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Destination Qiaoxiang

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/9789888390533.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Using the 1913 huaqiao built community hall of the village of Chung Kok in Long Du, Zhongshan as an illustration, this opening chapter lays the foundation of the qiaoxiang perspective that is the ... More


Wading 10,000 Li

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/9789888390533.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides an historical overview of the movement of people from the Pearl River Delta as they sought their fortunes around the Pacific for generations over the 19th and 20th centuries. ... More


He Would Have to Send Money

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/9789888390533.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this chapter is discussed the mechanisms and the motives through which life in a qiaoxiang such as Long Du was influenced by the qiaoxiang connections and how developments arose that resulted in ... More


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