Chinese in Dubai : money, pride, and soul-searching / by Yuting Wang.

Author
Wang, Yuting (Professor) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
Description
xi, 263 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.

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"Chinese in Dubai offers the first book-length study of the experiences of overseas Chinese living in the most prominent global city in the Arabian Gulf and the broader Middle East region. Evolving around three themes-money, pride, and spirituality, this book delineates the changing shape of Chinese spaces in metropolitan Dubai, explicates how a frontier mentality affects intergroup relations, identity construction, and religious experiences in the Chinese diaspora. It documents how the Chinese make sense of their struggles, sufferings, prosperity, and success in relation to Dubai's fast changing social environment. This book is a timely endeavour to gauge the implications of a rising China and the shifting patterns of the international economic and political order for the global Chinese diaspora"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: Entering the frontier of overseas Chinese studies
  • Destination Dubai : from a fishing village to a global city
  • The making of Chinese spaces in Dubai : Nasser Square, Dragon Mart, and beyond
  • Being Chinese in Dubai : pride, prejudice, and the frontier mentality
  • Soul-searching : diverse religious experiences among overseas Chinese in Dubai
  • Chinese Muslims in Dubai : from middlemen minority to cultural ambassador
  • China's "soft power" and the future of the Chinese community in Dubai
  • Conclusion: The Chinese in Dubai : toward a new direction in overseas Chinese studies.
ISBN
  • 9789004437715
  • 9004437711 (hardcover)
LCCN
2020028845
OCLC
1164824517
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