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The Chinese in Britain, 1800-Present

Economy, Transnationalism, Identity

  • Authors
  • Gregor Benton
  • Edmund Terence Gomez

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gregor Benton, Edmund Terence Gomez
    Pages 1-20
  3. Gregor Benton, Edmund Terence Gomez
    Pages 21-62
  4. Gregor Benton, Edmund Terence Gomez
    Pages 63-149
  5. Gregor Benton, Edmund Terence Gomez
    Pages 150-201
  6. Gregor Benton, Edmund Terence Gomez
    Pages 202-283
  7. Gregor Benton, Edmund Terence Gomez
    Pages 284-320
  8. Gregor Benton, Edmund Terence Gomez
    Pages 321-360
  9. Gregor Benton, Edmund Terence Gomez
    Pages 361-369
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 370-470

About this book

Introduction

This study points up the complex interplay of ethnic and national identities in the lives of Chinese in Britain, arguing that transnational studies reinforce essentialist conceptions of identity and cultural authenticity in diasporic communities, and thus frustrate the promotion of ethnic co-existence and social cohesion in multi-ethnic societies.

Keywords

authenticity Britain Chinese cohesion concept culture economy Great Britain identity migration play present settlement society

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230288508
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-29641-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28850-8
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