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ERIC Number: EJ1006892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Teaching Geography through "Chinatowns": Global Connections and Local Spaces
Ho, Li-Ching; Seow, Tricia
Social Education, v77 n1 p36-41 Jan-Feb 2013
Chinatowns are familiar emblems of "Chineseness" in many countries and are among the most visible and tangible spatial manifestations of Chinese migration. Large and well-established Chinatowns can be found in diverse locales, including New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Paris, Sydney, and Singapore. Despite sharing numerous easily recognizable features, the different Chinatowns also possess many unique and distinct characteristics. In this article, the authors suggest comparing two or more Chinatowns in different countries or regions as a means for teachers to illustrate key geographical understandings and concepts such as stereotyping, migration, cultural diversity, and governance. (Contains 1 figure, 10 online resources and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Vancouver); France (Paris); New York; Singapore