Media and the Chinese Diaspora: Community, Communications and Commerce

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Wanning Sun
Routledge, Mar 4, 2009 - Social Science - 240 pages
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The importance of the Chinese diaspora is widely recognized. Wanning Sun examines the key role of the media in the Chinese diaspora. She focuses especially on the media's role in communication, in fostering a sense of community, in defining different kinds of 'transnational Chineseness' - overseas Chinese communities are often very different from one country to another - and in showing how media communication is linked to commerce, which is often a key activity of the overseas Chinese.

Revealing a great deal about the vibrancy and dynamism of the Chinese-language media, the book considers the Chinese diaspora in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia, showing how it plays a crucial role in the changing nature of the Chinese diaspora.

 

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Contents

Transnationalism and a global diasporic Chinese mediasphere
1
The Chinese Pacific Weekly and the transformation of Chinese American community after the Second World War
26
2 Chineselanguage media and immigrant life in the United States and Canada
42
Newspapers and Pop Culture China
75
The reemergence of the Chinese press in postSuharto Indonesia
91
5 Chinese Indonesians in national cinema
119
The case of Malaysia
137
A case study of 3CW Melbourne Chinese Radio
150
Transnational outpost or unchecked floodtide?
178
Bibliography
200
Index
216
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Sun is lecturer in media studies at Curtin University of Technology, Perth.

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