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Chinese Diaspora Charity and the Cantonese Pacific, 1850-1949

John Fitzgerald and Hon-ming Yip


Charity is common to diaspora communities the world over, from Armenian diaspora networks to Zimbabwean ones, but the forms charitable activity takes vary across communities and sites of settlement. What was distinctive about Chinese diaspora charity? This volume explores the history of charity among overseas Chinese during the century from 1850 to 1949 with a particular focus on the Cantonese "Gold Rush" communities of the Pacific rim, a loosely integrated network of émigrés from Cantonese-speaking counties in Guangdong Province, centering on colonial Hong Kong where people lived, worked and ... More

Keywords: diaspora, overseas Chinese history, charity and philanthropy, Cantonese Pacific, Hong Kong, qiaopi remittances, huiguan and burial, higher education, gender and women, trust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528264
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528264.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Fitzgerald, editor
Swinburne University of Technology

Hon-ming Yip, editor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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