Ungrounded Empires

The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Transnationalism

by Aihwa Ong, Donald Nonini

In the last two decades, Chinese transnationalism has become a distinctive domain within the new "flexible" capitalism emerging in the Asia-Pacific region. Ungrounded Empires maps this domain as the intersection of cultural politics and global capitalism, drawing on recent ethnographic research to critique the impact of late capitalism's institutions--flexibility, travel, subcontracting, multiculturalism, and mass media--upon transnational Chinese subjectives. Interweaving anthropology and cultural studies with interpretive political economy, these essays offer a wide range of perspectives on "overseas Chinese" and their unique location in the global arena.
  • Taylor and Francis; April 1997
  • ISBN: 9781135964207
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Ungrounded Empires
  • Author: Aihwa Ong (ed.); Donald Nonini (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge

About The Author

Aihwa Ong is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Donald Nonini is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.