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Chinese diaspora as virtual-nation : interactive roles between economic and social capital.

Cheung, G. C. K. (2004) 'Chinese diaspora as virtual-nation : interactive roles between economic and social capital.', Political studies., 52 (4). pp. 664-684.


This paper attempts to analyse how and in what ways the Chinese diaspora interacts with globalisation in Southeast Asia through their economic and social capital. It explores the theories of globalisation and contrasts them with the thematic changes of Southeast Asia studies, and it conceptualises the economic power, the geographical dispersal nature and the social networking of Chinese diaspora in order to understand how a virtual nation is being constructed. It then examines empirical studies of that economic power using the specific case of Indonesia; comparative studies of Chinese companies in Southeast Asian countries; and foreign direct investment in China from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Finally, it surveys the building of the virtual community through ethnicity, languages, associations and Confucianism, from which social capital has been generated among the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Globalisation, Southeast Asia, Virtual nation, Economic power, Indonesia, Social capital, Confucianism.
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Date of first online publication:December 2004
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