Chinese Traders in a Philippine Town: From Daily Competition to Urban Transformation



Author: Norbert Dannhaeuser

Based on three decades of anthropological field research, Chinese Traders in a Philippine Town addresses two aspects of a provincial town in the PHilippines. First, it examines the town's Chinese trade community as composed of individuals and families who follow commercial ends with varrying degrees as success by means of a wide range of competititve tactics. Second, it descibes changes the town has experienced during recent decades and how these have been to a large degree to the result of long-term, commercial strategies followed by substantial Chinese entrepreneurs.

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