This book evaluates the successes and drawbacks of language policies in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar, especially the ways in which these policies have often been resisted or contested. It is an invaluable primer on this linguistically complex region and a resource for scholars, policy-makers, civil society activists and NGOs in various parts of the world facing equally challenging ethnic/language issues.
Ethnic/racial relations have been a perennial theme in Southeast Asian studies. Current events have highlighted the tensions among ethnic groups and the need to maintain ethnic/racial harmony for national unity. This book analyses ethnic/race relations in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, with special reference to the roles of ethnic Chinese in nation-building. It brings together a group of established Southeast Asian scholars to critically examine some of the important issues such as ethnic politics, nation-building, state policies, and conflict resolution. These scholars of different ethnic origins present their own ethnic perspectives and hence make the book unique. This is the most up-to-date book on ethnic/racial relations with special reference to the ethnic Chinese in three Southeast Asian countries.
Readership: Undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, academics, and members of the general public who are interested in Southeast Asian politics, in particular, the topic of nation-building.
Key Features:The book is written by a Southeast Asian scholar, familiar with both Asian and Western culturesThe making of Southeast Asian nations is topical as many nations, including Singapore, are celebrating their “nationhood”The discussion on citizenship is based on the Citizenship Laws of the Southeast Asian statesKeywords:Nations;State;Ethnicity;Indigenism;Citizenship;Southeast AsiaReviews:
“Professor Suryadinata has spent much of his life studying the modern polity called a nation. This volume brings together his thoughts on the multiple aspects of that very elusive ideal. It will provide generations of students with a useful guide through the labyrinth of the new forces at work in our region. It therefore gives me great pleasure to welcome his contributions here.”Professor Wang Gungwu
Contents:Migration and Globalization:Migration, Localization and Cultural Exchange: Global Perspectives of Chinese OverseasThree Cultures of MigrationThe Huagong, the Huashang and the DiasporaNorth America:Immigrants from China to Canada: Issues of Supply and Demand of Human CapitalDeconstructing Parental Involvement: Chinese Immigrants in CanadaMigration, Ethnicity and Citizenry of Chinese Americans in Selected Regions of the USSouth and Southeast Asia:Territory and Centrality Among the Chinese in KolkataExamining the Demographic Developments Relating to the Ethnic Chinese in Vietnam Since 1954Integration, Indigenization, Hybridization and Localization of the Ethnic Chinese Minority in the PhilippinesElephant vs Tiger: A Comparative Analysis of Entrepreneurship of Two Prominent Southeast Asian Beer CorporationsChina and Chinese Overseas:Migration and China's Urban Reading Public: Shifting Representations of Overseas Chinese in Shanghai's Dongfang Zazhi (Eastern Miscellany) 1904–1948Return Chinese Migrants or Canadian Diaspora? Exploring the Experience of Chinese Canadians in China
Readership: Students, professionals and general public who are interested in the field of study of Chinese Overseas regarding migration, indigenization and interaction. The book is mainly on Chinese migration, indigenization and exchange between ethnic Chinese and their host or adopted countries as well as between ethnic Chinese and China.
Keywords:Chinese Overseas;Ethnic Chinese;Migration;Globalization;North America;South Asia;Southeast AsiaKey Features:This book attempts to cover various issues and regions, both the West and Asia. It is very topical and up-to-date. The contributors consist of both young and old writers. The senior writers are leading authorities in the field
Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia where there is a significant number of ethnic Chinese, many of whom have played an important role. This book presents biographical sketches of about 530 prominent Indonesian Chinese, including businessmen, community leaders, politicians, religious leaders, artists, sportsmen/sportswomen, writers, journalists, academics, physicians, educators, and scientists. First published in 1972, it was revised and developed into the present format in 1978, and has since been revised several times. This is the fourth and most up-to-date version.