Chinese Identities, Ethnicity and Cosmopolitanism (Chinese by Kwok-bun Chan

By Kwok-bun Chan

Drawing upon wide-ranging case research fabric, the book explores the ever-changing own and cultural id of chinese language migrants and the various cosmopolitan groups they bring about. many of the types of newly-forged groups are tested with the additional measurement of non-public id and the individual's position in society. With specific emphasis at the altering face of chinese language ethnicity in a number tested areas of convergence, Chan attracts on large event and information within the box to deliver the reader a clean, attention-grabbing and eventually very human research of migration, tradition, id and the self.

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For example, the top offices in the Chinese Chamber of Commerce are highly valued for their prestige and power. Although the persistence of these associations indicates a failure of complete ‘structural assimilation’, this point should not be overemphasised. Most of the Chinese businessmen who join Chinese associations are also members of Thai associations, such as the Thai Chamber of Commerce. In order to succeed in Thailand, Chinese businessmen know that they have to co-operate with the Thai elites, who control the political, military and administrative arenas, but lack the economic base to bolster their Chinese identities, ethnicity and cosmopolitanism 26 political and military powers.

In the ‘fringes’, where ethnic boundaries intersect and overlap, ethnic actors enter into co-operative (or, under other circumstances, conflictual) relationships. In such a public place, minorities strategise and manage their ethnicity; situations and exigencies of survival need to be defined, constructed and acted upon with caution.

9 1 Rethinking Chinese ethnicity Assimilation and ethnicity Two important aspects of assimilation are its directionality and the influence differential between the assimilator and the to-be-assimilated (Teske and Nelson 1974:363–4). Much of the classical American literature on the subject either implicitly or explicitly treats assimilation as a one-way process, suggesting ‘an essentially unilateral approximation of one culture in the direction of the other’ (Siegel et al. 1953:988), typically in a context of unequal status and power.

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