Look Who’s Talking: Migrating Narratives and Identity Construction

Amy W S Lee*

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Although it is commonly iterated that the twenty-first century putatively belongs to China1 in terms of its dynamic economic growth and political role it plays on the international stage, China has already enjoyed millennia of a colourful and rich history. Possessing one of the longest recorded histories, China and ‘Chineseness’ seem eternal, unquestionable and unquestioned. With a vast territory clearly demarcated on the map, and a large concentration of people clustered in cities as well as scattering throughout its rural regions, China has long served as an anchor to root Chinese to a common heritage. The history, the culture, the now uniform language and writing script, all seem to coalesce into a collective feeling of a people united as a single cultural entity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAt Home in the Chinese Diaspora
Subtitle of host publicationMemories, Identities and Belongings
EditorsKhun Eng Kuah-Pearce, Andrew P. Davidson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780230591622
ISBN (Print)9780230506985, 9781349353309
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chinese Woman
  • Chinese History
  • Cautionary Tale
  • Cotton Yarn
  • Personal Memory


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