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The State between Migration and Sojourning: the China difference

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Speaker(s): Professor Wang Gungwu
Chair: Professor Arne Westad

Recorded on 28 April 2009 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

At the end of the 19th century, the Qing court described all Chinese living overseas as sojourners. Under the Republic, overseas Chinese were enjoined to be patriotic. After 1949, migration policies changed several times. Why did three different Chinese states pay so much attention to this subject?

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