Dr Tony Lee has recently published a review on the Chinese diaspora in South East Asia
News from Mar 30, 2016
The Center for Global Politics is pleased to play host to some of the most creative and knowledgeable students and researchers in international relations. Currently, among these visiting students is, Dr Tony C. Lee, an IR researcher from Taiwan. He recently conducted a review of a Chinese language publication focusing on the Chinese diaspora in South East Asia. The reviewed book was entitled ‘Migration trajectories and diasporic discourses: Multiples contexts of ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia’ (移民轨迹和离散论述―新马华人族群的重层脉络).
Writing for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University, Tony discusses the way in which the book deconstructs the legacy and history of the Chinese diaspora in the region. While finding the book informative and fresh, he did note some level of confusion within its structure, and its use of regional and historical examples. Nonetheless within his review, Dr Lee writes that this is a text which would well compliment classics in the field.