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Three Generations of Chinese Trotskyists in Defeat, Jail, Exile, and Diaspora
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With an introduction by Gregor Benton.

The Longest Night tells the story of Chinese Trotskyism in its later years, including after Mao Zedong's capture of Beijing in 1949. It treats the three ages of Chinese Trotskyism: the founding generation around Chen Duxiu, Zheng Chaolin, Wang Fanxi, and Peng Shuzhi, who joined the Opposition after their expulsion from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP); the first generation of those who (after 1931) did not first pass through the ranks of the CCP before becoming Trotskyists; and those who became Trotskyists after 1949, mainly in Hong Kong and the diaspora.
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Chronicles of Contemporary Chinese Social Life includes part of the data collected at the Fudan Data Center for Contemporary Chinese Social Life by Professor Zhang Letian and his team from grassroots society in China, either directly from the owner/author or from collectors who work with the original owner/author. The data is systematic and comprehensive in a self-standing way. All the data that were selected for publication are from a particular rural collective, an urban work-unit, or a residential community and thus reflect the wholeness of the given unit of social life. These data all stretch for a time span of ten years or more, providing enough temporal depth for research and better understanding. These non-aggregated data at the grassroots level systematically reflect the real social life of a particular community over a long time period; they are rich in details for both in-depth case studies and comparative studies. As these kinds of data have never been published before, this publication is truly unique and original.

The targeted readers include China scholars around the world, particularly those whose research focus on contemporary or post-1949 China and/or teaching courses for the same period, graduate students in the same fields for both learning and their own research, and some individuals from the concerned public who want to learn more about Chinese social life by engaging in original and untouched empirical data.
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This essay, based on a 2022 plenary presentation at the International Society for the Study of Overseas Chinese conference, details the state of anti-Asian American racism from 2020 through 2022. First, it describes the nature and extent of the discrimination. While the media presented the issue as one of hate crimes, the vast majority of hate incidents involved verbal harassment and shunning/avoidance. Second, it reviews the sources of the surge in racism. Political rhetoric and social media re-ignited Yellow Peril fears, leading to the scapegoating of Asians in the US for COVID-19. Third, it considers the traumatizing impact of this spate of racism. In particular, Asian Americans have suffered severe economic distress, have borne the disproportionate brunt of exclusionary public policies, and have been traumatized by the violence of the past three years. The essay concludes with how the Asian American community has resisted with the largest panethnic movement in its history.

In: Journal of Chinese Overseas
In: Journal of Chinese Overseas
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South Africa is one of few African countries that is home to three distinct Chinese communities: multi-generational Chinese South African, Taiwanese South African, and newer migrants from mainland China. The presence of ethnic Chinese in South Africa from three distinct eras of migration provides an opportunity to: (1) observe the diversity as well as the ebbs and flows of current Chinese migration to South Africa; (2) examine shifts in Chinese (and South African) identity and their understandings of Chineseness over time; and (3) explore the possibilities of contemporary pan-Chinese community formation. This paper describes the three distinct communities; provides a detailed update on the economic, socio-cultural, and political developments within the newer Chinese migrant communities in South Africa; explores migration ebbs and flows; describes local identity formations; and attempts to identify shifts in Chinese state views on ethnic Chinese in South Africa.

In: Journal of Chinese Overseas
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The Chinese Question is about the origins of Chinese diasporic communities in the West; the rise of the racist movements and exclusion legislation passed against them; and the struggles of the Chinese emigrants for respect and equal treatment, both in China itself and in the international community. Chinese exclusion policies across the Anglo-American world showed the importance of domestic racism in the formation of nation-state identities. At another level, they were also integral to the development of the late nineteenth century ascent of Great Britain and the U.S. as global economic hegemons, as creditors and as colonizers, as nation builders and as empire builders. Because China was never formally colonized, the Western powers imposed unequal treaties and exclusion laws as instruments of colonialism and containment. Exclusion policies were integral dynamics of colonialism and capitalism; part of a new way of imagining, organizing, and governing the world.

In: Journal of Chinese Overseas
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In: Journal of Chinese Overseas