K A T H L E E N L Ó P E Z | B O O K R E V I E W S 2 7 2 © J O U R N A L O F C H I N E S E O V E R S E A S 3 , 2 ( N O V . 2 0 0 7 ) : 2 7 2 – 2 7 4 Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama . By Lok C.D. SIU. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005. Pp. xix, 247. A T T H E H E A RT O F L O K S I U ’ S E N G AG I N G , well-researched book about Chinese Panamanians is the question of what it means to be Chinese in a diaspora. Siu makes a major contribution to international migration and Chinese overseas studies by developing the theoretical concept of “diasporic citizenship.” Rather than taking for granted a coherent, homogenized “Chinese diaspora,” Siu demon- strates its complexities and disjunctures through detailed ethnographic research on people who self-identify as Chinese, including those of mixed descent. The Central American
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