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Title Essential outsiders : Chinese and Jews in the modern transformation of Southeast Asia and Central Europe / edited by Daniel Chirot and Anthony Reid
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1997

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Description vii, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Series Jackson School publications in international studies
Jackson School publications in international studies.
Contents Pt. 1. Similarities and Disparities: An Introduction to the Comparison of Entrepreneurial Minorities. 1. Conflicting Identities and the Dangers of Communalism / Daniel Chirot. 2. Entrepreneurial Minorities, Nationalism, and the State / Anthony Reid -- Pt. 2. Identity, Choice, and the Reaction to Prejudice among Chinese and Jews. 3. Imagined Uncommunity: The Lookjin Middle Class and Thai Official Nationalism / Kasian Tejapira. 4. "Pride and Prejudice" or "Sense and Sensibility"? How Reasonable Was Anti-Semitism in Vienna, 1880-1939? / Steven Beller. 5. Jewish Entrepreneurship and Identity under Capitalism and Socialism in Central Europe: The Unresolved Dilemmas of Hungarian Jewry / Victor Karady. 6. Anti-Sinicism and Chinese Identity Options in the Philippines / Edgar Wickberg -- Pt. 3. The Modernization of Ethnic Perceptions and Conflicts. 7. Anti-Sinicism in Java's New Order / Takashi Shiraishi
8. Middleman Minorities and Blood: Is There a Natural Economy of the Ritual Murder Accusation in Europe? / Hillel J. Kieval -- Pt. 4. Chinese Businesses in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Are There Parallels? 9. A Specific Idiom of Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia: Sino-Malaysian Capital Accumulation in the Face of State Hostility / K. S. Jomo. 10. Ethnicity and Capitalist Development: The Changing Role of the Chinese in Thailand / Gary G. Hamilton and Tony Waters. 11. Strengths and Weaknesses of Minority Status for Southeast Asian Chinese at a Time of Economic Growth and Liberalization / Linda Y. C. Lim and L. A. Peter Gosling
Summary The essays in this book explore the reasons why the Jews in Central Europe and the Chinese in Southeast Asia have been both successful and stigmatized, essential but not fully accepted. They offer insights into the very formation of ethnic and national identities in the modern world and ideas about when the process is more or less likely to lead to either violent social separation and conflict or peaceful accommodation. Their careful scholarship and measured tone contribute to a balanced view of the subject and introduce a historical depth and comparative perspective that have generally been lacking in past discussions. Those who want to understand both contemporary Southeast Asia and the legacy of the Jewish experience in Central Europe will gain new insights from the book
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Chinese -- Southeast Asia -- History.
Jews -- Europe, Central -- History.
Europe, Central -- Ethnic relations.
Asia, Southeastern -- Ethnic relations.
Asia, Southeastern -- History.
Europe, Central -- History.
Author Chirot, Daniel.
Reid, Anthony, 1939-
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LC no. 96006516
ISBN 0295976136