Counter Cultures Network developed in response to a 2010 Social Science and Humanities Research Council funded international conference exploring how the Chinese shop – in all its manifestations – acted as a cultural contact zone throughout the Chinese diaspora.



Our digital gallery features exhibits pertaining to Chinese shop experience throughout the Chinese diaspora.

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Shopkeeper Story Map

Find out who worked where or submit a Chinese shop story on our Interactive regional maps of the Chinese shop diaspora.

Help chart the Chinese shopkeeper diaspora on our interactive story map.

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Research [Register|Login]

Stay up-to-date with current research on topics pertaining to diasporic Chinese shop experience.

Have a story to tell or research to submit? Find out how to do so by registering with the Counter Cultures network.


If you are having issues, questions or inquires, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Updates are depended on the actual community.


The content is proof read and the information is confirmed prior to it being available on the website.


Registration is the easiest part, all you need is an active Google account, Linkedin account or Facebook account.

Want to contribute? Feel free to Log-in and start submitting  your own exhibits or store locations.

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