Ambition and Identity: Chinese Merchant Elites in Colonial Manila, 1880-1916 (review)

Ambition and Identity: Chinese Merchant Elites in Colonial Manila, 1880-1916 (review) Richard King Richard King studies, translates, and teaches Chinese literature at the University of Victoria. notes . Aldous Huxley, Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited, foreword by Christopher Hitchens (New York: HarperCollins, 2003), p. 204. 2. Wang Ruowang, Hunger Trilogy, trans. Kyna Rubin with Ira Kasoff (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 99), p. 70. 3. Gu Hua, Rulinyuan (The scholars' garden) (Hong Kong: Tiandi, 99). 4. Georg Lukacs, Solzhenitsyn, trans. William David Graf (London: Merlin Press, 969), p. 2. Andrew R. Wilson. Ambition and Identity: Chinese Merchant Elites in Colonial Manila, 880­96. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2004. xi, 304 pp. Hardcover 55.00, isbn 0­8248­2650­7. In the 950s and 960s, Chinese studies scholars, mainly anthropologists and sociologists, focused their attention on the ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia as a template to study Chinese identity, since China was closed off to them. They were interested in identifying enduring Chinese cultural values and organization and in analyzing the way the new nation-states in this region affected the "Chinese1 ness" of these people through various nation-building strategies. Underpinning these questions on identity was in part the concern for security that reflected the competing ideologies of Cold War politics. Communist http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Ambition and Identity: Chinese Merchant Elites in Colonial Manila, 1880-1916 (review)

China Review International, Volume 12 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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Richard King Richard King studies, translates, and teaches Chinese literature at the University of Victoria. notes . Aldous Huxley, Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited, foreword by Christopher Hitchens (New York: HarperCollins, 2003), p. 204. 2. Wang Ruowang, Hunger Trilogy, trans. Kyna Rubin with Ira Kasoff (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 99), p. 70. 3. Gu Hua, Rulinyuan (The scholars' garden) (Hong Kong: Tiandi, 99). 4. Georg Lukacs, Solzhenitsyn, trans. William David Graf (London: Merlin Press, 969), p. 2. Andrew R. Wilson. Ambition and Identity: Chinese Merchant Elites in Colonial Manila, 880­96. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2004. xi, 304 pp. Hardcover 55.00, isbn 0­8248­2650­7. In the 950s and 960s, Chinese studies scholars, mainly anthropologists and sociologists, focused their attention on the ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia as a template to study Chinese identity, since China was closed off to them. They were interested in identifying enduring Chinese cultural values and organization and in analyzing the way the new nation-states in this region affected the "Chinese1 ness" of these people through various nation-building strategies. Underpinning these questions on identity was in part the concern for security that reflected the competing ideologies of Cold War politics. Communist

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