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  Overseas Chinese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Overseas Chinese (華僑 in pinyin: huáqiáo, or 華胞 huábāo, or 僑胞 qiáobāo, or 華裔 huáyì) are either ethnic Chinese or people of the Chinese nation (zhonghua minzu) who live outside of China.
The overseas populations in those areas arrived between the 16th and the 19th centuries from mostly the maritime provinces of Guangdong and Fujian, followed by Hainan.
Overseas Chinese vary widely as to their degree of assimilation, their interactions with the surrounding communities (see Chinatown), and their relationship with China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Overseas_Chinese   (1732 words)

  
 Burmese Chinese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the Chinese officially make up three percent of the population (1,078,000), this is an underestimate because of intermarriage between them and the ethnic Bamar, and because of widespread discrimination against minorities (which compels many to refer to themselves as Bamar).
The Cantonese are commonly thought of as the poorest of the Chinese, the Hakka are stereotypically wealthier, occupying high positions in the economy, and having connections to the government, and the Hokkien are considered to be womanizers, who practise polygamy (although polygamy is rare in modern times).
The tayoke kabya are of Bamar and Chinese heritage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burmese_Chinese   (1471 words)

  
 Asia Times
As it is, overseas Chinese are frequently the target of envy and scorn.
Overseas Chinese are thus made the scapegoat for the corruption and ineptitude of the state.
To expect overseas Chinese, both in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, to foster the growth of mainland China is to assume that both have common cause by virtue of their ethnic similarity - and that their corporate interests will convert into shared political goals.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/DL10Ad04.html   (1932 words)

  
 Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series/ China / Glossary
A Chinese idiom referring to the system of guaranteed lifetime employment in state enterprises, in which the tenure and level of wages are not related to job performance.
Overseas Chinese minorities are concentrated principally in Southeast Asia but are also found in other parts of Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Overseas Chinese have long been important to the government in power in China as a source of business contacts and of financial and moral support from abroad.
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/china/cn_glos.html   (2744 words)

  
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Historically, the overseas Chinese experience has been described as one of a ‘sojourner.@  For the Chinese sojourner, the basic motivation for leaving home was to seek opportunities to increase one's status at home.
For overseas Chinese, China is an ‘existential home.@  It serves as the center of their personal and social value systems, which are based on the extended family.
The percent of foreign visitors that ethnic overseas Chinese comprise is the mean of an estimate high and an estimated low for each year using the method described in the text for 1991.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~alew/personal/other/o-c-tourism.html   (6503 words)

  
 phorum - Overseas Chinese Forum at Asiawind - Chinese culture, Chinese value
Chinese born in foreign countries may or may not be able to receive the kind of education as a Chinese in China does.
Chinese culture will stay for some times, soon or later one will be absorbed into the host culture,this is the natural development of life.
Be that of Chinese from overseas, or Chinese born in the overseas regions.
www.asiawind.com /forums/read.php?f=4&i=128&t=126&v=f   (4552 words)

  
 The Epoch Times | Job Market is Not Good for Overseas-Educated Chinese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Yet after the mid-nineties the Chinese government, aided by a quickly developing economy, has tried to encourage overseas Chinese to return to their homeland to work and start up enterprises, offering them preferential job placement as well.
Thus more and more overseas Chinese have gone back to China, easily finding positions offering annual salaries of hundreds of thousands or even over one million Yuan (US $120,820.00), yet at the same time earning the jealousy of their local counterparts, who had much more difficulty obtaining such jobs.
An employer could offer a recent Chinese college graduate 3,000 yuan (US $362.46) a month, but even if he or she gave an overseas Chinese applicant of the same qualifications 4,000-5,000 per month the latter might still be unsatisfied.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-6-9/21837.html   (611 words)

  
 Boom in Chinese language overseas / Beijing riding wave to push good feeling
Xu is creating a global network of Chinese cultural centers, called Confucius Institutes, to teach foreigners throughout the world a language with a forbidding reputation for difficulty.
Just as new is the decision of the Chinese government to ride the wave, not just capitalizing on the newfound chic that surrounds the language but determined to perpetuate it as a way of extending Chinese international influence and goodwill toward the country.
Although Chinese language studies may be most advanced in neighboring countries, where the ability to understand Chinese has traditionally been considered a mark of cultivation, they are making huge strides farther afield.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/01/11/MNGKHGLDEB1.DTL&feed=rss.news   (897 words)

  
 The Spoof - Chinese? No way, I'm Overseas Chinese
I was born into an Overseas Chinese family that has not seen China as their home for several decades now.
Overseas Chinese carry a distinct culture from those of their predecessors.
I have to realise that there are some Overseas Chinese who care less about their history of the motherland, and some who weren't taught (or didn't learn) their culturally native tongue.
www.thespoof.com /editorials/index.cfm?eID=633   (401 words)

  
 11.20.2002 - Overseas Chinese — a history revealed
“Chinese Overseas: Challenges and Contributions” showcases little-known manuscripts, diaries, poetry, historic photographs, rare books, Chinese newspaper articles, family genealogies, and records of the Chinese internment close to home (on Angel Island) during a bleak time in U.S. immigration history.
Also included are an account of Chinese entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, a biography of former Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien, a scholarly account of “Ethnic Chinese as Southeast Asians,” and an insightful profile of famed architect I.M. Pei that even some specialists have not read.
Other documents shine a light on how perceptions of the Chinese changed worldwide, as they did in 1979, when relations normalized between China and the United States, and how perceptions changed again 18 years later, in 1997, when Hong Kong was returned to China.
www.berkeley.edu /news/berkeleyan/2002/11/20_chin.html   (833 words)

  
 Taishan Overseas Chinese Hotel
he Taishan Overseas Chinese Hotel is a dazzling pearl at the foot of Mt. Tai.
Well-known both at home and abroad, the Taishan Overseas Chinese Hotel is a member of China's Famous Hotel VIP Club.
There are 15 Chinese and western restaurants of 3 different sizes available for your dining pleasure, with a total capacity of 800.
www.cbw.com /hotel/taishanoverseas   (349 words)

  
 Promoting the Accessibility of Chinese Resources to Overseas Chinese Cummunities
Chinese users of American academic libraries are a very diverse group in terms of where they come from, the visa status they hold in the U.S., and their purpose for using library resources.
So the library did not have a separate fund allocation for Chinese materials until the end of 1999, when an increasing need for Chinese language materials was brought to the attention of the library administration.
Overseas Chinese library users do not have much education on the basic concepts about American academic libraries.
www.white-clouds.com /iclc/cliej/cl14pan.htm   (2668 words)

  
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ISSCO is a society for scholars engaged in the study of Chinese overseas and accept members that support its goals and objectives.
Ling-Chi Wang is the coordinator of the International Conferences on the Chinese Diaspora in different parts of the world and of the ISSCO E-mail Network.
This is a non-profit organization that serves the objective to bridge Chinese individuals to promote the sharing of thoughts and concerns.
www.gseis.ucla.edu /faculty/chu/chinos/diaspora.html   (595 words)

  
 Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His hope was to create a model Chinese nation incorporating the best civilized rules and constitutional governments from the East and West.
Chinese communities around the world are not short of well-resourced people.
There is only so much one can spend in one's life time and we cannot take it away with us when we depart from this world.
www.huaren.org   (1329 words)

  
 As south China prospers, aid from overseas Chinese shifts | csmonitor.com
Chinese who visited after the Cultural Revolution in the mid-1970s were sometimes shocked by the poverty, and gave lavishly.
Chinese who want to ensure that aid reaches the needy - and doesn't line the pockets of unscrupulous officials - often give to Buddhist organizations.
In a 2003 field study, "Chinese from the south kept close relation to their home villages, while northeast Chinese, once in the States, often had no relations and no interest in their hometown," says Guotu.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0427/p07s01-woap.html   (950 words)

  
 Chinese Language Overseas Programs
Prerequisite: Chinese 201 (or equivalent) with a "B" average or better in language study.
Students live with Chinese college students in dormitories on the campus of Beijing Normal College of Foreign Languages or the Harbin Institute of Technology.
Particular attention will be given to the accommodations made to the Han Chinese culture by the other peoples of south China.
www.lclark.edu /dept/chinese/overseas.html   (223 words)

  
 The Epoch Times | Epoch Times Commentaries on CCP Stir Mainland, Overseas Chinese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The commentaries argue that the Chinese people need to understand the true history of the CCP and the reasons for its inevitable demise.
Forums were held with a group from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as at the University of Toronto, and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Chinese lined the halls of the forum in Toronto as the number of attendees more than doubled the 48-seat capacity of the conference room.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-12-9/24829.html   (537 words)

  
 CHANGCHUN OVERSEAS CHINESE HOTEL
Situated by the scenic South Lake in Changchun, Changchun Overseas Chinese Hotel is a 3-star joint-venture providing comprehensive food and entertainment service.
The qualified chefs invited from Guangdong are good at cooking various dishes in both Chinese and western styles.
Changchun Overseas Chinese Hotel is managed by professionals from Guangdong through modernized computer system, seeking to provide most perfect and warmest service that a Hong Kong reporter praised it as "warm and cordial everywhere in the hotel".
www.cbw.com /hotel/overseas-changchun   (297 words)

  
 Chinese cultures abroad (China WWW VL)
Diversity in Diaspora: The Chinese Overseas" is the theme of an ISSCO conference at the University of Pretoria during 4-6 December 2006.
This allowed the Chinese businessmen to acquire economic and business knowledge and at the same time gave support to the development of unity and cooperation between overseas Chinese organizations and the community." This publication was shut down by the Japanese during World War II.
"Chinese in Hawai‘i were not targeted and harassed to the same extent as their peers in the continental U.S. and, as a result, had greater freedom to maintain their cultural identity and expression.
www2.hawaii.edu /~pollard/examples.html   (12147 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas: Books: Lynn Pan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A third-generation huaqiao, overseas Chinese, in Los Angeles is a very different person from one in, say, Manila, yet they share a heritage that may have molded their diverse experiences in similar ways.
The definitional boundaries utilized by dominant interests within ethnic Chinese communities are often unproblematized so that (for example) the Chinese men who married Maori women in New Zealand and the descendants of those marriages disappear from the "Chinese" community as do many of those who married white people.
This is one reason perhaps why the editors shied away from using the word "Diaspora" with its intimations of permanent rupture, preferring instead a title which asserts the centrality of "China" as a location and as an idea despite the increasingly disputed and diverse nature of the communities it claims to represent.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0674252101?v=glance   (1689 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Your Chinese Roots: The Overseas Chinese Story: Books: Thomas Tsu-Wee Tan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As far as his last Part 4 on tracing your Chinese roots, a large (65 pgs, about 1/5th of the book) chapter 12 is devoted to listing almost 50 most popular surnames (with alternative spellings) and a short page describing where the name originated in early Chinese history together with many Chinese characters.
In Chap 11, he has a 2-pg description of the Chinese dialects and where they are located geographically in the two provinces and a useful table on p177 which lists destination countries, which province / district of origin, and dialect.
He compares the Chinese diaspora to the States very briefly on p47 with the earlier Irish emigration in the mid 1800s during the Potato famine which drove them to re-settle in Boston and NYC.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0893462853?v=glance   (1417 words)

  
 "Designing for Overseas Chinese Readers: Some Guidelines" by Li Cao--1 of 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the same time, Chinese companies are rushing to get web sites built in order to promote their products and services.
Although some minority languages are used in websites in some autonomous regions, where there are larger minority populations, the Chinese language written in its simplified stroke system (or Simplified Chinese) is the official language for government websites.
Things may be a little different for business websites, where English and Traditional Chinese may be used to cater for possible English audiences and Chinese-language speakers in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other parts of the world.
eserver.org /courses/s01/tc510/adaptivity/cao/cao1.html   (355 words)

  
 New book on Overseas Chinese Business
The Overseas Chinese, due to their origins and history developed a unique form of management - now they maintain it as their competitive advantage.
This book is very timely as it examines in a serious but readable manner both the strengths and weaknesses of the Overseas Chinese business community, and provides a framework for understanding how this vibrant community will resurrect itself from the current crisis.
The Overseas Chinese are among the most important groups of entrepreneurs in human history.
www.apmforum.com /news/apmn194.htm   (808 words)

  
 "Designing for Overseas Chinese Readers: Some Guidelines" by Li Cao--4 of 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If the user is using a browser running in a non-Chinese OS environment, page titles in Chinese will be either displayed incorrectly (as in Internet Explorer), or replaced with question marks (as in Netscape Navigator).
This means that web pages written specially for overseas Chinese should have page titles written both in Chinese and English.
One solution is to separate the Chinese part from the English description with a dash, as chinese.yahoo.com and several other portal sites do.
eserver.org /courses/s01/tc510/adaptivity/cao/cao4.html   (100 words)

  
 ChinaSite.com: Overseas Chinese -- The Complete Reference to Overseas Chinese Web Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
founded in Beijing in October 1956, is a national organization of returned overseas Chinese and their family members.
Froc serves as a link between the Chinese Communist Party, the Government and the broad mass of returned overseas Chinese, their family members and Chinese compatriots residing abroad.
share the richness and vitality of the Chinese American experience and bring to life the challenges and achievements of these people who have contributed to the dynamic and diverse community of Southern California.
www.chinasite.com /Lifestyle/OverseasChinese.html   (627 words)

  
 Links to websites on ethnic Chinese Overseas
Hauren - We are a group of individuals who are scattered throughout the world with one goal in common: a passion to promote kinship and understanding among all Overseas Chinese.
International Scociety for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) - an association of mostly academics, but open to anyone - their listserv is is pretty good on current issues in the news regarding overseas Chinese
Overseas Chinese Economic Achievements Exhibition - held in Beijing in 1997 - focusses mainly on art
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~alew/personal/other/overseaschinese.html   (455 words)

  
 Overseas Chinese: An Annotated List of Internet Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Christianity and the Chinese in 19th and Early 20th Century Australia
Tseen Khoo's analysis of "Chinese-Australian heritage exhibits and the ways in which competing priorities in representation are negotiated by the groups involved" (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
(in English and Chinese) Database of documentation on the overseas Chinese, jointly developed by the libraries of the University of Hong Kong and Jinan University
newton.uor.edu /Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/china-huaqiao.html   (392 words)

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