Villagers around the Pacific, 1849 to 1949

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390533
eISBN:
9789888455102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390533.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses in detail that much of the histories of the Chinese overseas have been based on what can be called “border-guard views”. That is to say, they are founded on assumptions of ... More


Asian Migrants as Transnational Consumers

Douglas E. Ross

in An Archaeology of Asian Transnationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044583
eISBN:
9780813046150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044583.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter compares the Chinese and Japanese sites on Don and Lion Islands in terms of everyday consumer habits, sources and access to local and imported consumer goods, and in terms of the impact ... More


Conclusion: Unpacking Contexts

David Ownby

in Falun Gong and the Future of China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The conclusion uses the case of Falun Gong to probe deeper issues in the history and historiography of modern China, arguing that the metanarratives of politics and revolution have obscured the ... More


Returning Bones

Elizabeth Sinn

in Pacific Crossing: Californian Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139712
eISBN:
9789888180172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139712.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since most Chinese emigrants in the 19th century wished to return home to grow old and die, and be buried among ancestors and descendants, mechanisms were set up to gather the bones of those who had ... More


Additive Identity

Nan M. Sussman

in Return Migration and Identity: A Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028832
eISBN:
9789882207370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes the remigrant experience through a comprehensive examination of the additive identity profile. It reports that the major finding of the Hong Kong Remigration Project (HKRP) is ... More


Conclusion: The Time and Place of the Sinophone

Shu-Mei Shih

in Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224513
eISBN:
9780520940154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224513.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In coining the term Sinophone, the foremost concern has been to challenge specific “regimes of authenticity” which are themselves but constructs that have exercised various forms of symbolic or ... More


You Have Been Loyal <i>Wah Kiu</i>

Michael Williams

in Returning Home with Glory: Chinese Villagers around the Pacific, 1849 to 1949

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390533
eISBN:
9789888455102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390533.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

The huaqiao are often seen as loyal to the Chinese motherland, but for many in the qiaoxiang loyalty had a narrower focus. Despite this, not everyone who moved between the Pearl River Delta and the ... More


The Qing Opening to the Ocean: Chinese Maritime Policies, 1684-1757

Gang Zhao

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836436
eISBN:
9780824871192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836436.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Did China drive or resist the early wave of globalization? Some scholars insist that China contributed nothing to the rise of the global economy that began around 1500. Others have placed China at ... More


A Very Long Early Modern?: Asia and Its Oceans, 1000–1850

John E. Wills Jr.

in Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824855765
eISBN:
9780824875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855765.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter summarizes background changes that shaped interactions in the Pacific and Indian Oceans before and during the age of steam; early modern China as an importer of exotic goods and exporter ... More


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