Unfolding History Evolving Identity: the Chinese in New Zealand Out of Print

Author(s): Ip, Manying (ed)

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Chinese history in NZ dates back to the 1850s, yet in many people’s minds, Chinese Kiwis remain outsiders. This timely book offers rich insights into NZ’s diverse Chinese communities and the complex responses to them. Contributors offer historical, legal, archaeological and other perspectives. Paperback


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Editor Dr Manying Ip is widely accepted as a comprehensive researcher in this field and enjoys the endorsement of the contributors who are recognised scholars in their respective research areas. Hong Kong educated Dr Manying Ip ONZM, BA (Hong Kong), MA, PhD, is Associate Professor of Chinese in the Asian Studies Department of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She was born in 1945, in Guizhou, Mainland China, where her parents had taken refuge after the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong. Her family returned to Hong Kong, where she received a classical Chinese education at home, and an English education at school. She subsequently graduated with a BA (Hons) in history from the University of Hong Kong. In 1974 she immigrated to New Zealand, where she completed postgraduate studies, gaining an MA in Chinese literature and a PhD in History from the University of Auckland. Dr Ip is a highly respected public advocate for the Chinese communities and she was awarded the Suffrage Centennial Medal in 1993 and the ONZM (Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit) in 1996. She has written several books that have won wide critical acclaim and sold well.

Acknowledgements vii Romanisation ix Preface Manying Ip xi PART I: First Encounters, 1860s-1920s 1 The Sojourner Experience: The Cantonese Goldseekers in New Zealand, 1865-1901 James Ng 5 2 Traces of the Past: Archaeological Insights into the New Zealand Chinese Experience in Southern New Zealand Neville A. Ritchie 31 3 Joe Lum v.The Attorney General: The Politics of Exclusion Nigel Murphy 48 PART II: Home is Where the Heart Is, 1920s-1980s 4 Remembering Chinatown: Haining Street of Wellington Lynette Shum 73 5 Eating Porkbones and Puha with Chopsticks: Maori-Chinese Constructions Jenny Bol Jun Lee 94 6 A Place to Stand: The Chun Family Experience Kirsten Wong 113 PART III: New Faces, 1987-2003 7 Untapped Talents: The Employment and Settlement Experiences of Skilled Chinese in New Zealand Anne Henderson 141 8 Reluctant Exiles or Roaming Transnationals? The Hong Kong Chinese in New Zealand Elsie Ho 165 9 Seeking the Last Utopia: The Taiwanese in New Zealand Manying Ip 185 PART IV: Standing Up 10 Coping with Insecurity: Everyday Experiences of Chinese New Zealanders Beven Yee 215 11 Education, Politics and Chinese New Zealander Identities: The Case of the 1995 Epsom Normal Primary School's 'Residency Clause and English Test' David Pang 236 12 Is Saying Sorry Enough? Gilbert Wong 258 Appendix: Present archival and library resources on the study of the Chinese in New Zealand, including recent Asian immigrants Nigel Murphy 280 Contributors 298 Index 300

General Fields

  • : 9781869402891
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : December 2003
  • : 225mm X 158mm X 20mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : January 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 993.004951
  • : 320
  • : illustrations
  • : Ip, Manying (ed)