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The Sociology of Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia

Challenges and Prospects

  • Yos Santasombat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Yos Santasombat
    Pages 1-26
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 331-333

About this book


Set within the context of ASEAN integration, this book considers how Capitalism from China interacts with the ASEAN Economic Community, considering the issue from a variety of sociological, cultural and economic perspectives. It examines some of the creative strategies – de-sinicization, re-sinicization and re-balancing – employed by local Chinese communities and ASEAN countries to cope with the pressures of Chinese capitalism. The book addresses the phenomenon of Chinese ethnic economic migration, particularly the social capital of being Chinese in South East Asia, as well as community building, the interplay between domestic politics and globalization, and the rise of Chinese tourism related entrepreneurship.


Chinese Capitalism from China De-sinicization and Re-sinicization Chinese Diaspora in South East Asian Culture Chinese Ethnic Economic Migration Domestic Politics and Globalization in South East Asia Chinese Tourism-related Entrepreneurship

Editors and affiliations

  • Yos Santasombat
    • 1
  1. 1.Chiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand

About the editors

Dr Yos Santasombat is Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He is the author of numerous books, including Impact of China’s Rise on the Mekong Region (Palgrave, 2015).

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