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Title: Looking to China and back : on India’s diaspora engagement, knowledge transfer and the limits of inclusion
Authors: van Dongen, Els
Keywords: Diaspora Engagement
China
Humanities::History::Asia::China
Issue Date: 2018
Source: van Dongen, E. (2018). Looking to China and back : on India’s diaspora engagement, knowledge transfer and the limits of inclusion. China Report, 54(2), 231-240. doi:10.1177/0009445518761088
Series/Report no.: China Report
Abstract: Against the background of the rise of ‘diaspora institutions’ since the early 2000s, this commentary reflects on China’s diaspora engagement and India’s interest in it in the context of its own institutionalisation of diaspora engagement since the early 2000s. It argues that notwithstanding historical and political differences, some lessons could be learned from China. These pertain to the importance of recognising the various segments of the diaspora; the role of community organisations; the centrality of diaspora research; and the connection between diaspora policies and shifting national priorities. However, both in China and in India, some principal limits remain in terms of diaspora engagement due to the prioritising of the socio-economically advantaged; the tension among cultural, ethnic and territorial understandings of the nation; and because political inclusion lags behind the focus on economic and knowledge contributions. These limits lead us to reconsider some of the shared ideas, assumptions and practices behind the rise of ‘diaspora institutions’ in a broader sense.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/84167
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/50179
ISSN: 0009-4455
DOI: 10.1177/0009445518761088
Rights: © 2018 The Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published by SAGE Publications in China Report and is made available with permission of The Author(s).
Fulltext Permission: open
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