Between China’s overseas Chinese policy and Malaysia’s ethnic policies: Cultural identity of Malaysian-Chinese students in Mainland China

Kam Yee LAW, Kim-ming LEE

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Abstract

This article focuses on the politics of cultural identity, with special reference on the younger generation of Malaysian-Chinese, particularly those studying in Mainland China. The respective policies of Malaysia and Mainland China are discussed in greater detail, while also drawing attention to the socio-cultural aspect of those policies. Then, the paper discusses the development, limitations, and possible changes on China’s overseas Chinese policy over the years by using the case study on a specific group of young Malaysian-Chinese who are pursuing their higher education studies in Mainland China. Copyright © 2005 Casa Verde Publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-62
JournalJournal of Societal & Social Policy
Volume4/3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Citation

Law, K.-Y., & Lee, K.-M. (2005). Between China’s overseas Chinese policy and Malaysia’s ethnic policies: Cultural identity of Malaysian-Chinese students in Mainland China. Journal of Societal and Social Policy, 4/3, 49-62.

Keywords

  • Overseas Chinese
  • Malaysia
  • Mainland China
  • Identity politics
  • Ethnic policies
  • Tertiary education

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