Citizens in Motion and Chinese diaspora engagement
Based on multi-sited research, Elaine explores the very different ways in which Chinese overseas relate to their countries of citizenship, to mainland China, and to other cohorts of Chinese emigrants.
In this episode I spoke to Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho about her book "Citizens in Motion. Emigration, Immigration and Re-Migration Across China's Borders".
Based on a decade of research in China, Canada, Singapore, and the China–Myanmar border, Elaine explores the very different ways in which Chinese overseas relate to their countries of citizenship, to mainland China, and to other cohorts of Chinese emigrants.
Elaine tackles issues of ethnic identity and belonging, challenges assumptions of co –ethnic allegiance, and shows that the Chinese overseas are a very heterogeneous population maintaining various attachments and identities.
Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore.
She is the winner of the 2019 Global and Transnational Sociology Best Book by an International Scholar Award, sponsored by the American Sociology Association - Global and Transnational Sociology Section.
Get "Citizens in Motion" at your library or buy it here: www.sup.org/books/title/?id=28697
PS: My apologies for the sound quality in the interview; my microphone had failed me that day and I had to use my backup recorder.
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