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Indian and Chinese immigrant communities : comparative perspectives / edited by Jayati Bhattacharya and Coonoor Kripalani
Bib ID 6817442
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2015 
©2015 
xxi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781783083626 (hardcover)
178308362X (hardcover)
Series

Anthem-ISEAS India-China studies

Summary

"This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributors discuss the interactive role of the cultural and religious 'other', the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities. Growing out of an international workshop organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, this volume explores material, cultural and imaginative features of the immigrant communities and brings together these two important communities within a comparative framework"--

Full contents
  • Historical antecedents and the question of nationality
  • Blackbirders refitted? The journeys of capitalists and labourers in the Indian Ocean, 1830s-1930 / Sugata Bose
  • Connecting diaspora histories: Indians and Chinese in colonial Malaya / Sunil S. Amrith
  • Chinese and Indian diaspora: some common and not-so-common cultural processes / Tan Chee-Beng
  • The meeting ground: Indians and Chinese in Southeast Asia
  • China's nationality laws and the Chinese overseas / Leo Suryadinata
  • A comparison of the home remittance systems of Indian and
  • Chinese migrants in Southeast Asia: nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Hamashita Takeshi
  • Identity, transnationalism and corporate development: Chinese business in Malaysia / Edmund Terence Gomez
  • Beyond the glitterati: the Indian and Chinese jewellers of Little India, Singapore / Jayati Bhattacharya
 
Notes

"A copublication with ISEAS Publishing."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects East Indian diaspora.  |  Chinese diaspora.  |  Human geography -- Asia.  |  Asia -- Ethnic relations.  |  Asia.
Other authors/contributors Bhattacharya, Jayati, editor  |  Kripalani, Coonoor, editor  |  Container of : Bose, Sugata, 1956- . Blackbirders refitted  |  Bose, Sugata, 1956- Blackbirders refitted?  |  Amrith, Sunil S., 1979- Connecting diaspora histories  |  Beng, Tan Chee. Chinese and Indian diaspora  |  Suryadinata, Leo. China's nationality laws and the Chinese overseas  |  Hamashita, Takeshi, 1943- Comparison of the home remittance systems of Indian and Chinese migrants in Southeast Asia  |  Gomez, Edmund Terence. Identity, transnationalism and corporate development  |  Bhattacharya, Jayati. Beyond the glitterati  |  Egreteau, Renaud. Indian and Chinese communities in contemporary Burma  |  Krishnan, Gauri Parimoo. Expressions of faith in Hindu processional festivals  |  Bonnerjee, Jayani. Beyond boundaries?

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