What is it about?
Divergent responses to the calls of Chinese nationalism from the diaspora in Singapore
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Why is it important?
Most existing studies emphasize the contribution of overseas Chinese to mainland Chinese nationalism. This paper however elaborates how Chinese nationalism would in turn become a business strategy for overseas Chinese to make profits. It engages in both the sociologist Mark Granovetter's thesis of social embeddedness and historian Prasenjit Duara's "transnationalism of Chinese overseas." The research findings shed light to understand how social cleavage among migrant merchants would transplant in diaspora communities, while homeland nationalism would become embedded in the operation of migration networks.
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This page is a summary of: Rescuing Businesses through Transnationalism: Embedded Chinese Enterprise and Nationalist Activities in Singapore in the 1930s Great Depression, Enterprise & Society, March 2006, Cambridge University Press,
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