The Formation and Development of the Contemporary Chinese Diaspora in Japan

  • Chunfen Shao


Since 1978, there has been a surge of emigration from China to developed cities and regions around the world. Chinese migration is driving changes in the patterns of resettlement and integration of the migrants themselves and affecting transnational lifestyles and global citizenship. While transforming diasporic communities and host societies, it is also contributing to China’s economic development. It is thus crucial to understand the patterns, causes and consequences of this cross-border population movement and its relationship with economic and social changes (Hugo, Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, 2:82–103, 2008; Shao, Chinese migration to Japan, 1978–2010: Patterns and policies. In H. Duncan & J. Zhang (Eds.), Migration in China and Asian: Experience and policy (pp. 175–187). Dordrecht: Springer, 2014a).


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  • Chunfen Shao
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  1. 1.University of SydneyCamperdownAustralia

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