British Journal of Chinese Studies

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Vol 13 No 1 (2023)

Opinions toward the War in Ukraine among Global Chinese Communities: Diversities, Connections, and New Research Opportunities

Yu Tao
The University of Western Australia
Racheline Tantular
The University of Western Australia
Published January 28, 2023
How to Cite
Tao, Y., & Tantular, R. (2023). Opinions toward the War in Ukraine among Global Chinese Communities. British Journal of Chinese Studies, 13(1), 110-116.


The war in Ukraine has triggered varying responses from people with Chinese heritage worldwide. These responses to the war highlight the diversities within global Chinese communities. They also serve as a lens through which we can observe how different Chinese communities intersect and interact through the internet and social media in a globalised world. This paper creates a few snapshots of juxtaposing opinions on the war in Ukraine among global Chinese communities. It identifies three preliminary patterns underlying these diverse opinions, pointing to directions for subsequent empirical studies. It also discusses how opinions toward the war in Ukraine expose the complex and complicated diversities and connections among global Chinese communities, calling for more scholarly efforts to situate Chinese studies within the global context.

  • public opinion,
  • global Chinese communities,
  • the war in Ukraine,
  • global Chinese studies,
  • diversity in Chinese communities,
  • connections between Chinese communities
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