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The Chineseness in the lives of Chinese Indonesians: A challenge for China foreign policy in Southeast Asia

Kuntjara, Ester Harijanti (2017) The Chineseness in the lives of Chinese Indonesians: A challenge for China foreign policy in Southeast Asia. In: International Conference on Chinese Indonesian Studies, 24-08-2017 - 24-08-2017, Jakarta - Indonesia.

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    Abstract

    Chinese Indonesians who have been living in the archipelago for many centuries have undergone a lot of struggle in order to adjust themselves with the local cultures. Their experiences have resulted in the forming of their hybrid cultures and attachment to the local cultures. This paper discusses the relationships of China and Chinese Indonesians in terms of how Chinese Indonesians have undergone some gradual loss of their Chineseness and how the condition can be seen from their on-going detachment in their relation with China and the Chineseness in their daily language for communication, their practice of naming, their use of Chinese kinship terms, the Cultural celebration during Chinese holidays and the maintenance of some Chinese artefacts. Eventually, this situation may become a challenge for China foreign policy in Southeast Asia as China is embracing Chinese overseas to get involved in supporting their ‘One Belt One Road’ strategy. Chinese Indonesians need a tactful consideration to stand in their chosen position.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese Indonesians; Chinese overseas, identity; Chineseness; detachment
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    Divisions: Faculty of Letter > English Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 16:59
    Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 16:01
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/17658

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