Other peoples abroad who have also maintained strong identities have, in recent years, defined themselves as diasporas, though they were neither active agents of colonization nor passive victims of persecution.
All diasporic communities
settled outside their natal (or imagined natal) territories, acknowledge
that "the old country"--a notion often buried deep in language, religion,
custom or folklore--always has some claim on their loyalty and emotion.
(Robert Cohen ix).
Stories of Diaspora: the hybrids (in Chinese)
Cohen, Robin. Global Diaspora: An Introduction. Seattle: U of Washington P, 1997.