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Rebuilding the Ancestral VillageSingaporeans in China$
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Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028818

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028818.001.0001

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From Lineage to Transnational Chinese Network

(p.241) 10 Conclusion
Rebuilding the Ancestral Village

Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Hong Kong University Press

This concluding chapter explores the possible future directions for Chinese overseas communities and the process of the maintenance and change of their identities. In their quest for cultural identity, the Singapore Chinese have looked to their ancestral roots for a sense of historical and cultural continuity. This has given them a renewed sense of “Chineseness”. Singapore Chinese also use their four sets of identities in different social contexts to represent themselves to different groups of people, including those of other nationalities, ethnicities, dialect groups, and lineages.

Keywords:   Chinese overseas communities, identities, cultural identity, Singapore Chinese, Chineseness, nationalities, ethnicities, dialect groups, lineages

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