Abstract

While popular demonstrations of Jamaican antipathy towards the Chinese in the early 20th century are fairly well-known, the statutory hostility directed towards the Chinese in this period has received little attention. An exploration of Jamaican legislation aimed at restricting Chinese migration into the island and the context in which such legislation emerged plays an important role in recognizing the inherently transnational and antiphonal ‘construction of Chineseness in Jamaica.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1096-8598
Print ISSN
1097-2129
Pages
pp. 141-164
Launched on MUSE
2015-06-17
Open Access
No
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