Book Chapter

From multicultural ethnic migrants to the new players of China’s public diplomacy: The Chinese in Australia

WN Sun,, J Fitzgerald,, J GAO, BP Wong, CB Tan

China's Rise and the Chinese Overseas | Routledge | Published : 2018

Abstract

Since the 1978 opening up of China and her active engagement in economic reformation and modernization, China has become a truly global economic power. These developments have, consequently, had an impact on ethnic Chinese people living across the world. Traditionally, the study of immigrant communities has focused on internal factors, such as the leadership and social organization of the actors inside the communities. This book, however, turns attention to the exogenous factors, which have helped shape the lives of the Chinese diaspora. In doing so, it provides a valuable contribution to the recent literature, which focuses on the effect of globalisation on the Chinese overseas. Using a nu..

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