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Author Tong, Chee Kiong.

Title Identity and ethnic relations in Southeast Asia : racializing Chineseness / Chee Kiong Tong
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 274 pages)
Contents 1 Racializing Chineseness; 2 Rethinking Assimilation and Chineseness in Thailand; 3 One Face, Many Masks: The Chinese in Singapore; 4 Sama Makan tak Sama Makan: The Chinese in Malaysia; 5 Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Chinese in Indonesia; 6 Half-Chinese or Three-Quarters Chinese: The Chinese in Contemporary Burma; 7 A Love-Hate Relationship: The Chinese in Vietnam; 8 Hybridization and Chineseness in the Philippines; 9 Conclusion: Whither Chineseness; Bibliography; Index
Summary Modern nation states do not constitute closed entities. This is true especially in Southeast Asia, where Chinese migrants have continued to make their new homes over a long period of time, resulting in many different ethnic groups co-existing in new nation states. Focusing on the consequences of migration, and cultural contact between the various ethnic groups, this book describes and analyses the nature of ethnic identity and state of ethnic relations, both historically and in the present day, in multi-ethnic, pluralistic nation states in Southeast Asia. Drawing on extensive primary fieldwork
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-263) and index
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Subject Chinese -- Southeast Asia -- Ethnic identity.
Asia, Southeastern -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 904818908X (hbk.)
9789048189083 (hbk.)