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Chinese indentured labour in the colonial Asia Pacific region, 1919 to 1966

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to investigate the abolition of Chinese indenture in the Asia Pacific region after 1919. It intends to investigate whether labour standards set by the International Labor Organization (ILO) were able to influence and overcome the European colonial preference for coerced migrant labour. The project expects to generate new knowledge about Australian, Chinese and global attitudes towards labour migration, by combining a comparative regional approach with detailed case studies of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018 - 2020

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP180100695

Local Award Id


  • 124705

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to investigate the abolition of Chinese indenture in the Asia Pacific region after 1919. It intends to investigate whether labour standards set by the International Labor Organization (ILO) were able to influence and overcome the European colonial preference for coerced migrant labour. The project expects to generate new knowledge about Australian, Chinese and global attitudes towards labour migration, by combining a comparative regional approach with detailed case studies of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018 - 2020

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP180100695

Local Award Id


  • 124705