Lecturer: Michael H. Lee
Lecture Time:

2:30-4:15 pm, Thursdays

Lecture Venue: LHC 103
Tutorial Time: 4:30-6:15 pm, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 7 Mar (Thursday)
Tutorial Venue: To be Arranged

This course introduces and examines the historical development of over Chinese communities in different parts of the world, including Northeast and Southeast Asia, South Africa, North and South Americas, Europe, and Oceania since the early modern period, i.e. the nineteenth century. It looks into the political, economic, social and cultural factors that shaping the evolution of Chinese diaspora in these continents, and also synthesizes major characteristics of these overseas Chinese communities so as to enable students to go for comparative historical research.

Learning Outcome

  1. The students can trace and analyze the historical development of Chinese diaspora.
  2. The students will be able to identify major characteristics of the historical
    development of Chinese diaspora.
  3. The students should be able to conduct more in-depth research on Chinese diaspora
    and also compare different overseas Chinese communities around the world.

Class schedule:

Lecture Date Theme
1 10/01/2019 Research on Chinese Diaspora: An Overview
2 17/01/2019 The Making of Chinese Diaspora
3 24/01/2019 Policies towards Overseas Chinese
4 31/01/2019 Maritime Southeast Asia: Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia
5 14/02/2019 Mainland Southeast Asia: Thailand and Vietnam
6 21/02/2019 Northeast Asia: Japan and Korea
7 28/02/2019 Oceania: Australia and New Zealand
8 07/03/2019 Americas: US, Canada and Cuba
9 14/03/2019 Europe: Britain and Germany
10 21/03/2019 Overseas Chinese and Local Politics
11 28/03/2019 Diasporic Chinese Entrepreneurship
12 11/04/2019 Chinese Education and Socio-cultural Heritage
13 18/04/2019 Chinese Diaspora: Past, Present and Future

*This schedule is adopted from the course offered in 2015-16 and for preliminary reference only. It is subject to change. For the finalized schedule, please refer to the course outline to be available by early January 2019 in the elearn blackboard.

Tutorial Presentation and Discussion (25%)
Review on Tutorial Assigned Readings (25%)
Take-Home Examination (50%)

Please refer to the course outline to be available by early January 2019 in the elearn blackboard.
Last updated on 20 Jul 2018