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The study of contemporary China constitutes a fascinating yet challenging area of scholarly inquiry. Recent decades have brought dramatic changes to China's economy, society and governance. Analyzing such changes in the context of multiple disciplinary perspectives offers opportunites as well as challenges for scholars in the field known as contemporary China Studies. The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China is a two-volume exploration of the transformations of contemporary China, firmly grounded in the both disciplinary and China-specific contexts. Drawing on a range of scholarly approaches found in the social sciences and history, an international team of contributors engage with the question of what a rapidly changing China means for the broader field of contemporary China studies, and identify areas of promising future research. Part 1: Context: History, Economy, and the Environment Part 2: Economic Transformations Part 3: Politics and Government Part 4: China on the Global Stage Part 5: China's Foreign Policy Part 6: National and Nested Identities Part 7: Urbanization and Spatial Development Part 8: Poverty and Inequality Part 9: Social Change Part 10: Future Directions for Contemporary China Studies

Chinese Outside China
Chinese Outside China
Nyíri Pál
Introduction

‘The Chinese diaspora’ and ‘overseas Chinese’ are the two English terms most commonly applied to people of Chinese descent living outside of the Chinese states: the People's Republic of China, including Hong Kong and Macau, and the Republic of China on Taiwan. Both categories group together a highly diverse array of people in terms of citizenship, country of birth, mother tongue, political loyalty, identity, and – since China itself is a multiethnic nation – ethnicity. These diverse people are lumped together on the basis of an ancestry located somewhere in contemporary China, or an area outside of it but which is somehow related to one of the ethnic groups composing contemporary China, regardless ...

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