Chinese Labour in South Africa, 1902–10

Race, Violence, and Global Spectacle

  • Authors
  • Rachel K. Bright

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rachel K. Bright
    Pages 1-7
  3. Rachel K. Bright
    Pages 185-190
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 191-266

About this book


This book explores the decision of the British Empire to import Chinese labour to southern Africa despite the already tense racial situation in the region. It enables a clearer understanding of racial and political developments in southern Africa during the reconstruction period and places localised issues within a wider historiography.


Africa bibliography British Empire migration Southern Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-33839-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31657-8
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