Mapping Chinese RangoonChinese mapping Rangoon
Rank and nation among the Sino-Burmeses
The Mapping Chinese Rangoon is both an intimate investigation of the Chinese who are identifying with Burma/Myanmar and choosing to stay in Burma/Myanmar, and an enlightenment of the 21st world. In this ethnographic space, we examine how the Sino-Burmese have been living between states, conscious of uncertainty in their ambiguous policy state, but conscious of the potential of this grey area between two repressive modes in terms of society and economy.
In Rangoon's Chinese-Burmese label, Chinese and Tayout (the Myanmar analogy to Chinese) do not recognise the language and culture difference between the various groups that have established themselves in the town - Hokkien, Cantonese and Hakka - and merge this multifaceted populace with the state action of the People's Republic of China and the alleged domination of the OCE...
This first Anglophone survey of the Chinese-Burmese tongue, Mapping Chinese Rangoon explores the concept of race, territoriality and nations in an area where race is inseparably linked to state authority. "The Mapping Chinese Rangoon explores the important issue of how minorities are surviving through adaptive and resistant to helplessness."
MUSE Project - Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Rank and nation among the Chinese-Burmese