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Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Soon Keong Ong

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the unique position of the treaty port Xiamen (Amoy) within the China–Southeast Asia migrant circuit and examines its role in the creation of Chinese diasporas. The book addresses ... More


Introduction

Soon Keong Ong

in Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843–1938

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyses the evolution of Xiamen and the undertakings of overseas Chinese in the treaty port after they returned. It unravels the reason why Xiamen did not develop into an industrial and ... More


Defining Xiamen: Trade and Migration before the Opium War (1839–1842)

Soon Keong Ong

in Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter addresses the history and development of Xiamen. It presents a general overview of trade and migration through the port of Xiamen from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, ... More


Opening for Business: Xiamen as a Treaty Port

Soon Keong Ong

in Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains the challenges foreign merchants faced in Xiamen. It narrates the intensified trading activities of Western merchants after the Opium War and its huge impact on the commerce of ... More


Facilitating Migration: Xiamen as a Migration Hub

Soon Keong Ong

in Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter dissects Xiamen transformation into the in-between place of Minnan and explains the migration mechanisms and processes through the port city. The chapter looks at the economic impacts ... More


Manipulating Identities: States and Opportunities in Xiamen

Soon Keong Ong

in Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyses the multifaceted identities of returned emigrants in Xiamen during its treaty port era through the lens of different power regimes — the Qing, Great Britain, Japan, and the ... More


Transforming Xiamen: Urban Reconstruction in the 1920s

Soon Keong Ong

in Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores how returned overseas Chinese investors used their money, knowledge, and vision to influence the urban reconstruction and cityscape of Xiamen in the early twentieth century. The ... More


Making Home: Xiamen as Destination and Home

Soon Keong Ong

in Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter glances at the decisions and purposes of two overseas Chinese to return to Xiamen — a first-generation emigrant to the Philippines, Li Qingquan (1888–1940), and a third-generation ... More


Conclusions

Soon Keong Ong

in Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter recalls the book's dual focus: Xiamen and the returned overseas Chinese. The chapter recounts the story of how individuals and businesses in Xiamen, and the mechanisms and connections ... More


Conclusion

Gang Zhao

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836436
eISBN:
9780824871192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836436.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter discusses the significance of the 1684 trade policy in Chinese maritime history. The economic and commercial prosperity resulting from the 1684 open-door policy greatly ... More


Migrants, Monks, and Monasteries

Jack Meng-Tat Chia

in Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190090975
eISBN:
9780190091002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090975.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 provides the historical background to Chinese migration and the spread of Buddhism to maritime Southeast Asia between the nineteenth century and the 1940s to set the stage for the ... More


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