Revisiting the Vietnamese refugee era : an Asian perspective from Hong Kong

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Chinese/Vietnamese diaspora
Subtitle of host publicationrevisiting the boat people
EditorsYuk Wah Chan
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon;New York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages3-19
ISBN (Electronic)9780203813102
ISBN (Print)9780415613101, 9780415704816
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameRoutledge contemporary Asia series
Volume33

Abstract

Over three decades have passed since the first Vietnamese refugees left their homelands. These refugees fled from war and strife in search of a better life elsewhere. The first wave left immediately after Saigon fell to the communists. The second wave occurred after the two Asian communist regimes, Vietnam and China fell out with each other, and the subsequent anti-Chinese atmosphere in Vietnam in the late 1970s. An estimated 70 per cent of these refugees were Chinese-Vietnamese. Unlike the first two exoduses which have been well documented, the third wave of mainly ethnic Vietnamese refugees who fled to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia between 1988 to 1991, has been somewhat neglected.

Citation Format(s)

Revisiting the Vietnamese refugee era : an Asian perspective from Hong Kong. / Chan, Yuk Wah.

The Chinese/Vietnamese diaspora: revisiting the boat people. ed. / Yuk Wah Chan. Abingdon, Oxon;New York : Routledge, 2011. p. 3-19 1 (Routledge contemporary Asia series; Vol. 33).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review