Internal and International Migration: Chinese Perspectives (Chinese Worlds)
By: Frank N. Pieke (author), Hein Mallee (author)Hardback
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Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas, perceptions and theories concerning internal and international migration.Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas, perceptions and theories concerning internal and international migration. The book argues for the emergence of a Chinese world system in which internal and international mobility is a central and heterogenous feature. The book presents an unusually rich case study of migration and transnationalism of migrants from southern Zhejiang province in Chinese and European cities, studies of rural-urban migration in booming southern China, implementation of the birth control policy among migrants in Beijing, discrimination and stereotypisation of rural migrants in Shanghai, contract worker teams in Beijing, and forced urban-rural migration during the Cultural Revolution.
Introduction - Chinese and European perspectives on migration. Part 1 Chinese internal migration: the "static" decades; internal migration in China; selectivity, migration reasons and backward linkages of rural-urban migrants; migrant construction teams in Beijing; the floating population and the integration of the city community; issues in the fertility of temporary migrants in Beijing. Part 2 Zhejiang migrants in Europe and China: moving stones from China to Europe; "to get rich quickly in Europe!"; patterns of migration from Zhejiang to Germany; Zhejiang village in Beijing; Chinese organizations in Hungary, 1989-1996; exporting the "Wenzhou model" to Beijing and Florence. Part 3 Migration, identity and belonging: female autobiographies from the Cultural Revolution; separation, reunion and the Chinese attachment to place. Part 4 Conclusion: of exceptionalisms and generalities.
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