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China and the Overseas Chinese : A Study of Peking's Changing Policy: 1949-1970 - Stephen Fitzgerald

China and the Overseas Chinese

A Study of Peking's Changing Policy: 1949-1970

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Published: 7th July 1980
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Originally published in 1972, this is a detailed examination of the policy of the People's Republic of China towards the overseas Chinese - those people of Chinese origin living outside China, mostly in South-East Asia. The overseas Chinese have often been regarded as a kind of fifth column used by the Chinese Communist Party to stir up revolution in their home countries. Dr Fitzgerald convincingly demonstrates the falseness of this view and traces the development of the CCP from 1949 through to the Cultural Revolution. He has succeeded in producing a valuable, new, and carefully researched study of Chinese policy, which contains many new insights and much new material of interest to those dealing with modern Chinese politics.

'This excellent study helps to nail a mysteriously persistent myth - the one about China's alleged 'fifth column' overseas in the form of the millions of ethnic Chinese resident abroad (particularly in Southeast Asia).' China Now 'The book is excellently published with index, bibliography, appendixes and good organization, and provides a first-rate and contemporary antidote to less scholarly works which have for too long been our main sources of the question.' The Asian Student

Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
The Domestic Perspective
Administration of overseas Chinese affairs
Communication with the Chinese abroad
Domestic overseas Chinese policy: 1949-1966
Policies Towards the Chinese Abroad
The 'colonial' legacy: identification of problems
Self-determination, nationality, and peaceful coexistence: 1954-1956
Policy reasssessment, 1956: Foreign exchange and education
An experiment in decolonisation
The Cultural Revolution: overseas Chinese policy under attack
Overseas Chinese policy: overseas Chinese communism and foreign policy
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521298100
ISBN-10: 0521298105
Series: Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 7th July 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42