At Home in the Chinese Diaspora: Memories, Identities and Belongings

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Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce, Andrew P. Davidson
Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 17, 2008 - History - 259 pages
In At Home in the Chinese Diaspora: Memories, Identities and Belongings , the contributors interrogate current debates in relation to the ways in which memory, identity and sense of belonging help shape migrants' understanding of self, the diasporic community(ies) and the wider society in which they live. They describe the local and transnational challenges such diasporic communities face in their daily lives, how memories are reproduced, how they serve as social and cultural capital, how they create tensions and conflicts and how they change and impact on the individuals and communities across generational barriers. The authors also explore the role of place in situating memories and how the media, films and music portray and reinforce the understanding of identity.

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List of Figures
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Chinese
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Memories and Identity Anxieties of Chinese Transmigrants
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DARRYL ACCONE is Lecturer, Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa ESTHER M. K. CHEUNG is Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, School of Humanities and Director, Centre for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SHEENA CHOI is Associate Professor, Social Foundations, School of Education, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA JOHN CLAMMER is Professor of Comparative Sociology and Asian Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan ROSA DAI is Doctorial Candidate, School of Sociology and Anthropology, University of New South Wales, Australia KAREN HARRIS is Professor, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies and Director of the Archives, University of Pretoria, South Africa DAVID IP is Associate Professor/Reader, Program Director, Master of Development Practice, School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Australia WALTER LALICH is Associate, Australian Centre for Co-operative Research and Development, University of Technology Sydney, Australia AMY WAI-SUM LEE is Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong MAGGI LEUNG is Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Germany LUCILLE NGAN is Doctorial Candidate, School of Sociology and Anthropology, University of New South Wales, Australia

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