A comprehensive overview of a Chinese immigrant community in an English-speaking, Anglo-Celtic society, this book provides their history, the development of their community from the early colonial period to modern times, their identity formation as a visible minority in a largely monocultural nation, and their settlement and adaptation issues. Discussed are the challenges faced by the Chinese as the only non-European, non-Polynesian ethnic group in New Zealand. With a history dating back to the mid-1850s, the argument is made that they are the most conspicuous minority group in New Zealand, and the book describes in detail the perception of their economic privilege among the new immigrant arrivals. Also provided is an examination of New Zealand society's race relations and national identity.
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