Nanyang (Chinese: 南洋; pinyin: nányáng) is the Chinese name for the geographical region south of China, particularly Southeast Asia. Literally meaning "Southern Ocean", it came into common usage in self-reference to the large ethnic Chinese migrant population in Southeast Asia, to be more precise, in Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
See also 
- Urban dimension of the political economy of Nanyang ethnicity
- Art of Island Southeast Asia, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art