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Chinese Migrant Networks and Cultural Change : Peru, Chicago, Hawaii, 1900-1936 - Adam McKeown

Chinese Migrant Networks and Cultural Change

Peru, Chicago, Hawaii, 1900-1936

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780226560250
Number Of Pages: 362

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Inspired by recent work on diaspora and cultural globalization, Adam McKeown asks in this new book: How were the experiences of different migrant communities and hometowns in China linked together through common networks? Chinese Migrant Networks and Cultural Change argues that the political and economic activities of Chinese migrants can best be understood by taking into account their links to each other and China through a transnational perspective. Despite their very different histories, Chinese migrant families, businesses, and villages were connected through elaborate networks and shared institutions that stretched across oceans and entire continents. Through small towns in Qing and Republican China, thriving enclaves of businesses in South Chicago, broad-based associations of merchants and traders in Peru, and an auspicious legacy of ancestors in Hawaii, migrant Chinese formed an extensive system that made cultural and commercial exchange possible.

List of Illustrations
A Note on Romanization
Chinese Migration in Global Perspective
Immigration Laws, Economic Activities, and the Limitations of Local Contexts
Chinese Diasporas
Men, Ghosts, and Social Organization in South China
Becoming Foreigners in Peru
Exotica and Respectability in Chicago's Chinatown
The Auspicious Legacy of the Ancestors in Hawaii
Chinese Migration and the Early-Twentieth-Century World Order
Chinese Character
List of Abbreviations
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ISBN: 9780226560250
ISBN-10: 0226560252
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2