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Author Benton, Gregor, author
Title Dear China : emigrant letters and remittances, 1820-1980 / Gregor Benton and Hong Liu
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HG3978 B478 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001312941
 Modern History Library  332.04246 B478    AVAILABLE    30550100659018
Descript xiv, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-270) and index
The genealogy of qiaopi studies -- The structure of the qiaopi trade and transnational networks -- The qiaopi trade as a distinctive form of Chinese capitalism -- Qiaopi geography -- Qiaopi and modern Chinese economy and politics -- Qiaopi, qiaoxiang, and charity -- Qiaopi and European migrants' letters compared -- Conclusions -- Appendix : selection of qiaopi and huipi letters
"Qiaopi is one of several names given to the 'silver letters' Chinese emigrants sent home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These letters-cum-remittances document the changing history of the diaspora in different parts of the world and different periods, and its ties to China. The qiaopi trade played a big part in making China transnational. This book, the first in English on qiaopi and on the origins, structure, and operations of the qiaopi trade, makes an important contribution to our understanding of modern Chinese history and to the comparative study of global migration"--Provided by publisher
Subject Emigrant remittances -- China -- 19th century
Emigrant remittances -- China -- 20th century
Chinese -- Foreign countries -- Correspondence
Chinese -- Foreign countries -- History
China -- Economic conditions
Alt Author Liu, Hong, 1962- author
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