21F.075 The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567-Present


Class Info

Examines Chinese migration in historical and comparative perspective, beginning in 1567 with the lifting of the imperial ban on private maritime trade. Covers Chinese migration to locations such as Southeast Asia, Hawaii, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, Europe, India and Africa. Also considers Han Chinese internal migration to frontier regions like Taiwan. Topics include the varied roles of Chinese migrants in colonial, settler and frontier societies, the coolie trade, Chinese exclusion movements, transnational networks, marital and chain migration, immigrant community formation, women's roles, second-generation "roots seeking", the new migration, and the reciprocal relationship between contemporary Chinese migration to Africa and African migration to China. Critically examines the degree to which this transnational migration has produced a "Global Chinese" identity. Taught in English.

This class has no prerequisites.

21F.075 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by E. Teng.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-162.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information at the Home - 21F.075/21H.253: The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567-2007 - Research Guides at MIT Libraries site or on the 21F.075 Stellar site.

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