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Dear China : Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980 - by Gregor Benton & Hong Liu (Paperback)

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Qiaopi is one of several names given to the “silver letters” Chinese emigrants sent home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These letters-cum-remittances document the changing history of the Chinese diaspora in different parts of the world and in different times.

Dear China is the first book-length study in English of qiaopi and of the origins, structure, and operations of the qiaopi trade. The authors explore the characteristics and transformations of qiaopi, showing how such institutionalized and cross-national mechanisms helped sustain families separated by distance and state frontiers and contributed to the sending regions’ socioeconomic development. Dear China contributes substantially to our understanding of modern Chinese history and to the comparative study of global migration.
Number of Pages: 286
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Gregor Benton & Hong Liu
Language: English
Street Date: July 24, 2018
TCIN: 53826410
UPC: 9780520298439
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-8868
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