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Ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia, like Jews in Central Europe until the Holocaust, have been remarkably successful as an entrepreneurial and professional minority. Whole regimes have sometimes relied on the financial underpinnings of Chinese business to maintain themselves in power, and recently Chinese businesses have led the drive to economic modernization in Southeast Asia. But at the same time, they remain, as the Jews were, the quintessential “outsiders.” In some Southeast Asian countries they are targets of majority nationalist prejudices and suffer from discrimination, even when they are formally integrated into the nation.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Part One: Similarities and Disparities: An Introduction to the Comparison of Entrepreneurial Minorities
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Conflicting Identities and the Dangers of Communalism
  2. pp. 3-32
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  1. 2. Entrepreneurial Minorities, Nationalism, and the State
  2. pp. 33-72
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  1. Part Two: Identity, Choice, and the Reaction to Prejudice among Chinese and Jews
  2. pp. 73-74
  1. 3. Imagined Uncommunity: the "Lookjin" Middle Class and Thai Official Nationalism
  2. pp. 75-98
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  1. 4. "Pride and Prejudice" or "Sense and Sensibility"? How Reasonable Was Anti-Semitism in Vienna, 1880 - 1939?
  2. pp. 99-124
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  1. 5. Jewish Entrepreneurship and Identity under Capitalism and Socialism in Central Europe: The Unresolved Dilemmas of Hungarian Jewry
  2. pp. 125-152
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  1. 6. Anti-Sinicism and Chinese Identity Options in the Philippines
  2. pp. 153-184
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  1. Part Three: The Modernization of Ethnic Perceptions and Conflicts
  2. pp. 185-186
  1. 7. Anti-Sinicism in Java's New Order
  2. pp. 187-207
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  1. 8. Middleman Minorities and Blood: Is There a Natural Economy of the Ritual Murder Accusation in Europe?
  2. pp. 208-234
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  1. Part Four: Chinese Businesses in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Are There Parallels?
  2. pp. 235-236
  1. 9. A Specific Idiom of Chinese Captialism in Southeast Asia: Sino-Malaysian Captial Accumulation in the Face of State Hostility
  2. pp. 237-257
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  1. 10. Ethniticity and Capitalist Development: The Changing Role of the Chinese in Thailand
  2. pp. 258-284
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  1. 11. Strengths and Weaknesses of Minority Status for Southeast Asian Chinese at a Time of Economic Growth and Liberalization
  2. pp. 285-317
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 318-320
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295800264
Related ISBN
9780295976136
MARC Record
OCLC
715155087
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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