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Transpacific Developments – The Politics of Multiple Chinas in Central America - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Transpacific Developments: The Politics of Multiple Chinas in Central America

Monica DeHart


This book intervenes in the debates of China's growing presence in Latin America with original ethnographic research that challenges conventional thinking about who and what constitutes Chinese development in Central America, how it is perceived locally, and what it portends for the future. The book makes visible the history of transregional encounters and relations that have produced local development, including Central America's partnership with Taiwan, the formative role of the Chinese diaspora, and US interventions. That history illuminates how Orientalist formulations of racial and cultur ... More

Keywords: China, Latin America, Chinese development, Central America, Taiwan, Chinese diaspora, Chinese influence, Beijing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501759420
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501759420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica DeHart, author
University of Puget Sound

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