Hometown as fatherland : Nanyang Chinese under Japanese pan-Asianism and Pribumi nationalism in Malaya and Indonesia, 1937-1955
I argue that for Southeast Asian Chinese the shift from China-oriented identity to local-oriented identity was a particular historical dynamic that came about largely through internal responses to changing political and social conditions. This special historical event can be traced through the discourse of hua-ren (華人), ethnic Chinese in rather cultural sense than political sense, which distinguished Southeast Asian Chinese from Chinese in China. The discourse was generated from the debate...[Show more]
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