How to Build an Invisible Empire: The Vast Overseas Chinese Network that Knows No Borders

In their own unique way, Chinese ethnic diasporas function as their own authentic forms of globalization. The ebbs and flows of Chinese migration over the centuries have culminated in the creation of a vast, global network of overseas Chinese. Entangled within this global network of overseas Chinese are the Hakka people. Hakka minority groups can be found globally and have recently experienced a resurgence in certain areas of South East Asia, particularly in Thailand. It has been largely problematic that the legitimacy of ethnic variation and diversity that exists within the Sino-Thai diaspora has been unrecognized by mainstream Thai society.

By: Eiza Marot

Published on March 29, 2020


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