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The Chinese in South Africa: a historical study of a cultural minority.

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dc.contributor.author Harris, Karen L
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-06T07:58:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-06T07:58:45Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Harris, K.L. 1999. The Chinese in South Africa: a historical study of a cultural minority. New contree, 46:82-95, Nov. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6273
dc.description.abstract South African historiography has for the most part been primarily preoccupied with explaining the past in terms of ethnic dimensions. More particularly, race - in its blackwhite paradigm - has been profoundly formative in historical studies of our society. Until fairly recently, the "persistent disinterest in thinking about race and race relations in terms other than black and white" led to various cultural minorities being under represented in the historical record and incorrectly reflected in popular culture. This article briefly considers the lacuna in historiography; outlines some of the research related problems in dealing with a cultural minority; and focuses on the early history of the Chinese community as an example of how such a study adds a different perspective to the larger parameters of South Africa's racially stratified past. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of History, University of North-West en_US
dc.title The Chinese in South Africa: a historical study of a cultural minority. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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