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Author Bright, Rachel, 1979-
Title Chinese labour in South Africa, 1902-10 : race, violence, and global spectacle / Rachel K. Bright
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  DT1768.C55 B75 2013    AVAILABLE    30520020784469
 Modern History Library  305.8951068 B855    AVAILABLE    30550100637808
Descript x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Series Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies
Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
Note "At the beginning of the twentieth century, 'white' colonies around the world had restricted Asian migration, associated with immorality, disease, and a threat to 'white' labour. The 'Yellow Peril' was in full swing. And yet, in 1904, the British government imported over 64,000 Chinese indentured labourers to work on gold mines in Southern Africa. This book explores the decision to import Chinese labour so soon after the empire had fought to secure Southern Africa for the British Empire and despite the already tense racial situation in the region. This enables a clearer understanding of racial and political developments in Southern Africa during the reconstruction period and the formation of South Africa the nation. It places these localised issues within a wider historiography, such as research into colonial violence, moral panics and Black Perils, networks of labourism and whiteness, and economic imperialism. Through this book one can trace the complicated negotiations between national and imperial identities, between independence and patriotism, and giving a clearer sense of how trans-colonial relationships evolved"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-261) and index
1. Chinese Migration and "White" Networks, c.1850-1902 -- 2. The Transvaal Labour 'Problem" and the Chinese Solution -- 3. Greater Britain in South Africa : Colonial Nationalisms and Imperial Networks -- 4. A Question of Honour : slavery, sovereignty and the legal framework -- 5. Sex, Violence and the Chinese : The 1905-6 Moral Panic -- 6. Adapting the Stereotype : Race and Administrative Control -- 7. Political Repercussions -- Conclusion: Racializing Empire -- Appendix A: List of Key Figures
Subject Chinese -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century
Contract labor -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century
Immigrants -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century
Violence -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century
South Africa -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
South Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1836-1909
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Imperialism -- History -- 20th century
Imperialism -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century
Alt Title Chinese labor in South Africa, 1902-10
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