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The Chinese Diaspora: Selected Essays Volume II

Wang, Ling-chi, Wang, Gungwu

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ISBN 10: 9812100938 / ISBN 13: 9789812100931
Published by Marshall Cavendish Academic, 1998
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Title: The Chinese Diaspora: Selected Essays Volume...

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Academic

Publication Date: 1998

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 0th Edition.

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The Chinese Diaspora: Selected Essays Volumes I and II comprise a selection of papers presented at Luodi-shenggen: An International Conference on Chinese Overseas, which was organized by the Ethnic Studies Department, University of California at Berkeley, and held in San Francisco. This landmark conference brought together, for the first time since the end of the Cold War, scholars from all the six continents.

This selection of papers constitutes a quarter of the papers presented and reflects the focus, scope and contents of the conference and the state of scholarship. The papers cover two broad areas: first, transnational issues and concerns of Chinese overseas and second, regional studies, including those of lesser known regions.

Together, The Chinese Diaspora: Selected Essays Volumes I and II should clearly define the emerging field of overseas Chinese studies and provide scholars around the world with the first truly comprehensive treatment of the Chinese diaspora.

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Wang Ling-chi is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a distinguished scholar and activist on Asian American issues, and has been an advocate of his department's social activist agenda, particularly in the wake of the 1978 Bakke court decision and other attacks on affirmative action. Wang Gungwu is Professor and Director of the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS). He has taught at the University of Malaya (in Singapore and in Kuala Lumpur). Some of his other appointments: Faculty Professor, NUS; Vice-Chancellor University of Hong Kong (1986 to 1995); Distinguished Professorial Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; Emeritus Professor, Australian National University.

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