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7 - Transnational Chinese, 1990s to the Present

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 January 2020

Steven B. Miles
Affiliation:
Washington University, St Louis
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Chapter 7 shifts attention to a different class of migrants in the post-Mao era, the new middle class and wealthy migrants. The chapter traces the rapid feminization of migration, the expanding importance of student migration, and the new prominence of skilled migrants and investors. It also shows how a drastic expansion in the numbers of Chinese tourists going abroad has shaped diasporic trajectories. The chapter also traces the emergence of new diasporic institutions, such as emigration companies, tourist agencies, and real estate firms, and their role in the development of “new Chinatowns” or “ethnoburbs” in overseas destinations.

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Chinese Diasporas
A Social History of Global Migration
, pp. 228 - 249
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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For Further Exploration

Li, Wei. Ethnoburb: The New Ethnic Community in Urban America. University of Hawai’i Press, 2009.
Li, Wei, Zhao, Shengnan, Zheng, Lu, Wan, Yu, and Xiaojie, Li. “Student Migration: Evidence from Chinese Students in the US and China.” International Migration, special issue (2018): 120.
Ong, Aihwa. Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality. Duke University Press, 1999.
Sun, Wanning, ed. Media and the Chinese Diaspora: Community, Communications and Commerce. Routledge, 2006.
Wang, Xinyuan. Social Media in Industrial China. UCL Press, 2016.
Yeoh, Brenda S. A. and Lin, Weiqiang, “Chinese Migration to Singapore: Discourses and Discontents in a Globalizing Nation-State.Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 22.1 (2013): 3154.

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