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Author Carter, Marina.

Title Abacus and mah jong : Sino-Mauritian settlement and economic consolidation / by Marina Carter and James Ng Foong Kwong
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 257 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series European expansion and indigenous response ; v. 1
European expansion and indigenous response ; v. 1
Contents Contents; General Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One Slaves, Convicts, Field Workers and Artisans: The Chinese in the Colonial Labour Diasporas; Chapter Two The 'Celestial Shopkeeper': The Growth of a Chinese Commercial Class in Mauritius; Chapter Three Expansion and Diversifi cation: Sino-Mauritians and Economic Development; Chapter Four Managing Identity: t e Politics of Community Formation and Networking; Chapter Five t e Construction of Community: Family, Kin, Social Networks; Chapter Six Sino-Mauritians in the Making of a Multi-Ethnic Society
Conclusion (Appendices)Appendix One Occupations of the Population of Chinese Origin, 1901; Appendix Two t e Distribution of the Chinese Population in the Districts of Mauritus, 1921; Appendix Three The Urbanisation of the Population of Chinese Origin in Mauritius, 1952; Appendix Four Two of Many: Case Studies of Sino-Mauritians; Bibliography; Index
Summary This case study of Chinese settlement in Mauritius investigates the complexities of colonial diasporas and sets the construction of a mythology of migration against the realities of the processes of negotiation and communication with the larger society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-253) and index
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Subject Chinese -- Mauritius -- Economic conditions.
Chinese -- Mauritius -- Ethnic identity.
Chinese -- Mauritius -- Social life and customs.
Economic development -- Mauritius -- History.
Land settlement patterns -- Mauritius -- History.
Mauritius -- Colonization.
Mauritius -- Economic conditions.
Mauritius -- Race relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ng Foong Kwong, James.
LC no. 2009008001
ISBN 1282401270
9004175725 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9047429168 (electronic bk.)
9781282401273
9789004175723 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9789047429166 (electronic bk.)