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A Chorus of Colors: Chinese Glass from Three American Collections (review)

A Chorus of Colors: Chinese Glass from Three American Collections (review) Reviews 247 various genres as well as an assessment of their political and social impact on Greater China. "Greater China and the Chinese Overseas" by Wang Gungwu addresses a very important aspect of Greater China: fhe Chinese who now have settled outside fhe region in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe, and Nordi America. Wang attempts to reorder the debate away from traditional conceptions by switching from "overseas Chinese" who are always supposed to be just about to return to the mofherland to "Chinese overseas" who have already made a place for themselves abroad and thus have a more ambiguous relation to China. This is an important shift, but in my reading the new concept does not stick, for Wang rehearses many of his old articles to talk about this important phenomenon. I recommend each of fhe articles individuaUy, with Harding providing an exceUent overview. It was disappointing that this conference did not produce a more robust and integrating concept of Greater China--but it's a start. Wüliam A. CaUahan University of Durham, United Kingdom William A. Callahan is a lecturer in East Asian International Relations in the Politics Department, and is working on a book titled Confucian Ideology and Greater http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

A Chorus of Colors: Chinese Glass from Three American Collections (review)

China Review International , Volume 4 (1) – Mar 30, 1997

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Reviews 247 various genres as well as an assessment of their political and social impact on Greater China. "Greater China and the Chinese Overseas" by Wang Gungwu addresses a very important aspect of Greater China: fhe Chinese who now have settled outside fhe region in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe, and Nordi America. Wang attempts to reorder the debate away from traditional conceptions by switching from "overseas Chinese" who are always supposed to be just about to return to the mofherland to "Chinese overseas" who have already made a place for themselves abroad and thus have a more ambiguous relation to China. This is an important shift, but in my reading the new concept does not stick, for Wang rehearses many of his old articles to talk about this important phenomenon. I recommend each of fhe articles individuaUy, with Harding providing an exceUent overview. It was disappointing that this conference did not produce a more robust and integrating concept of Greater China--but it's a start. Wüliam A. CaUahan University of Durham, United Kingdom William A. Callahan is a lecturer in East Asian International Relations in the Politics Department, and is working on a book titled Confucian Ideology and Greater

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 30, 1997

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