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The Chinese Face in Australia: Multi-Generational Ethnicity Among Australian-Born Chinese Lucille Lok Ngan

The Chinese Face in Australia: Multi-Generational Ethnicity Among Australian-Born Chinese

Lucille Lok Ngan

Published July 17th 2014
ISBN : 9781489986047
Paperback
220 pages
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The book explains how multi-generational Australian-born Chinese (ABC) negotiate the balance of two cultures. Itexplores both thephilosophical and theoretical levels, focusingon deconstructing and re-evaluating the concept of Chineseness. At a socialMoreThe book explains how multi-generational Australian-born Chinese (ABC) negotiate the balance of two cultures. Itexplores both thephilosophical and theoretical levels, focusingon deconstructing and re-evaluating the concept of Chineseness. At a social and experiential level, it concentrates on how successive generations of early migrants experience, negotiate and express their Chinese identity.The diasporic literature has taken up the idea of hybrid identity construction largely in relation to first- and second-generation migrants and to the sojourner s sense of roots in a diasporic setting somewhat lost in the debate over Chinese diasporas and identities are the experiences of long-term migrant communities. Their experiences are usually discussed in terms of the melting-pot concepts of assimilation and integration that assume ethnic identification decreases and eventually disappears over successive generations. Based on ethnography, fieldwork and participant observation on multi-generational Australian-born Chinese whose families have resided in Australia from three to six generations, this study reveals a contrasting picture of ethnic identification.