Guest People

Hakka Identity in China and Abroad

Edited by Nicole Constable

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  • Published: 1996. Paperback 2005
  • Subject Listing: Asian Studies / China; Anthropology
  • Bibliographic information: 294 pp.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Series: Studies on Ethnic Groups in China
  • Contents

The essays in this volume analyze and compare what it means to be Hakka in a variety of sociocultural, political, geographical, and historical contexts including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Calcutta, Taiwan, and contemporary China.
Nicole Constable is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Other contributors are Sharon A. Carstens, Myron L. Cohen, Mary S. Erbaugh, Elizabeth Lominska Johnson, Howard J. Martin; and Ellen Oxfeld.

"As a whole, the volume provides an intelligent, clearly-written, and consistently impressive account of the fascinating case of Hakka ethnicity and identity both inside and outside of China."
-Charles Stafford, Anthropos

"The book is a path-breaker in the newly emergent field of Hakkaology and hence is a must for China scholars and for those in the field of ethnic and diaspora studies."
-Yuen-fong Woon, The China Journal

"Guest People is a thoughtful work of significant intellectual and analytical merit. In a world of rising ethnicities and ethnic conflicts, this timely study should be read by many."
-Jessie G. Lutz, The Journal of Asian Studies