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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2008

HIS 350L • Chinese in Diaspora - W

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Course Description

For over two millennia, Chinese have been on the move from the cultural heartland of the Yellow River valley. By the turn of the twenty-first century, these waves of migration have scattered ethnic Chinese throughout east and Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and north and South America. Through this long historical trajectory and broad geographic reach of migration overseas, this course explores diverse patterns of mobility, racialization, ethnic identity and community formation, networking, economic strategies and stratification, and political activity under highly varied prospects of incorporation for Chinese around the world.

Lynn Pan, Sons of the Yellow Emperor (1997) Andrea Louie, Chineseness Across Borders (2004) Wei Djao, Being Chinese: Voices from the Chinese Diaspora (2003) Adam McKeown, Chinese Migrant Networks and Cultural Change: Peru, Chicago, and Hawaii 1900-1936 (2001) Gregor Benton and Frank Pieke, ed., The Chinese in Europe (1998) Erika Lee, At America's Gate (2003)


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