Acknowledgements; List of Figures and Maps; List of Tables; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Making of Chinese Overseas in the South Seas in Longue Durèe; Chapter 2 Chinese Overseas Bourgeoisie in the Emerging Anti-imperialist Nationalism; Chapter 3 The Patriotic 1930s: Chinese Overseas Bourgeoisie in Nationalist Wings; Chapter 4 Rescuing Businesses through Transnationalism; Chapter 5 Whose National Interests? Selling Chinese Goods along the Hong Kong-Singapore Corridor; Chapter 6 United Chinese Identity among Divided Homeland Ties; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
In Networks beyond Empires, Kuo finds that Chinese speech-group ties were key to understanding diasporic businesses and nationalism. These transnational networks transformed the Hong Kong-Singapore corridor into a space autonomous from Chinese official nationalism and British as well as Japanese empires.
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