At Home In The Chinese Diaspora: Memories, Identities and Belongings

Hardcover | March 15, 2008

EditorKhun Eng Kuah-Pearce, Andrew P. Davidson

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At Home in the Chinese Diaspora explores issues of memory and how memories are deployed and negotiated to re-establish a sense of belonging. This volume breaks new ground in analyzing the relationships between migrants' adjustment, assimilation, and remembering home through the focal point of memories. Some chapters focus conceptually on memories as social expressions, a locus of place, cultural capital, and imagination. Others explore the tensions and conflicts in representing and renegotiating memories through the world of literature and cinema.

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At Home in the Chinese Diaspora explores issues of memory and how memories are deployed and negotiated to re-establish a sense of belonging. This volume breaks new ground in analyzing the relationships between migrants' adjustment, assimilation, and remembering home through the focal point of memories. Some chapters focus conceptually ...

KHUN ENG KUAH-PEARCE is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology and Honorary Academic Director of the Center for Anthropological Research at the University of Hong Kong. She is the author of State, Society and Religious Engineering: Towards a Reformist Buddhism and Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: Singaporeans in ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 7.73 × 5.6 × 0.82 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230506984

ISBN - 13:9780230506985

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Table of Contents

Preface * Notes on Contributors * Introduction: Disaporic Memories and Identities: A. P. Davidson & K. E. Kuah-Pearce * The Play of Identity, Memory and Belonging: Chinese Migrants in Sydney: A. P. Davidson * Memories and Identity Anxieties of Chinese Transmigrants in Australia: D. Ip * Chinese Collective Memories in Sydney: W. Lalich * Generational Identities Through Time: Identities and Homelands of the ABCs: L. Ngan * Moving Through Memory: Chinese Migration to New Zealand in the 1990s: A. P. Davidson and R. Dei * Collectives Memories as Cultural Capital: From Chinese Diaspora to Emigrant Hometowns: K. E. Kuah-Pearce * Politics, Commerce, and Construction of Chinese "Otherness" in Korea: Open Port Period (1876-1910): S. Choi * Imagination, Memory and Misunderstanding: The Chinese in Japan and Japanese Perceptions of China: J. Clammer * Memories, Belonging and Home-making: Chinese Migrants in Germany: M. W. H. Leung * A Century of Not Belonging--The Chinese in South Africa: D. Accone and K. L. Harris * Look Who's Talking: Migration Narratives and Identity Construction: A. L. Wai-sum * In Love with Music: Memory, Identity, and Music in Hong Kong's Diasporic Films: E. M. K.Cheung * Index