Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Rethinking the Chinese Transnational Imaginary 2. Re-Appropriating the Model Minority Stereotype: Reflections on the 2000 Organization of Chinese Americans Convention 3. Between Being More American and Being More Chinese: An Ethnography of the Lowell Chinese School 4. Tang Poetry: The Paradox of Impossible Return 5. Between Fragmentation and Commodification: Performing Chinese Culture for Self and Other in Lowell and Tilburg 6. Transcultural Performances of Chinese/German Identity 7. Conclusion: Global Spaces of Chinese Culture: From Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to Cui Jian.
Sylvia van Ziegert holds a PhD in Anthropology from Rice University.