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  • Chinese Migrants and Internationalismby Gregor Benton

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The transnational and diasporic dimensions of early Chinese migrant politics opened in the late nineteenth century when Chinese radical groups bent on overthrowing the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) vied with one another to win Chinese overseas to their modernizing projects, and immigrants who had suffered discrimination welcomed their proposals. The radicals?... more...

  • Diasporic Chinese Venturesby GREGOR BENTON; Hong Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    This collection of essays by and about Wang Gungwu brings together some of Wang's most recent and representative writing about the ethnic Chinese outside China giving the reader a deeper understanding of his views on migration, identity, nationalism and culture, all key issues in modern Asia's transformation. The book collects interviews, speeches... more...

  • Wild Lily, Prairie Fireby Gregor Benton; Alan Hunter

    Princeton University Press 1995; US$ 52.00

    Gregor Benton and Alan Hunter provide here a source book of documents of democratic dissent under Chinese Communism, most of them previously untranslated and difficult to find in the West. Ranging from eye-witness accounts of a massacre to theoretical critiques of Chinese Marxist thought, these essays are among the most powerful and important works... more...

  • Scattered Sandby Hsiao-Hung Pai; Gregor Benton

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Each year, 200 million workers from China?s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China?s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce??scattered sand,? in Chinese parlance?and the most marginalized and impoverished group... more...

  • Fby Mei Zhi; Gregor Benton

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    Hu Feng, the ?counterrevolutionary? leader of a banned literary school, spent twenty-five years in the Chinese Communist Party?s prison system. But back in the Party?s early days, he was one of its best known literary theoreticians and critics?at least until factional infighting, and his short fuse, made him persona non grata among the establishment.... more...

  • Was Mao Really a Monster?by Gregor Benton; Lin Chun

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster ? equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin ? and a fool who won power by native cunning and ruled by terror. It received a rapturous welcome from reviewers in the popular press and rocketed to the top of the worldwide... more...

  • The Chinese in Britain, 1800 - Presentby Gregor Benton; Professor Edmund Terence Gomez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 33.00

    This study points up the complex interplay of ethnic and national identities in the lives of Chinese in Britain, arguing that transnational studies reinforce essentialist conceptions of identity and cultural authenticity in diasporic communities, and thus frustrate the promotion of ethnic co-existence and social cohesion in multi-ethnic societies. more...

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