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Returning Home with Glory: Chinese Villagers around the Pacific, 1849 to 1949

Michael Williams


Returning Home with Glory highlights the importance of return and home in the history of the connections established and maintained between villagers in the Pearl River Delta and various Pacific ports from the time of the Californian and Australian gold rushes to the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Conventional scholarship on Chinese migration tends to privilege nation-state factors or concepts that are dependent on national boundaries. Such approaches are more concerned with the migrants’ settlement in the destination country, downplaying the awkward fact that the majority of the ... More

Keywords: Overseas Chinese, Chinese Diaspora, Sydney, San Francisco, Zhongshan, Honolulu, History, Migration, China, Pacific

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390533
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Williams, author
Western Sydney University