3. Intercultural Relations, Cultural Transformation, and Identity - The Ethnic Chinese - Selected papers presented at the 1998 ISSCO conference, edited by Teresita Ang See. Manila: Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran, Inc. 2000, pp. 627

This volume contains 29 of the English papers selected from those delivered at the third International conference on International Conference on Ethnic Chinese with the theme ¡§International Relations and Cultural Transformation of Ethnic Chinese Communities¡¨ held at the Century Park Hotel in Manila from November 26 to 28, 1998. The conference brought together 171 scholars and academics from 20 countries spread all over the globe: Africa, Asia, North and South America, Australia and Europe. The conference, organized by Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, Inc., jointly with the Ateneo de Manila¡¦s Chinese Studies Program.

The conference papers tackled questions such as: How has the ethnic Chinese communities been culturally transformed through the years? How has the cultural transformation impacted ethnic relations and the promotion of national integration? How much of the recent racial conflicts can be attributed to cultural differences? In short, the basic issue of culture and its multi-faceted implications on the life of nations with an ethnic Chinese minority was thoroughly discussed and dissected.


Introduction and Acknowledgement

1. Ethnic Chinese: the past in their future ¡V keynote address, Wang Gungwu

Africa, Europe and America

2. Closeted Culture: the South African Chinese ¡V Karren Harris
3. Chinese Sojourners in the Czech Republic in the 1990s: Strategies, Identities, and Cultural Interaction ¡V Marketa Mezlikova
4. The ¡§Chinese Family¡¨ and economic achievement: the case of Chinese migrants in Denmark ¡V Mette Thuno
5. Acculturation of the Ethnic Chinese community in Central America ¡V Yuan Tsing
6. Family and marriage of late 19th and early 20th century Chinese immigrant women ¡V Huping Ling
7. Transmitting the Chinese heritage: Chinese schools in the United States mainland and Hawaii ¡V Him Mark Lai
8. The characteristics of Chinese laundries in the Eastern United States, 1882-1943 ¡V Joan S.H. Wang

Asia and the Pacific

9. Government policies towards the ethnic Chinese in Vietnam: contending explanations to the exodus of the 1970s and to the current reintegration ¡V Ramses Amer
10. As local and global cultural brokers: a Fujianese territorial-based association (Fujian Tongxiang Hui) in Hong Kong ¡V Kuah Kun Eng and Wong Siu-lun
11. The Ethnic Chinese communities in New Zealand, race relations and national identity ¡V Manying Ip
12. Transforming Chinese identities in Australia: between assimilation, multiculturalism, and diaspora ¡V Ien Ang
13. Global champions for Asian nations ¡V Noel Tracy and Constance Lever-Tracy

Southeast Asia

14. Localization, transnational relations, and Chinese religious traditions ¡V Tan Chee-Beng
15. Writing Chinese diaspora in English ¡V Lily Rose Tope
16. Ethnic Chinese and the nation-state in Southeast Asia ¡V Leo Suryadinata
17. Ethnic accommodation and differentiation: identity in Chinese temples in Bali ¡V Gail Fromson-Aasen and Clarence Aasen
18. ¡¥Ghetotoization of citizen-Chinese¡¦?: state management of  ethnic Chinese minority in Indonesia and Malaysia ¡V Eugene Tan
19. The effect of violence on two Sino-Southeast Asian minorities ¡V Anthony Reid
20. Chinese Indonesians in 1998 crisis ¡V Charles A. Coppel
21. A minority group embracing the majority religion: the ethnic Chinese Muslims in Indonesia ¡V Mely G. Tan
22. Chinese overseas acculturation in Malaysia and the effect of government policy and institutions ¡V Amy L. Freedman

The Philippines

23. NGOs in intercultural relations: the Kaisa experience ¡V Fannie Tan Koa
24. Cultural persistence and change: the case of the Tsinoys ¡V Teresita Ang See
25. Toward an interrogation of identity and culture in Philippine Chinese fiction ¡V Caroline S. Hau
26. De/Culturation of cultures: toward a theory for Chinese-Philippine literature ¡V Shirley O. Lua
27. Chinese immigrant society in the latter half of the 18th-century Philippines ¡V Nariko Sugaya
28. Compadors or cabecillas? Colonial Manila as ¡¥Treaty Port¡¦ ¡V Andrew Wilson
29. Preliminary notes on the Chinese-Filipino male homosexual identity ¡V Ronald Baytan