Chinese in Colonial Burma: A Migrant Community in A Multiethnic State

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Using previously unexplored archives from colonial institutions and individuals, and primary materials produced by the Burmese Chinese, this comprehensive study investigates over a century of history of the Burmese Chinese under British colonial rule. Due to the peculiar position of Burma in the British imperial world and the Southeast Asian Chinese network, the Chinese community had a unique experience in a Southeast Asian colony governed by Europeans with an India-based system. This book reveals, through everyday life experience, prominent community figures, and milestone events, the internal rivalry and integration among different regional groups within the community, and the general impressions it left in contemporary observations and communal memories. The book also traces historical roots of some unsolved ethnic issues in present-day Myanmar.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages262
ISBN (Electronic)9781137519009
ISBN (Print)9781137537010
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2017

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NameCambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series


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