The Chinese Diaspora in South-East Asia

The Chinese Diaspora in South-East Asia

The Overseas Chinese in Indo-China, 1870-1945

eBook - 2012
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As Qing Dynasty China disintegrated, economic hardship and civil disorder led to millions of Chinese men and women seeking their fortunes abroad, many journeying south into French Indochina. These emigres settled into tight-knit communities called huiguan: organisations which closely mirrored the religious, social and economic constitution of their own places of origin. Here, Tracy Barrett sheds light on the overseas Chinese communities in French Indochina and the interactions between them and French colonial authorities. She also addresses the nature, scope and effectiveness of the congregati.
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2012
ISBN: 9780857721181
0857721186
9781780761343
1780761341
9781780761343
1780761341
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 302 pages, [3] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps

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