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From Tribute Trade To Migration Center: The Ryukyu And Hong Kong Maritime Networks Within The East And South China Seas In A Long-Term Perspective

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This chapter looks at the emergence of Singapore as a key migration node for Chinese. In addition to being a major destination for Chinese leaving China during the nineteenth century, Singapore itself became a major staging area for further Chinese migrations, both labor and other wise. The chapter aims to look at the port's function as a labor market. The chapter examines the other migratory stream that flowed out of Singapore: that of the Baba or Straits-born Chinese. They represented the opposite end of the social and economic scale from the coolies. The beginnings of these migrant streams had come into existence nearly a century before the foundation of Singapore by the British in 1819.

Keywords:British; Chinese migrations; coolies; migration node; Singapore



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