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Strangers at home : history and subjectivity among the Chinese communities of West Kalimantan, Indonesia / by Hui Yew-Foong.

Author/Creator:
Hui, Yew-Foong.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series:
Chinese overseas ; v. 5.
Chinese overseas ; v. 5
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 342 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Chinese -- Indonesia -- Kalimantan Barat.
Ethnicity -- Indonesia -- Kalimantan Barat.
Ethnology -- Indonesia -- Kalimantan Barat.
Kalimantan Barat (Indonesia) -- History.
Summary:
"This is an ethno-historical study of Chinese from West Kalimantan, Indonesia that, unlike other Chinese diasporic studies, takes its departure from the "away" position. The study aims to interrogate how, where, and in what terms "home" is defined for the stranger. Through examining historical events such as the Japanese Occupation, the repatriation of overseas Chinese to China, and ethnic and state violence in West Kalimantan, this study highlights the plight of the Chinese as political orphans in search of a home that eludes them, whether in Indonesia or China. Through a rich array of different kinds of data, including oral histories and memoirs of the communist underground, this book offers novel perspectives on the role of history in subject formation."--Publisher's description.
Contents:
The Chinese diasporic subject as stranger
The Japanese occupation and the Chinese anti-Japanese movement
Post-war, pre-New Order
Recovering a place in history : narratives of violence
The vicissitudes of the communist underground
Negotiating estrangement : between cosmology and the social
The phenomenology of spirits, or, The presencing of the other
West Kalimantan as home
On the politics and poetics of home.
Notes:
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Cornell University, Aug., 2007.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Contributor:
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
ISBN:
9004173404
9789004173408 (hardback : alk. paper)
OCLC:
726621714
Publisher Number:
99945186472
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