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Producing China in Southeast Asia

Knowledge, Identity, and Migrant Chineseness

Editors: Shih, Chih-yu (Ed.)

  • Presents studies on Chinese intellectuals in Southeast Asia
  • Explores factors that influence perspectives on China and Chineseness
  • Highlights ethnic, national, and civilizational identities of Southeast Asian Chinese scholars 
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This book presents studies on Chinese intellectuals in Southeast Asia and how they understand China and Chineseness in the 21st century. It posits, through analyses of works and oral histories of a number of Chinese scholars in the region, that the dominant but distinctive approaches adopted by them are those that are rooted in humanism and pragmatism. In doing so, the book explores the significant population, local conditions and strategy of survival among the Southeast Asian Chinese as factors that influence their views and perspectives. Studies presented in the book simultaneously implicate subjectivity, where authors and their readers position themselves among ethnic, national, and civilizational identities. It highlights that while national-level identity necessarily involves dangerous self-interrogation and, at times, politics that is often suppressive and confrontational, intellectual writings on China that stick to the ethnic and civilizational levels provide more sensible exits. With that, the book then goes on to make the argument that in Southeast Asian Chinese studies, the humanities usually prevail over the social sciences at these two alternative levels. Lastly, the book also shows how the humanities can be instrumental to Southeast Asian Chinese scholars’ choice of identity strategy which makes pragmatism an important theme. The book will be of interest to students and researchers involved in Southeast Asian and Chinese studies.

About the authors

Chih-yu Shih teaches civilizational politics, international relations and anthropology of knowledge in the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University. His recent publications include Sinology in Post-Communist States: Views from the Czech Republic, Mongolia, Poland, and Russia (2016); Understanding 21st Century China in Buddhist Asia: History, Modernity, and International Relations (2016); Post-Western International Reconsidered:  The Premodern Politics of Gongsun Long (2015); Harmonious Intervention: China’s Quest for Relational Security (2014), Sinicizing International Relations: Self, Civilization and Intellectual Politics in Subaltern East Asia (2013), On China By India: From Civilization to Nation State (2012), and Civilization, Nation, and Modernity in East Asia (2012). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Asian Ethnicity.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: China and Chinese Migrant Scholarship

    Shih, Chih-yu

    Pages 3-16

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  • Pursuing Chinese Studies Amidst Identity Politics in Malaysia

    Ngeow, Chow Bing (et al.)

    Pages 17-38

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  • A Local History of Vietnamese Sinology in Early-Twentieth Century Annam—The Case of the Bulletin Du Học Báo 遊學報

    Nguyen, Nam

    Pages 39-58

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  • Understanding Chinese Economy Accurately—John Wong and His China Research

    Shin, Chueiling

    Pages 59-73

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  • Two Intellectual Paths that Cross the Borders: Nguyen Huy Quy, Phan van Coc, and Humanities in Vietnam’s Chinese Studies

    Shih, Chih-yu (et al.)

    Pages 75-92

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-3447-3
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9875-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Producing China in Southeast Asia
Book Subtitle
Knowledge, Identity, and Migrant Chineseness
Editors
  • Chih-yu Shih
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3449-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3449-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3447-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9875-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 180
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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