Who Are “Overseas Chinese Ethnic Minorities”? China’s Search for Transnational Ethnic Unity

@article{Barabantseva2012WhoA,
  title={Who Are “Overseas Chinese Ethnic Minorities”? China’s Search for Transnational Ethnic Unity},
  author={Elena Barabantseva},
  journal={Modern China},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={109 - 78}
}
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