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Hongmei Wu and Sethawut Techasan

This paper examines the linguistic landscape (shop names) of Chinatown in Bangkok, a prosperous minority language (Chinese) community of diverse commercial establishments. Informed by an ethnographic framework, it explores the preservation of Chinese language and culture under the circumstance of language contact with Thai, the majority language, and globalization influence of English. Unsurprisingly, the inherited Chinese language (dialects as Teochew or Cantonese) was lost in the 2nd or 3rd generation of the Chinese descendants in Chinatown. However, the shop names suggest that in part because of its commodifying value and cultural awareness of the current proprietors, the Chinese shop owners are inclined to preserve the Chinese language and culture of the shops through the use of traditional Chinese characters, colors, layout and other marks of the shops. On the other hand, an analysis of the mutual translations of Chinese and Thai indicates that Chinese has more of a symbolic rather than informative function for Thai monolingual customers. Moreover, the ascendancy of English has contributed to the complexity of the multilingual landscape in Bangkok’s Chinatown.

Grace Leksana

captured within accounts of centralized national politics. Hiem Hwie was born in Malang, on November 26, 1935 in a family who owned a small grocery store in Malang’s Chinatown. The first part of his memoir described his family’s experience during the Japanese occupation and the Indonesian revolution

Tom Hoogervorst

offers a much-needed critique of “food adventuring” in popular travel programmes, calling attention to colonially saturated portrayals of Penang and New York’s Chinatown by television chefs. Yet encounters with and between Southeast Asia’s culinary landscapes also provide economic and educational

Zhigang Li, Michal Lyons and Alison Brown

-help in housing and Chengzhongcun in China’s urbanization’ International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 2003 27 4 912 937 Zhou M. Logan J. ‘Returns on human capital in ethnic enclaves: New York’s Chinatown’ American Sociological Review 1989 54 809 820


Antony Taylor

Frisken, Victoria Woodhull’s Sexual Revolution , pp. 44–45 and Gompers, Seventy Years of Life and Labor , i , pp. 57–58. 50 John Kuo Wei Tchen, New York before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776–1882 (Baltimore, md , 1999), pp. 178–179. 51 Messer-Kruse, The Yankee

Legacy of the Past

Chinese Indonesian Sporting Achievements During the Sukarno Era

Taufiq Tanasaldy

trading activities—lived in the urban business areas and Chinatowns, it might be assumed that they benefitted from their proximity to sporting facilities. Thus far, this article has discussed some of the conditions that during the colonial era shaped the participation rate of the Chinese in sports

Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Caterina Froio and Matteo Albanese

-liberalist policies has been of the upmost importance for the movement since its very origins. CasaPound was born in Rome in 2003, with the squatting of a building in the core of Rome’s Chinatown, but already in 2008 it changed its official status to that of ‘association for social promotion’, and took the new name