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Chinese Overseas: Migration, Research and Documentation (review)

Chinese Overseas: Migration, Research and Documentation (review) Reviews 165 printedmaterials,Svarverudonceagainexhibitshisprodigiouslinguisticskills. Thepublicationsrangeacrossthepoliticalandideologicalspectrumincluding Shixuebao,Qingyibao,Xinmin congbao,Zhixinbao,Shiwubao,Xiangxue Xinbao, and Minbao. SvarverudmakesacogentcasethatbetweentheSino-Japaneseand theRusso-JapaneseWarstheterminologyandconditionsofWesterninternational lawhadcometodominatethediscourseoninternationalrelations. Inconclusion,thisbookisanimpressivepieceofscholarshipthatstraddles theboundariesofintellectualaswellaslegalhistory.Itisrareinworkonlegal historytoseesuchdetailedanalysisoflegalterminology,whichiscriticalto understandingtheintroductionofWesternconceptsofinternationallaw. S vaverud'ssuperiorlinguisticskillsandexpertiseintextualanalysisallowhimto explicatetheChinesediscourseoninternationallaw.Sosaying,legalhistorians maybedisappointedthatSvaveruddoesnotaddresssomeimportantworkinthe field,mostnotablyTeemuRuskola'sarticleonlegalorientalism.Alsoinexplicable wastheomissionofThomasStaunton,authorofthefirstEnglishtranslationofthe QingCodein1810,whentheauthordiscussesforeigners"whodidlearnChinese andwereabletocommunicateinChinese."Finally,thebookdoesnotaddressthe seriesofdiplomaticconfrontationsovertradeandcapitalpunishmentthat occurredpriortotheOpiumWarandundoubtedlyinfluencedlaterChinese understandingsofinternationallaw.ParCassell'sworkinthisareawouldhave beenmostusefulforexaminingQinglegalpragmatismandinstitutionalinnovationsinthelateeighteenthandearlynineteenthcentury.Thesecomplaintsaside, suchanambitious,provocative,andborder-crossingstudysuchasthisonewill undoubtedlysimulateanenrichingdialogueacrossdisciplinarydivides. ThomasBuoye Thomas Buoye is an associate professor and the chair of the History Department at the University of Tulsa. He studies the social, economic, and legal history of late imperial China. TanChee-Beng,ColinStorey,andJuliaZimmerman,editors.Chinese Overseas: Migration, Research and Documentation.HongKong:Chinese © 2011 by University of Hawai`i Press UniversityPress,2007.xxv,416pp.Hardcover$55.00,isbn978-962-996328-6. 166 ChinaReviewInternational:Vol.17,No.1,2010 InterestinthestudyoftheChinesediaspora1hascontinuedtogrowinthelastfew years,asevidencedbythenumberofbooksandarticlespublishedonthetopic. Hence,aconferenceorganizedbytheChineseUniversityofHongKongandthe OhioUniversityLibrarieswastimely.Scholarsandlibrariansgatheredtoshare theirexpertiserelatingtoresearchanddocumentationoftheChinesediaspora. Thepaperspresentedattheconference,heldin2003attheChineseUniversityof HongKong,werethencollectedandpublishedinthisvolumeofsixteenchapters infoursections. Thefirstsectionisanoverviewbasedonthekeynotespeechgivenbythe doyenneofChinesediasporicstudies,WangGungwu.Inhisessay"MixingMemoriesandDesire:TrackingtheMigrantCycles,"Wangclassifiesthethreevarious sourcesresearchersuse:the"formal"(e.g.,governmentorofficialdocuments),the "practical"(e.g.,newspaperaccounts,genealogies),andthe"expressive"(e.g., lettersorpoems).Heisespeciallypartialtotheexpressiveformsasthesenotonly enlightenusaboutthemeaningsofChinesenessbutalso,whenwellwritten, showcasethe"literarygeniusoftransnationalswhosebestworkmaybecompared withotherwriterswhetherofmigrantoriginsornot"(pp.11­12).Hethennarrates hisownexperiencesanddesiresthatledhimtopursuethestudyoftheChinese diaspora.Furthermore,hementionsthatdiasporicChinesearepartof"migrant cycles"thatareaffectedbyalargercycle,thatis,China'sgeopoliticaltransformations.These"lessercycles"includeonethatisexperiencedbythosewhohave decidedtomakeanewcountryhome;anotherbythosewhohaveremigrated,and athirdbythosewhohaverecentlyleftChina(p.16).Heendshisessaywith anotherappealforscholarsandlibrarianstoseekoutmoreexpressiveformsof documents.2 Thesectiontitled"ResearchandDocumentation"containssixessaysfocusing ondifferentChinesediasporiccommunitiesaroundtheworldandthekindsof documentsorsourcesusedorcollectedbytheauthors.ItbeginswithClaudine Salmon'spaperonherresearchusingBuddhistbellsfoundinanumberofSoutheastAsiancountries.Entitled"TransnationalNetworksasReflectedinEpigraphy: TheCaseofChineseBuddhistBellsinSoutheastAsia,"theessaydescribesthe provenanceoftheseeighteenth-totwentieth-centurybells,whichweremostly manufacturedinGuangdongandFujianprovinces.Analyzingtheinscriptions foundonthebells,shealsoshedslightontheeconomicandcommerciallinkages formedbetweenChinaandsomeSoutheastAsiancountries(p.24).Salmon's fascinatingstudyleadsonewantingmoreinformation,especiallyinregardtothe peopleinvolvedintheproduction,selling,anduseofthesebells.Thestory,for example,ofabelldonatedintheearlytwentiethcenturybyawomaninMedan Sumatraleadsustoaskfurthertheextenttowhichthiswoman(andother women)participatedinthecirculationanduseofsuchbells.Furthermore,it encouragesustoinvestigatebroaderquestionsregardingthepositionandroleof womeninChinesediasporiccommunities. Reviews 167 Thesecondessay,MyraSidharta's"Collecting`GreyLiterature'fromIndonesia,"dealswiththeauthor'scollectionof"greyliterature,"definedasprintedmaterialsnotfoundinthebookmarket.Examplesincludehuiguanorregional associationpublications,schoolpublications,and"specialvolumesontheoccasion ofbirthdaysofimportantpersonalities"(p.85).Thesesourceswerewritteneither inMalay,Dutch,andChineseandprintedfromtheearly1900stothepresent, primarilyinIndonesia,butinsomecases,inNetherlands.Theauthorpointsout thatsuchsourcescontaindatarelatingto"bigamyandpolygamy,problemsof schooleducation,mixedmarriages,marriagesbetweenpeopleofthesamesurname,and...currentproblemsinChina"(p.95).Thesesourcescontainvaluable information,especiallyforthoseinterestedinstudyinghowIndonesia'sChinese diasporiccommunityinthetwentiethcenturyrespondedtoordealtwithissuesof modernization,atatimeofrisingnationalism,decolonization,andChina'schangingpoliticalfortunes.Care,however,shouldbegiveninusingthesesources,since theycouldcontainveryideological,political,orhagiographicmaterialthatmaybe heavilyskewedtowardoneviewpointorperspective. Whilethetwopreviousessaysprimarilydealwithsourcesthatcouldbe classifiedas"practical,"thenexttwoessaysshowcase"formal"documents.Peter Li's"TheUseofAdministrativeDatainResearchonRecentChineseImmigrants toCanada"pertainstotheutilizationofCanadiangovernmentrecords,specifically theLandedImmigrantDataSystem(LIDS).Helinkstheserecordstothetax informationofimmigrantsfrom1980to2001inorderto"studytheeconomic performanceofimmigrantsfrom...HongKongandMainlandChina,and...to showhowimmigrantsfromthesetworegionstendtodifferinbackgroundcharacteristicsandinearningsinCanada"(p.104).Forinstance,theessayhelpsexplain whyafter1991theearninglevelsofindividualsfrommainlandChinarosehigher thanearningsofHongKongimmigrants.Thisdiscrepancyresultedfromthe transformationofthetypeofimmigrantscomingfromChina--from"family-class immigrants"withlowereducationallevelstohighlyeducated"economicclass" immigrantswithmoredisposableincome.ElsieHo's"Chinese`Astronaut'Families inNewZealand:EvidencefromCensusData"utilizestheNewZealandCensusof PopulationandDwellingstoprovidesomefindingsandconclusionsonastronaut familiesfromTaiwanandHongKong.Astronautfamiliespertaintofamilieswith fatherswhoarecalled"astronauts"formaking"frequentlong-distanceflightsto visitfamilyinthecountryofdestination"(p.120).Thechildrenofsuchfamiliesare referredtoas"parachutekids"sincetheyare"dropped"indifferentcountriestobe leftwithoneornoparent.Usingalongitudinalapproachtothestudyofthese families,herstudychallengesthecommonperceptionthatinastronautfamilies parentsleavetheirchildrenforlongperiodsoftime.Instead,shepointsoutthat eventually"manyastronautshaverejoinedtheirfamiliesinthecountryofdestination,andsomeastronautspousesandchildrenhaverelocatedbacktotheirformer homeland"(p.131). 168 ChinaReviewInternational:Vol.17,No.1,2010 BothLi'sandHo'sstudiesdemonstratethesalienceofutilizingformalrecords inreconstructingandunderstandingcertainfacetsofthelivesofdiasporicChinese.Whathappens,however,ifevensuchsourcesarescarce?Suchisthecaseof theChineseinSouthAfrica,thesubjectofKarenL.Harris'sessayentitled"ScatteredandSilentSources:ResearchingtheChineseinSouthAfrica."Eventhough theChinesehadbeencomingtoSouthAfricaasearlyasthemid-1600s,throughouttheirhistoryveryfewsourceshadbeenkeptorcollectedbyoutsidersoreven bytheChinesethemselves.Harrisdescribesthechallengesoffinding"scattered" sourcesandthereasonsforthe"silent"sources,includingthedesireoftheChinese communitytoremaininvisibleduringtensepoliticalperiods.However,forthose seekingdocumentation,thereisonebrightspot.Duringtheearly1900s,the Britishbroughtin63,695indenturedChineselaborerstoworkintheWitwatersrandgoldminesandleftbehindaplethoraofdocumentsrelatingtothese workers.Thoughonemaylamentthefactthatthesesurrogatesourcesdonot necessarilyreflectthedesiresorthoughtsoftheChineselaborers,onecouldstill usethemtorecreatesomeaspectsofthelivesoftheseBritishcolonialsubjects.In fact,suchsourcesmaybetheonlywaytowriteaboutthehistoryofthemarginalizedwithinthemarginalized,thatis,oflower-incomediasporicChinesewho seldomleftbehindpracticalorexpressivedocuments.Inmyresearchpertainingto theChineseinthePhilippines,Ihavemainlywrittenaboutthoseindividuals belongingtothemerchantclass,owingtotheprevalenceofmaterials(e.g.,testaments,contracts,biographies)thatcouldbefoundaboutthem.3However,twosets ofrecords,the"AsuntosCriminales"(Criminalmatters)andthe"AsuntosCiviles" (Civilmatters),keptinthePhilippineNationalArchives,containsomeinformationonmanylower-incomeChineseinManila.Thechallengeistousethese formalrecordscreativelysothateventhevoicesofinvisiblesubjectscanbeheard. Whilethepaucityofsourcesmaybethemainchallengefacingscholars interestedinthestudyofasmalldiasporicChinesecommunitysuchasthatin SouthAfrica,inthecaseoftheChineseinCubatheproblemmaynotbeasacute. Inheressay,"TransnationalHistories:ADual-SidedApproachtoResearching EarlyTwentieth-CenturyChineseMigrationtoCuba,"KathleenLópezdescribes thevarioustypesofsources--rangingfromgovernmentrecords,primarysource materialsfromnational-andcounty-levelarchivesandlibraries,tointerviewsand localhistories--availabletoherinbothCubaandChina(p.170).However,other challengesfacescholarsusingasimilartransnationalordual-sidedapproachtothe studyofaChinesediasporiccommunity,suchastheneedformultilingualskills anddealingwithinstitutionalredtape.Nevertheless,theuseofadual-sided approachandheterogeneousbodyofmaterialstostudytheChinesediasporaoften canyieldarichandcomplexde-territorializedhistorythatmanystudieslike López'sdemonstrate. Section3,"SourcesandDocumentation,"containsfouressaysdealingwith similarthemesandtopicsfoundintheprevioussection,butofferothervaluable Reviews 169 sourcesofinformationforreaders.ThefirstessayinthissectionisTanChee-Beng andAnnChiu's"TeachingandDocumentationofChineseOverseasStudies."The authorsprovideanoverviewofthecollectionsoftheChineseUniversityofHong Kong,thedifferentthemesandtrendsinthestudyoftheChinesediaspora,the variousChinesepublicationsbyChina-basedandnon­China-basedscholars,and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

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Reviews 165 printedmaterials,Svarverudonceagainexhibitshisprodigiouslinguisticskills. Thepublicationsrangeacrossthepoliticalandideologicalspectrumincluding Shixuebao,Qingyibao,Xinmin congbao,Zhixinbao,Shiwubao,Xiangxue Xinbao, and Minbao. SvarverudmakesacogentcasethatbetweentheSino-Japaneseand theRusso-JapaneseWarstheterminologyandconditionsofWesterninternational lawhadcometodominatethediscourseoninternationalrelations. Inconclusion,thisbookisanimpressivepieceofscholarshipthatstraddles theboundariesofintellectualaswellaslegalhistory.Itisrareinworkonlegal historytoseesuchdetailedanalysisoflegalterminology,whichiscriticalto understandingtheintroductionofWesternconceptsofinternationallaw. S vaverud'ssuperiorlinguisticskillsandexpertiseintextualanalysisallowhimto explicatetheChinesediscourseoninternationallaw.Sosaying,legalhistorians maybedisappointedthatSvaveruddoesnotaddresssomeimportantworkinthe field,mostnotablyTeemuRuskola'sarticleonlegalorientalism.Alsoinexplicable wastheomissionofThomasStaunton,authorofthefirstEnglishtranslationofthe QingCodein1810,whentheauthordiscussesforeigners"whodidlearnChinese andwereabletocommunicateinChinese."Finally,thebookdoesnotaddressthe seriesofdiplomaticconfrontationsovertradeandcapitalpunishmentthat occurredpriortotheOpiumWarandundoubtedlyinfluencedlaterChinese understandingsofinternationallaw.ParCassell'sworkinthisareawouldhave beenmostusefulforexaminingQinglegalpragmatismandinstitutionalinnovationsinthelateeighteenthandearlynineteenthcentury.Thesecomplaintsaside, suchanambitious,provocative,andborder-crossingstudysuchasthisonewill undoubtedlysimulateanenrichingdialogueacrossdisciplinarydivides. ThomasBuoye Thomas Buoye is an associate professor and the chair of the History Department at the University of Tulsa. He studies the social, economic, and legal history of late imperial China. TanChee-Beng,ColinStorey,andJuliaZimmerman,editors.Chinese Overseas: Migration, Research and Documentation.HongKong:Chinese © 2011 by University of Hawai`i Press UniversityPress,2007.xxv,416pp.Hardcover$55.00,isbn978-962-996328-6. 166 ChinaReviewInternational:Vol.17,No.1,2010 InterestinthestudyoftheChinesediaspora1hascontinuedtogrowinthelastfew years,asevidencedbythenumberofbooksandarticlespublishedonthetopic. Hence,aconferenceorganizedbytheChineseUniversityofHongKongandthe OhioUniversityLibrarieswastimely.Scholarsandlibrariansgatheredtoshare theirexpertiserelatingtoresearchanddocumentationoftheChinesediaspora. Thepaperspresentedattheconference,heldin2003attheChineseUniversityof HongKong,werethencollectedandpublishedinthisvolumeofsixteenchapters infoursections. Thefirstsectionisanoverviewbasedonthekeynotespeechgivenbythe doyenneofChinesediasporicstudies,WangGungwu.Inhisessay"MixingMemoriesandDesire:TrackingtheMigrantCycles,"Wangclassifiesthethreevarious sourcesresearchersuse:the"formal"(e.g.,governmentorofficialdocuments),the "practical"(e.g.,newspaperaccounts,genealogies),andthe"expressive"(e.g., lettersorpoems).Heisespeciallypartialtotheexpressiveformsasthesenotonly enlightenusaboutthemeaningsofChinesenessbutalso,whenwellwritten, showcasethe"literarygeniusoftransnationalswhosebestworkmaybecompared withotherwriterswhetherofmigrantoriginsornot"(pp.11­12).Hethennarrates hisownexperiencesanddesiresthatledhimtopursuethestudyoftheChinese diaspora.Furthermore,hementionsthatdiasporicChinesearepartof"migrant cycles"thatareaffectedbyalargercycle,thatis,China'sgeopoliticaltransformations.These"lessercycles"includeonethatisexperiencedbythosewhohave decidedtomakeanewcountryhome;anotherbythosewhohaveremigrated,and athirdbythosewhohaverecentlyleftChina(p.16).Heendshisessaywith anotherappealforscholarsandlibrarianstoseekoutmoreexpressiveformsof documents.2 Thesectiontitled"ResearchandDocumentation"containssixessaysfocusing ondifferentChinesediasporiccommunitiesaroundtheworldandthekindsof documentsorsourcesusedorcollectedbytheauthors.ItbeginswithClaudine Salmon'spaperonherresearchusingBuddhistbellsfoundinanumberofSoutheastAsiancountries.Entitled"TransnationalNetworksasReflectedinEpigraphy: TheCaseofChineseBuddhistBellsinSoutheastAsia,"theessaydescribesthe provenanceoftheseeighteenth-totwentieth-centurybells,whichweremostly manufacturedinGuangdongandFujianprovinces.Analyzingtheinscriptions foundonthebells,shealsoshedslightontheeconomicandcommerciallinkages formedbetweenChinaandsomeSoutheastAsiancountries(p.24).Salmon's fascinatingstudyleadsonewantingmoreinformation,especiallyinregardtothe peopleinvolvedintheproduction,selling,anduseofthesebells.Thestory,for example,ofabelldonatedintheearlytwentiethcenturybyawomaninMedan Sumatraleadsustoaskfurthertheextenttowhichthiswoman(andother women)participatedinthecirculationanduseofsuchbells.Furthermore,it encouragesustoinvestigatebroaderquestionsregardingthepositionandroleof womeninChinesediasporiccommunities. Reviews 167 Thesecondessay,MyraSidharta's"Collecting`GreyLiterature'fromIndonesia,"dealswiththeauthor'scollectionof"greyliterature,"definedasprintedmaterialsnotfoundinthebookmarket.Examplesincludehuiguanorregional associationpublications,schoolpublications,and"specialvolumesontheoccasion ofbirthdaysofimportantpersonalities"(p.85).Thesesourceswerewritteneither inMalay,Dutch,andChineseandprintedfromtheearly1900stothepresent, primarilyinIndonesia,butinsomecases,inNetherlands.Theauthorpointsout thatsuchsourcescontaindatarelatingto"bigamyandpolygamy,problemsof schooleducation,mixedmarriages,marriagesbetweenpeopleofthesamesurname,and...currentproblemsinChina"(p.95).Thesesourcescontainvaluable information,especiallyforthoseinterestedinstudyinghowIndonesia'sChinese diasporiccommunityinthetwentiethcenturyrespondedtoordealtwithissuesof modernization,atatimeofrisingnationalism,decolonization,andChina'schangingpoliticalfortunes.Care,however,shouldbegiveninusingthesesources,since theycouldcontainveryideological,political,orhagiographicmaterialthatmaybe heavilyskewedtowardoneviewpointorperspective. Whilethetwopreviousessaysprimarilydealwithsourcesthatcouldbe classifiedas"practical,"thenexttwoessaysshowcase"formal"documents.Peter Li's"TheUseofAdministrativeDatainResearchonRecentChineseImmigrants toCanada"pertainstotheutilizationofCanadiangovernmentrecords,specifically theLandedImmigrantDataSystem(LIDS).Helinkstheserecordstothetax informationofimmigrantsfrom1980to2001inorderto"studytheeconomic performanceofimmigrantsfrom...HongKongandMainlandChina,and...to showhowimmigrantsfromthesetworegionstendtodifferinbackgroundcharacteristicsandinearningsinCanada"(p.104).Forinstance,theessayhelpsexplain whyafter1991theearninglevelsofindividualsfrommainlandChinarosehigher thanearningsofHongKongimmigrants.Thisdiscrepancyresultedfromthe transformationofthetypeofimmigrantscomingfromChina--from"family-class immigrants"withlowereducationallevelstohighlyeducated"economicclass" immigrantswithmoredisposableincome.ElsieHo's"Chinese`Astronaut'Families inNewZealand:EvidencefromCensusData"utilizestheNewZealandCensusof PopulationandDwellingstoprovidesomefindingsandconclusionsonastronaut familiesfromTaiwanandHongKong.Astronautfamiliespertaintofamilieswith fatherswhoarecalled"astronauts"formaking"frequentlong-distanceflightsto visitfamilyinthecountryofdestination"(p.120).Thechildrenofsuchfamiliesare referredtoas"parachutekids"sincetheyare"dropped"indifferentcountriestobe leftwithoneornoparent.Usingalongitudinalapproachtothestudyofthese families,herstudychallengesthecommonperceptionthatinastronautfamilies parentsleavetheirchildrenforlongperiodsoftime.Instead,shepointsoutthat eventually"manyastronautshaverejoinedtheirfamiliesinthecountryofdestination,andsomeastronautspousesandchildrenhaverelocatedbacktotheirformer homeland"(p.131). 168 ChinaReviewInternational:Vol.17,No.1,2010 BothLi'sandHo'sstudiesdemonstratethesalienceofutilizingformalrecords inreconstructingandunderstandingcertainfacetsofthelivesofdiasporicChinese.Whathappens,however,ifevensuchsourcesarescarce?Suchisthecaseof theChineseinSouthAfrica,thesubjectofKarenL.Harris'sessayentitled"ScatteredandSilentSources:ResearchingtheChineseinSouthAfrica."Eventhough theChinesehadbeencomingtoSouthAfricaasearlyasthemid-1600s,throughouttheirhistoryveryfewsourceshadbeenkeptorcollectedbyoutsidersoreven bytheChinesethemselves.Harrisdescribesthechallengesoffinding"scattered" sourcesandthereasonsforthe"silent"sources,includingthedesireoftheChinese communitytoremaininvisibleduringtensepoliticalperiods.However,forthose seekingdocumentation,thereisonebrightspot.Duringtheearly1900s,the Britishbroughtin63,695indenturedChineselaborerstoworkintheWitwatersrandgoldminesandleftbehindaplethoraofdocumentsrelatingtothese workers.Thoughonemaylamentthefactthatthesesurrogatesourcesdonot necessarilyreflectthedesiresorthoughtsoftheChineselaborers,onecouldstill usethemtorecreatesomeaspectsofthelivesoftheseBritishcolonialsubjects.In fact,suchsourcesmaybetheonlywaytowriteaboutthehistoryofthemarginalizedwithinthemarginalized,thatis,oflower-incomediasporicChinesewho seldomleftbehindpracticalorexpressivedocuments.Inmyresearchpertainingto theChineseinthePhilippines,Ihavemainlywrittenaboutthoseindividuals belongingtothemerchantclass,owingtotheprevalenceofmaterials(e.g.,testaments,contracts,biographies)thatcouldbefoundaboutthem.3However,twosets ofrecords,the"AsuntosCriminales"(Criminalmatters)andthe"AsuntosCiviles" (Civilmatters),keptinthePhilippineNationalArchives,containsomeinformationonmanylower-incomeChineseinManila.Thechallengeistousethese formalrecordscreativelysothateventhevoicesofinvisiblesubjectscanbeheard. Whilethepaucityofsourcesmaybethemainchallengefacingscholars interestedinthestudyofasmalldiasporicChinesecommunitysuchasthatin SouthAfrica,inthecaseoftheChineseinCubatheproblemmaynotbeasacute. Inheressay,"TransnationalHistories:ADual-SidedApproachtoResearching EarlyTwentieth-CenturyChineseMigrationtoCuba,"KathleenLópezdescribes thevarioustypesofsources--rangingfromgovernmentrecords,primarysource materialsfromnational-andcounty-levelarchivesandlibraries,tointerviewsand localhistories--availabletoherinbothCubaandChina(p.170).However,other challengesfacescholarsusingasimilartransnationalordual-sidedapproachtothe studyofaChinesediasporiccommunity,suchastheneedformultilingualskills anddealingwithinstitutionalredtape.Nevertheless,theuseofadual-sided approachandheterogeneousbodyofmaterialstostudytheChinesediasporaoften canyieldarichandcomplexde-territorializedhistorythatmanystudieslike López'sdemonstrate. Section3,"SourcesandDocumentation,"containsfouressaysdealingwith similarthemesandtopicsfoundintheprevioussection,butofferothervaluable Reviews 169 sourcesofinformationforreaders.ThefirstessayinthissectionisTanChee-Beng andAnnChiu's"TeachingandDocumentationofChineseOverseasStudies."The authorsprovideanoverviewofthecollectionsoftheChineseUniversityofHong Kong,thedifferentthemesandtrendsinthestudyoftheChinesediaspora,the variousChinesepublicationsbyChina-basedandnon­China-basedscholars,and

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