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The legal status of the Chinese abroad

Huang, Tsen Ming (1935) The legal status of the Chinese abroad. PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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The thesis is confined to the discussion of the position of the Chinese either as immigrants, when they seek admission to foreign lands, as resident aliens after being admitted, as naturalised aliens where they are eligible for naturalisation, or as ascendants of any of these in their country of domicile. M The countries chosen for illustration comprise (1) the United States of America. (2) the British Dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and (3) the Asiatic countries of Straits settlements, the Malay states, Siam, French Indo-China and the Dutch Hast Indies. The work is divided Into six Parts. Part I deals with the s' constitutional provisions of the respective countries with the object of showing how far the various law-making organs may enact legislation affecting the position of aliens or of persons belonging to a particular racial group. The general historical survey ill reveal the important facts and problems of Chinese immigration. Part II is devoted to the discussion of immigration laws and restrictions under which the Chinese may enter, travel or reside in the countries concerned. special attention has been Paid to the constantly changing position under successive enactments and judicial interpretations thereof. Part III deals with Problems of nationality and naturalisation, showing the conditions under which Chinese may acquire foreign nationality, and the consequences of such acquisition. Legislation in restraint of trade and occupation is discussed in Part IV, which presents the economic aspect of the Chinese problem. Part V concerns restrictions of **her civil and political rights of the Chinese either as aliens or as citizens in their country of adoption. In part VI Is considered the special Jurisdictional régime to whioh the Chinese are subject. It expounds the status of Chinese as affected by consular jurisdiction in Siam and their status of native assimilation in other Asiatic countries.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: © 1935 Tsen Ming Huang
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
K Law > K Law (General)
URI: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/4004

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