Chinese Encounters in Southeast Asia: How People, Money, and Ideas from China Are Changing a Region by Pál NyíriChinese Encounters in Southeast Asia: How People, Money, and Ideas from China Are Changing a Region by Pál Nyíri

Chinese Encounters in Southeast Asia: How People, Money, and Ideas from China Are Changing a Region

EditorPál Nyíri, Danielle TanForeword byDanielle Wang Gungwu

Paperback | November 7, 2016

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This is the first book to focus explicitly on how China?s rise as a major economic and political actor has affected societies in Southeast Asia. It examines how Chinese investors, workers, tourists, bureaucrats, longtime residents, and adventurers interact throughout Southeast Asia. The contributors use case studies to show the scale of Chinese influence in the region and the ways in which various countries mitigate their unequal relationship with China by negotiating asymmetry, circumventing hegemony, and embracing, resisting, or manipulating the terms dictated by Chinese capital.   

Pál Nyíri is professor of global history from an anthropological perspective at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He is the author of Scenic Spots: Chinese Tourism, the State, and Cultural Authority; coauthor of Seeing Culture Everywhere: From Genocide to Consumer Habits; and coeditor of Chinese Encounters in Southeast Asia: How People,...
Title:Chinese Encounters in Southeast Asia: How People, Money, and Ideas from China Are Changing a RegionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 0.75 inPublished:November 7, 2016Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295999306

ISBN - 13:9780295999302

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Table of Contents

Foreword / Wang Gungwu

List of Abbreviations Introduction: China?s ?Rise? in Southeast Asia from a Bottom-Up Perspective / Pál Nyíri and Danielle Tan

Part One | Identities1. Investors, Managers, Brokers, and Culture Workers: How Migrants from China Are Changing the Meaning of Ch-ineseness in Cambodia / Pál Nyíri2. Multiplying Diversities: How ?New? Chinese Mobilities Are Changing Singapore / Brenda S. A. Yeoh and Weiqiang Lin3. Translocal Pious Entrepreneurialism: Hui Business and Religious Activities in Malaysia and Indonesia / Hew Wai Weng

Part Two | Livelihoods4. Border Guanxi: Xinyimin and Transborder Trade in Northern Thailand / Aranya Siriphon5. Ambivalent Encounters: Business and the Sex Markets at the China-Vietnam Borderland / Caroline Grillot and Juan

Part Three | Norms6. Entangling Alliances: Elite Cooperation and Competition in the Philippines and China / Caroline S. Hau7. Chinese Enclaves in the Golden Triangle Borderlands: An Alternative Account of State-Formation in Laos / Danielle Tan8. ?China in Burma?: A Multiscalar Political Economy Analysis / Kevin Woods9. Water Governance in the Mekong Basin: Scalar Trade-offs, Transnational Norms, and Chinese Hydropower Investment / Oliver Hensengerth

Part Four | Aspirations10. ?Search for Knowledge as Far as China!? Indonesian Responses to the Rise of China / Johanes Herlijanto11. Stimulating Circuits: Chinese Desires and Transnational Affective Economies in Southeast Asia / Chris Lyttleton

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Editorial Reviews

This important collection provides tantalizing accounts of how traders, entrepreneurs, workers, teachers, students, and tourists from the PRC are opening up borderlands and variously embedding themselves into nations to the south. The accelerating outflow of PRC people has made ?Chinese? identities?richly ambiguous and multivalent?a critical form of transnational social capital in the midst of local resistances, skepticism, and accommodation in Southeast Asia. - Aihwa Ong, author of Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life