The Chinese in Britain, 1800- Present

Economy, Transnationalism, Identity
Author(s): 
Benton, Gregor
ISBN: 
9780230522299
Date published: 
November 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

This study points up the complex interplay of ethnic and national identities in the lives of Chinese in Britain, arguing that transnational studies reinforce essentialist conceptions of identity and cultural authenticity in diasporic communities, and thus frustrate the promotion of ethnic co-existence and social cohesion in multi-ethnic societies.