ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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OVERSEAS CHINESE- Phase V in Nanyang

DURING the centuries of Imperial China, all Chinese, wherever living, were regarded as the inalienable and unviolable children of Mother China. Inalienable because not even they, let alone the countries in which they livd, were considered by China to be competent to question its jurisdiction over them; and unviolable at least during those periods when they could not be pushed around by anyone for fear of China. Especially respectful of this fear were the countries of the South Seas, or of Nanyang as Imperial China had named these waters.

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