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Chinese Migrants and Internationalism: Forgotten Histories, 1917 1945
The transnational and diasporic dimensions of early Chinese migrant politics opened in the late nineteenth century when Chinese radical groups bent on overthrowing the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) vied with one another to win Chinese overseas to their modernizing projects, and immigrants who had suffered discrimination welcomed their proposals. The radicals concentration on ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Routledge
(first published May 1st 2007)
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This meticulously researched work fills the gap in our knowledge and understanding of Chinese migrant patterns during World Wars I and II and the interwar years. Professor Gregor Benton's precious historical treatise covers early twentieth century Chinese immigration to Russia, Germany, Cuba, Spain, and Australia, as well as the experience of Chinese seafarers and the European Labour Movement and the early Chinese contribution to the Esperanto movement. This book shows that, contrary to common ...more