Contemporary Chinese Diasporas

  • Min Zhou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Min Zhou, Gregor Benton
    Pages 1-25
  3. New Chinese Diasporas in Africa

  4. New Chinese Diasporas in Asia

  5. New Chinese Diasporas in Oceania

  6. New Chinese Diasporas in Europe

  7. New Chinese Diasporas in the Americas

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 425-435

About this book


This book focuses on International migration among the Chinese long before European colonists set foot on the Asian continent. It reveals why the Chinese moved across sea and land, seasonally or permanently, to other parts of Asia and the rest of the world to pursue economic opportunities and alternative means of livelihood. Emigration from China ebbed after World War II, but has surged again as China implemented its open-door policy in December 1978. Since then, massive waves of Chinese migrations have pushed onto the shores of all continents of the globe with little sign of slowing down, giving rise to new Chinese migrant communities in both traditional and contemporary migrant-receiving countries. This volume addresses the new Chinese diasporas around the world, offering a snapshot of the cosmopolitan and shifting nature of Chinese population dynamics from the perspectives of anthropologists, geographers, historians, sociologists, and scholars of international studies. 


Chinese diasporas Immigration studies Asian Economics Population politics Southeast Asia One belt, one road

Editors and affiliations

  • Min Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAUSA

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