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Huiguan (會館‎) as an Overseas Charitable Institution: Homebound Burials and the Global Chinese Diaspora, 1850–1949

Hon-ming Yip (ed.)

in Chinese Diaspora Charity and the Cantonese Pacific, 1850-1949

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528264
eISBN:
9789888528929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528264.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Seldom have studies of overseas huiguan, i.e., Chinese benevolent associations, covered their charitable service of repatriating coffins/bones of the deceased from their host countries to their ... More


Leaving for California: The Gold Rush and Hong Kong's Development as an Emigrant Port

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/9789888139712.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Hong Kong assumed a new identity as a safe and free embarkation port when thousands of Chinese emigrants began pouring through it for Gold Mountain, and thrived. This significantly distinguished it ... More


Practising Charity (Xingshan行善‎) across the Chinese Diaspora, 1850–1949: A Multidimensional Overview

Elizabeth Sinn

in Chinese Diaspora Charity and the Cantonese Pacific, 1850-1949

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528264
eISBN:
9789888528929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528264.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes a long historical view to examine a variety of charitable works performed among Chinese migrants at different levels and in different directions for the century after 1850. It aims ... More


Chinese Charity in Early Chinese American History

Yong Chen

in Chinese Diaspora Charity and the Cantonese Pacific, 1850-1949

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528264
eISBN:
9789888528929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528264.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines philanthropic activities in early Chinese American history. It reveals the extraordinary prominence of philanthropy in the daily life of Chinese Americans from beginning of ... More


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