Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia

Cultures and Practices

Editors: Santasombat, Yos (Ed.)

  • Considers the contexts and circumstances that give rise to the emergence and transformation of Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia
  • Moves beyond cultural explanations and traits to focus on the process of evolution and dynamism of situated practices in business
  • Based on field research from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand
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This collection examines the historically and geographically specific form of economic organization of the overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia and how it has adapted to the different historical and socio-political contexts of Southeast Asian countries. Moving beyond cultural explanations and traits to focus on the process of evolution and dynamism of situated practices, it argues that Chinese Capitalism is rapidly becoming a form of ‘hybrid capitalism’ and embodies the interdependent of culturally and institutionally specific dynamics at local and regional level, evolving and adapting to different institutional contexts and politico-economic conditions in the host Asian economies. This text also explores the social organization and political economy of the so-called overseas Chinese by examining the changing dynamism of Chinese capitalism in relation to forces of globalization. Focusing on key actors, primarily Chinese entrepreneurs in their business practices, and situated practices as well as cultural, political, social and economic factors under globalizing conditions, it provides providing a broad understanding without fixating or homogenizing Chinese capitalism, contributing to the understanding of the contexts that give rise to the emergence and transformation of Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia.

About the authors

Yos Santasombat is Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Chair of the Ph.D. Program in Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, and Senior Research Scholar at the Thailand Research Fund. He is the author of numerous books, including the Impact of China’s Rise on the Mekong Region (2015, Palgrave Macmillan).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Santasombat, Yos (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Rise of the Red Capitalists: PRC Influence and the New Challenge of the Royalist-Chinese Business Alliance in Thailand

    Wongsurawat, Wasana

    Pages 35-55

  • Transnational Social Underpinnings of New Chinese Capitalism: Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Singapore

    Hong, Liu (et al.)

    Pages 57-83

  • The Development of Chinese Capitalism in Malaysia: The Cases of H.S. Lee and Robert Kuok

    Ken, Danny Wong Tze (et al.)

    Pages 85-102

  • Politics, Policy, Culture and China: The Growth of the Top Ethnic Chinese Businesses in the Philippines Since the 1990s

    Palanca, Ellen Huang

    Pages 103-130

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-4695-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia
Book Subtitle
Cultures and Practices
Editors
  • Yos Santasombat
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4696-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4696-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4695-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 330
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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