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Author Xing, Zhang

Title Preserving cultural identity through education : the schools of the Chinese community in Calcutta, India / Zhang Xing
Published Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 88 pages)
Series Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; Research series
Research series (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre)
Summary Immigrants from China started settling in Calcutta, the British capital of colonial India, from the late eighteenth century. Initially, the immigrant community comprised of male workers, many of whom sojourned between China and India. Only in the early twentieth century was there a large influx of women and children from China. To address the educational needs of the children - both immigrant and locally-born - several Chinese-medium primary and middle schools were established in Calcutta by the community in the 1920s and 1930s. Using many hitherto unexplored textual sources and interviews in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-83) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ISEAS, viewed on June 13, 2014)
Subject Chinese -- Education -- India -- Kolkata.
Chinese -- India -- Kolkata -- Ethnic identity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789814279888