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The Resource Beyond borders : stories of Yunnanese Chinese migrants of Burma, Wen-Chin Chang

Beyond borders : stories of Yunnanese Chinese migrants of Burma, Wen-Chin Chang

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Beyond borders : stories of Yunnanese Chinese migrants of Burma
Title
Beyond borders
Title remainder
stories of Yunnanese Chinese migrants of Burma
Statement of responsibility
Wen-Chin Chang
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a "back door" to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political refugees and economic opportunities for trade explorers. Since the Chinese Communist takeover in 1949 and subsequent political upheavals in China, an unprecedented number of Yunnanese refugees have fled to Burma. Through a personal narrative approach, Beyond Borders is the first ethnography to focus on the migration history and transnational trading experiences of contemporary Yunnanese Chinese migrants (composed of both Yunnanese Han and Muslims) who reside in Burma and those who have moved from Burma and resettled in Thailand, Taiwan, and China. Since the 1960s, Yunnanese Chinese migrants of Burma have dominated the transnational trade in opium, jade, and daily consumption goods. Wen-Chin Chang writes with deep knowledge of this trade's organization from the 1960s of mule-driven caravans to the use of modern transportation, and she reconstructs trading routes while examining embedded sociocultural meanings. These Yunnanese migrants{u2019} mobility attests to the prevalence of travel not only by the privileged but also by different kinds of people. Their narratives disclose individual life processes as well as networks of connections, modes of transportation, and differences between the experiences of men and women. Through traveling they have carried on the mobile livelihoods of their predecessors, expanding overland trade beyond its historical borderlands between Yunnan and upland Southeast Asia to journeys further afield by land, sea, and air.--Provided by publisher
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NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Wen-Chin
Dewey number
305.895/10591
Index
index present
LC call number
DS732
LC item number
. C439 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma
  • China
  • Thailand
  • Chinese
  • Chinese
  • Muslims
  • Chinese
  • Chinese
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Muslims
  • Burma
  • China
  • Thailand
Label
Beyond borders : stories of Yunnanese Chinese migrants of Burma, Wen-Chin Chang
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Migration history -- The days in Burma: Zhang Dage -- Entangled love: Ae Maew -- Pursuit of ambition: father and son -- Islamic transnationalism: Yunnanese Muslims -- (Transnational) trade -- Venturing into barbarous regions: Yunnanese caravan traders -- Transcending gendered geographies: Yunnanese women traders -- Circulations of the jade trade: the Duans and the Pengs -- Epilogue: from mules to vehicles
Control code
880689707
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780801453311
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014019460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880689707
Label
Beyond borders : stories of Yunnanese Chinese migrants of Burma, Wen-Chin Chang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Migration history -- The days in Burma: Zhang Dage -- Entangled love: Ae Maew -- Pursuit of ambition: father and son -- Islamic transnationalism: Yunnanese Muslims -- (Transnational) trade -- Venturing into barbarous regions: Yunnanese caravan traders -- Transcending gendered geographies: Yunnanese women traders -- Circulations of the jade trade: the Duans and the Pengs -- Epilogue: from mules to vehicles
Control code
880689707
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780801453311
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014019460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880689707

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