Regional Development and Cross-Border Cultural Linkage: The Case of a Vietnamese Community in Guangxi, China

  • Cheung Siu-woo

Abstract

My first visit to the Vietnamese community in Guangxi province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was made possible thanks to special arrangements made by Mr Li,1 a retired middle-ranking government official of Fengcheng county. Mr Li is also a respected scholar of the Jing, an ethnic minority of Vietnamese descent. He brought me to his natal village Wanwei, where we joined a meeting with village elders to plan the celebration of the annual Hat2 Festival which would be held a week later in late July 1996. Wanwei is situated along the Gulf of Tonkin (Beibuwan) less than 20 kilometres from the Vietnamese border.

Keywords

Burning Migration Europe Transportation Income 

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