File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)

Article: Transnationalism and the geography of (sub)ethnicity in Hong Kong

TitleTransnationalism and the geography of (sub)ethnicity in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese Diaspora
Ethnicity
Hong Kong
Transnationalism
Issue Date2002
PublisherBellwether Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bellpub.com/ug/
Citation
Urban Geography, 2002, v. 23 n. 1, p. 57-84 How to Cite?
AbstractThe concept of diaspora as an active agent in the making of transnationalism has been a subject of various interpretations and heated debates. This study examines the heterogeneous subethnic identities of the Chinese diasporas and their spatial manifestation, using Hong Kong as a case. With its colonial connections and strategic location, Hong Kong has functioned as a center of origin and destination in the transnational movement of the Chinese diaspora. The great spatial mobility demonstrated by the Hong Kong sojourners or their "refugee mentality," as it is known, is found to be deeply rooted in their subethnic identity in the nation. A systematic analysis of spatial data collected in 1961 and 1996 reveals an uneven geography of subethnicity polarized by the elite English and Shanghainese on the one end and the local Kejia people on the other end. Despite the processes of deterritorization and displacement, the great spatial mobility of the Hong Kong sojourners and the diasporic landscape they have created have remained effectively shaped by their place-based ethno-linguistic identities. The seemingly "ungrounded empire" of Chinese diaspora capitalism, in which Hong Kong has played a crucial part, has been based on preexisting place-specific conditions.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157834
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.322
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.584
ISI Accession Number ID
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLin, GCSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:55:53Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:55:53Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.citationUrban Geography, 2002, v. 23 n. 1, p. 57-84en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-3638en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157834-
dc.description.abstractThe concept of diaspora as an active agent in the making of transnationalism has been a subject of various interpretations and heated debates. This study examines the heterogeneous subethnic identities of the Chinese diasporas and their spatial manifestation, using Hong Kong as a case. With its colonial connections and strategic location, Hong Kong has functioned as a center of origin and destination in the transnational movement of the Chinese diaspora. The great spatial mobility demonstrated by the Hong Kong sojourners or their "refugee mentality," as it is known, is found to be deeply rooted in their subethnic identity in the nation. A systematic analysis of spatial data collected in 1961 and 1996 reveals an uneven geography of subethnicity polarized by the elite English and Shanghainese on the one end and the local Kejia people on the other end. Despite the processes of deterritorization and displacement, the great spatial mobility of the Hong Kong sojourners and the diasporic landscape they have created have remained effectively shaped by their place-based ethno-linguistic identities. The seemingly "ungrounded empire" of Chinese diaspora capitalism, in which Hong Kong has played a crucial part, has been based on preexisting place-specific conditions.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBellwether Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bellpub.com/ug/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUrban Geographyen_US
dc.subjectChinese Diasporaen_US
dc.subjectEthnicityen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectTransnationalismen_US
dc.titleTransnationalism and the geography of (sub)ethnicity in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLin, GCS: gcslin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLin, GCS=rp00609en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.2747/0272-3638.23.1.57-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0036385009en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros74259-
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-0036385009&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_US
dc.identifier.volume23en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage57en_US
dc.identifier.epage84en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000177781100004-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLin, GCS=7401699741en_US

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats