Malaysian Chinese Studies has drawn its inspiration from diverse theoretical perspectives, while also responding to shifting socio-cultural and economic conditions for Chinese in Malaysia. Dr. Carstens begins with some observations of cultural continuities and change in Malaysia, linking this to theoretical trends and her ethnographic and historical work with Malaysian Chinese communities since the late 1970s. Following an overview of some key transformations in topical and theoretical approaches to Malaysian Chinese studies over the past forty years, Dr. Carstens will pose some questions and issues as possible suggestions for future research from different perspectives
What can we learn by viewing Malaysian Chinese through a more global lens? How do shifting features of space and place affect Malaysian Chinese communities and social relationships? How do education and the arts contribute to the reproduction and transformation of Malaysian Chinese cultures?
- Chinese -- Malaysia -- Ethnic identity,
- Pinang -- Social life and customs
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sharon_carstens/33/