Overseas Chinese Society

This module analyses and compares Chinese societies in the United States, Australia and Southeast Asia. Emphases are placed on the following topics and issues: comparative history of Chinese immigration, early Chinese immigrants, anti-Chinese movements in the United States and Australia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chinese overseas and political developments in China before 1949, developments and characteristics of Chinese communities, and the roles played by ethnic Chinese in different countries or regions after the second world war. This course is offered to students across the University with an interest in the history of the Chinese diaspora.

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