The existing literature on Chinese Indonesians has so far tended to take an approach of either victimization and marginalization or a focus on elite businessmen and their economic influence. This volume takes a different perspective. The Chinese in Indonesia were not only innocent victims of history, but were simultaneously active agents of change. Chinese Indonesians from different walks of life played an active role in shaping society during regime changes and found creative and constructive ways to deal with situations of adversity. This book demonstrates that regime changes in Indonesia did not only pose threats of violence, but also offered opportunities that induced “agency” on the part of Chinese Indonesians to shape their own destinies and that of the country.
Chinese Indonesians and Regime Change
Ernest Koh, Monash University
In Diaspora at War, Ernest Koh maps a history of Singapore's wartime past that extends beyond the Japanese invasion and occupation of the island.
Focusing on the historical experiences of Chinese from West Kalimantan, Indonesia, whether in terms of migratory trajectories or ethnic and state violence, this book interrogates the role of history in the formation of the Chinese Diasporic subject.
Edited by Jing Tsu and David Der-wei Wang
Presenting an array of cutting edge perspectives on modern Chinese literature in different Sinophone contexts, this volume of essays offers a wide range of critical approaches to the study of an emerging interdisciplinary field.
Drawing on Chinese-language archival materials, this book offers a comprehensive study on the changes taking place in the Fujian tea industry and the fluctuations of the Fujian-Singapore tea trade from 1920 to 1960.
Richard T. Chu
Taking a micro-historical approach to the study of ethnic identities in the Philippines, this book offers a fascinating portrait of how Chinese merchant families in Manila negotiated the meanings of “Chinese,” “Chinese mestizo,” “Catholic,” and “Filipino” from 1860s to 1930s.
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