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The Ancestral Village in Anxi County

Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

in Rebuilding the Ancestral Village

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028818
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207332 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028818.003.0003
The Ancestral Village in Anxi County

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This chapter provides some background information about the state of poverty that Anxi experienced during the early years, and even today. It also explores the measures taken by the central, provincial, and county governments to eradicate poverty. As qiaoxiang, with overseas Chinese capital, are considered by the government to be potential growth nodes that could bring about development in the county, the chapter examines how the Singapore Chinese, in part through encouragement of government officials, have provided material and financial resources to help eradicate poverty and to make the qiaoxiang prosperous.

Keywords: poverty; Anxi; qiaoxiang; Singapore Chinese; financial resources

Chapter.  6308 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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