Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Chinese in Colonial Burma

A Migrant Community in A Multiethnic State

Authors: Li, Yi

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  • Examines the situation of the Chinese migrant community in Burma under British Colonial rule
  • Considers the distinct regional features of by two different Chinese groups and how they settled down in different parts of colonial Burma
  • Explores how the Chinese immigrants, despite their internal divisions, found a way of “being Burmese Chinese” under more than a century of colonial rule in a multiethnic state
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Using previously unexplored archives from colonial institutions and individuals, and primary materials produced by the Burmese Chinese, this comprehensive study investigates over a century of history of the Burmese Chinese under British colonial rule. Due to the peculiar position of Burma in the British imperial world and the Southeast Asian Chinese network, the Chinese community had a unique experience in a Southeast Asian colony governed by Europeans with an India-based system. This book reveals, through everyday life experience, prominent community figures, and milestone events, the internal rivalry and integration among different regional groups within the community, and the general impressions it left in contemporary observations and communal memories. The book also traces historical roots of some unsolved ethnic issues in present-day Myanmar.

About the authors

Yi Li received her PhD in history at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore between 2014 and 2015. Her research interests include modern Southeast Asia and Chinese diaspora, with a particular focus on migration and colonial history.

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“Li’s exhaustive coverage of Chinese and English language sources provides a new look at how the Chinese in Burma, as a smaller percentage of the diaspora in Southeast Asia, continued to transplant many of the same political, economic, and social networks through kinship connections. … it is certainly an invaluable contribution to the history of Chinese diasporic experiences, and necessary reading for scholars of Chinese and Southeast Asian studies.” (Siew Han Yeo, Journal of Burma Studies, Vol. 22 (1), June, 2018)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese in Colonial Burma
Book Subtitle
A Migrant Community in A Multiethnic State
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51900-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51900-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53701-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71095-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 262
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