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Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Gregor Benton and Hong Liu
Format
Book
Published
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9780520298415, 0520298411, 9780520298439, 0520298438
Summary
"Qiaopi is one of several names given to the 'silver letters' Chinese emigrants sent home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These letters-cum-remittances document the changing history of the diaspora in different parts of the world and different periods, and its ties to China. The qiaopi trade played a big part in making China transnational. This book, the first in English on qiaopi and on the origins, structure, and operations of the qiaopi trade, makes an important contribution to our understanding of modern Chinese history and to the comparative study of global migration"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • The genealogy of qiaopi studies
  • The structure of the qiaopi trade and transnational networks
  • The qiaopi trade as a distinctive form of Chinese capitalism
  • Qiaopi geography
  • Qiaopi and modern Chinese economy and politics
  • Qiaopi, qiaoxiang, and charity
  • Qiaopi and European migrants? : letters compared
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix : a selection of qiaopi and huipi letters in English translation.
Description
xiv, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-270) and index.
Technical Details
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