The Chinese diaspora: The current distribution of the overseas Chinese population

  title={The Chinese diaspora: The current distribution of the overseas Chinese population},
  author={Dudley L. Poston and Juyin Helen Wong},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Sociology},
  pages={348 - 373}
In the present paper we draw on the extensive data resources of the 'Overseas Chinese Affairs Council in Taiwan in an analysis of the overseas Chinese worldwide as of c. 2010. We raise and endeavor to answer four basic questions: (1) How many overseas Chinese are there currently in the world? (2) How are they distributed among the world's countries and regions? (3) What have been their patterns of population change in past decades? (4) What characteristics of the receiving countries are related… 

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