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Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Josephine Khu


This is an anthology of autobiographical essays of the Chinese diaspora. Written by ethnic Chinese who were born or raised outside of China, these pieces, full of the details of everyday life, describe the experience of growing up as a visible minority and the subsequent journey each author made to China. The authors—whose diverse backgrounds in countries such as New Zealand, Denmark, Sri Lanka, England, Indonesia, and the United States mirror the complex global scope of the Chinese diaspora—describe in particular how their journey to the country of their ancestors transformed their sense of w ... More

Keywords: Chinese diaspora, New Zealand, Denmark, Sri Lanka, England, Indonesia, United States, ethnic identity, transnational era

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520223400
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223400.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josephine Khu, author