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A Virtual Chinatown

The Diasporic Mediasphere of Chinese Migrants in New Zealand

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Phoebe H. Li

What role does diasporic Chinese media play in the process of Chinese migrants' adaptation to their new home country? With China's rise, to what extent has the expansion of its "soft power" swayed the changing identities of the Chinese overseas? A Virtual Chinatown provides a timely and original analysis to answer such questions.

Using a media and communication studies approach to investigate the reciprocal relationship between Chinese-language media and the Chinese migrant community in New Zealand, Phoebe Li goes beyond conventional scholarship on the Chinese Diaspora as practised by social historians, anthropologists and demographers. Written in an accessible and reader-friendly manner, this book will also appeal to academics and students with interests in other transnational communities, alternative media, and minority politics.

Kenneth J. Guest

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/179325411X565399 Also available online – brill.nl/jco Journal of Chinese Overseas 7 (2011) 24-44 brill.nl/jco From Mott Street to East Broadway: Fuzhounese Immigrants and the Revitalization of New York’s Chinatown Kenneth J. Guest Abstract Since

Chinatowns around the World

Gilded Ghetto, Ethnopolis, and Cultural Diaspora

Edited by Bernard P. Wong and Chee-Beng Tan

The phenomenon of “Chinatown” has been of great interest to the general public as well as scholars. Movies and story books have made Chinatown to be exotic, mysterious, gangster filled, and sometimes, a gilded ghetto, an ethnopolis, a cultural diaspora as well as a model community. The authors of Chinatowns around the World seek to expose the social reality of Chinatowns with empirical data. The authors also examine the changing nature and functions of Chinatowns around the world while scrutinizing how factors emanating from larger societies and other external factors have shaped Chinatown development and transformation. The activities of the recent Chinese transnational migrants are also critically appraised.

Eva Xiaoling Li and Peter S. Li

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/179325411X565380 Also available online – brill.nl/jco Journal of Chinese Overseas 7 (2011) 7-23 brill.nl/jco Vancouver Chinatown in Transition Peter S. Li and Eva Xiaoling Li Abstract Much has been written about Chinatowns in North America as a

Yamashita Kiyomi

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/179325411X565425 Also available online – brill.nl/jco Journal of Chinese Overseas 7 (2011) 114-129 brill.nl/jco Ikebukuro Chinatown in Tokyo: The First “New Chinatown” in Japan Yamashita Kiyomi Abstract This article seeks to clarify the

Christine Inglis

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/179325411X565407 Also available online – brill.nl/jco Journal of Chinese Overseas 7 (2011) 45-68 brill.nl/jco Chinatown Sydney: A Window on the Chinese Community Christine Inglis Abstract Chinatowns have long constituted one of the most visible

Ann Shu-ju Chiu

contemporary world. Kenneth Guest ( 2003 ) noted that the traditional Cantonese Chinatown since the 19th century had become predominantly occupied by a different Chinese speech group. He made a study of the physical settings, religious institutions and psychological voyage of the recent undocumented Fuzhou

Bernard P. Wong

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/179325411X565371 Also available online – brill.nl/jco Journal of Chinese Overseas 7 (2011) 1-5 brill.nl/jco Introduction Chinatowns: Persistence and Change Bernard P. Wong * Guest Editor Authors of this special issue on Chinatowns examine the

Isabelle Lausent-Herrera

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/179325411X565416 Also available online – brill.nl/jco Journal of Chinese Overseas 7 (2011) 69-113 brill.nl/jco The Chinatown in Peru and the Changing Peruvian Chinese Community(ies) 1 Isabelle Lausent-Herrera Abstract The Chinese quarter