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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.

Anh Sy Huy Le

time, dashed out of the crumpling building before it collapsed with a creaking sound. Chinatown residents were fleeing from the collapsing buildings and the uncontrollable fires that quickly spread to all the major streets. Despite the urgency of the moment, her grandmother ‘paused for a symbolic

Paul Thomas van de Laar

of area studies to the study of critical junctures of globalization’, Journal of Global History 5:1 (2010) 149–170; Li Chuo. Chinatown and urban redevelopment. A spatial narrative of race, identity, and urban politics, 1950-2000 (Urbana-Champaign 2011) Thesis University of Illinois at Urbana

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Henry Yu

show the wide distribution of Chinese migrants across small towns and cities throughout Canada. As a means of countering popular misconceptions that all Chinese lived in large “Chinatowns,” this image has been re-used in learning resources created by teachers in the province of British Columbia for