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


WWII saw the beginning of the end of colonial rule in Burma and a political reshuffle in China, which essentially terminated the century-long Chinese emigration. In post-war Myanmar, the Chinese were going to experience confrontations and hardship as an ethnic minority in a newly independent nation-state of Southeast Asia over its six-decade long isolation and tremendous and sudden changes brought by the latest political and economic reforms in 2011. Li concludes this book with analyses on how old, colonial “myths” of the Chinese as being commercially successful, morally corrupt, and politically indifferent find new currencies in fast-changing Myanmar society today with a modern twist, indicating the uneasy entanglement between historical repercussion and present-day readapting that Myanmar is currently facing.


Chinese Community Colonial Rule Mixed Ancestry Colonial State Chinese Migrant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of History, SOASUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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