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New Questions, New Directions in Malaysian Chinese Studies
论文集:第一届马来西亚清华人研究双年会 (Collected Essays: Malaysian Chinese First Biennial Research Conference) (2013)
  • Sharon A. Carstens
Abstract

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?

Keywords
  • Chinese -- Malaysia -- Ethnic identity,
  • Pinang -- Social life and customs
Disciplines
Publication Date
2013
Publisher
Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies
Citation Information
Sharon A. Carstens. "New Questions, New Directions in Malaysian Chinese Studies" Kuala Lumpur论文集:第一届马来西亚清华人研究双年会 (Collected Essays: Malaysian Chinese First Biennial Research Conference) (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sharon_carstens/33/