Producing China in Southeast Asia: Knowledge, Identity, and Migrant Chineseness

Shih, Chih-Yu

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2018-07-29
  • 售價: $4,140
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$3,933
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 180
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 9811098751
  • ISBN-13: 9789811098758
  • 下單後立即進貨 (約1週~2週)


This book presents studies on Chinese intellectuals in Southeast Asia and how they understand China and Chineseness in the 21st century. It posits, through analyses of works and oral histories of a number of Chinese scholars in the region, that the dominant but distinctive approaches adopted by them are those that are rooted in humanism and pragmatism. In doing so, the book explores the significant population, local conditions and strategy of survival among the Southeast Asian Chinese as factors that influence their views and perspectives. Studies presented in the book simultaneously implicate subjectivity, where authors and their readers position themselves among ethnic, national, and civilizational identities. It highlights that while national-level identity necessarily involves dangerous self-interrogation and, at times, politics that is often suppressive and confrontational, intellectual writings on China that stick to the ethnic and civilizational levels provide more sensible exits. With that, the book then goes on to make the argument that in Southeast Asian Chinese studies, the humanities usually prevail over the social sciences at these two alternative levels. Lastly, the book also shows how the humanities can be instrumental to Southeast Asian Chinese scholars' choice of identity strategy which makes pragmatism an important theme. The book will be of interest to students and researchers involved in Southeast Asian and Chinese studies.


Chih-yu Shih teaches civilizational politics, international relations and anthropology of knowledge in the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University. His recent publications include Sinology in Post-Communist States: Views from the Czech Republic, Mongolia, Poland, and Russia (2016); Understanding 21st Century China in Buddhist Asia: History, Modernity, and International Relations (2016); Post-Western International Reconsidered: The Premodern Politics of Gongsun Long (2015); Harmonious Intervention: China's Quest for Relational Security (2014), Sinicizing International Relations: Self, Civilization and Intellectual Politics in Subaltern East Asia (2013), On China By India: From Civilization to Nation State (2012), and Civilization, Nation, and Modernity in East Asia (2012). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Asian Ethnicity.